George Thomas Burns

1891–1953 (Age 61)
South Africa

The Life of George Thomas

When George Thomas Burns was born on 2 November 1891, in South Africa, his father, James Robert Burns, was 30 and his mother, Mary Jane Geraty, was 33. He married Winifred Morgan on 9 December 1921, in South Africa. He died on 8 October 1953, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

George Thomas Burns
Winifred Morgan
Marriage: 9 December 1921

Spouse and Children

9 December 1921
South Africa

Parents and Siblings

    James Robert Burns


    Mary Jane Geraty





    Claude Burns



    Gwen Burns


    Victor Williams Burns


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World Events (8)


Age 6

Part of Zululand incorporated into British colony of Natal. King Solomon ka Dinizulu exiled.

Age 8

British troops gather on the Transvaal border and ignore an ultimatum to disperse. The second Anglo-Boer War begins.

Age 18

British Parliament enacts the South Africa Act, proposed constitution of Union of South Africa.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream or streams, from the Middle English nominative plural or genitive singular of burn ( see Bourne ).2 Scottish: variant of Burnhouse, habitational name from a place named with burn ‘stream’ + house ‘house’.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Broin ( see Byrne ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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