John Henry Rhodes Burrows

Brief Life History of John Henry Rhodes

When John Henry Rhodes Burrows was born on 11 November 1907, in Plymouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Leonard Burrows, was 45 and his mother, Harriet Emmeline Rhodes, was 38. He died in 1979, in Plymouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 72.

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Joseph Leonard Burrows
Harriet Emmeline Rhodes
Joseph Charles Webb Burrows
Lonsdale Rhodes Burrows
Harriet Burrows
William George Ladbrook Burrows
Charles Albert Rhodes Burrows
Doris Evelyn Burrows
John Leonard Rhodes Burrows
Gladys Irene Burrows
John Henry Rhodes Burrows
George Edward Rhodes Burrows
Elsie Beatrice Burrows

Sources (7)

  • John Henry Rhodes Burrows in household of Joseph Burrows, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • John Henry R Burrows, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • John Henry R Burrows, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"

World Events (8)


London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.


Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning


variant of Burrow , with excrescent -s.

(mainly Sheffield): occasionally also a topographic name or occupational name for someone who lived or worked at a house with a chamber for conducting manorial business (Middle English bour, Old English būr ‘bower, chamber’, + hous ‘house’). Compare Burroughs and Burris .

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

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