James McNall Burns

Brief Life History of James McNall

When James McNall Burns was born on 20 August 1845, his father, John Burns, was 32 and his mother, Eleanor Burns, was 22. He married Lucy Idella Gilliland on 10 February 1892, in Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Hanover Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States for about 50 years and Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. He died on 5 August 1935, at the age of 89, and was buried in Glenshaw, Shaler Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

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James McNall Burns
Lucy Idella Gilliland
Marriage: 10 February 1892
Bertha Estella Burns
William Raymond Burns
Edgar McNall Burns
Genevieve Elizabeth Burns

Sources (12)

  • James M Burns, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James M. Burnes, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • James McNall Burns, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


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1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Scottish (central Scotland and northern England): habitational name from any of various places called formerly Burnis, Burnes, or Burnhouse (named with burn- ‘stream’), especially those in Kincardineshire, Renfrewshire, Dunbartonshire, and possibly Argyll.

English and Scottish: variant either of Burn , with post-medieval excrescent -s, or of Barnes .

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Broin (see Byrne ), with excrescent -s.

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

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