Rev. Leroy Sims Burden

Male15 June 1925–6 January 1999

Brief Life History of Leroy Sims

When Rev. Leroy Sims Burden was born on 15 June 1925, in Greenwood, Greenwood, South Carolina, United States, his father, James Callaway Burden, was 41 and his mother, Loudora Bellows, was 35. He had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Ruby Lyndal Cody. He lived in Hunter Township, Laurens, South Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 6 January 1999, at the age of 73, and was buried in Calvary Memorial Gardens, Clinton, Laurens, South Carolina, United States.

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Rev. Leroy Sims Burden
Ruby Lyndal Cody
Carolyn Burden
Daniel Cody
James Callaway Burden
Danny Earl Burden

Sources (9)

  • Leroy Burden in household of James C Burden, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leroy S Burden, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"
  • Leroy S. Burden, "Find A Grave Index"

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Children (4)

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World Events (8)


Age 2

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


Age 4

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 20

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning


(southern England, of Norman origin): from a diminutive of the ancient Germanic personal name Burdo, for which compare Burdett . Burdonus and other derivatives of the Gaulish personal name Burdo (‘mule’) are found in France, where it is rare and the similar French surname may derive instead from Old French bourdon in the sense ‘pilgrim's staff’ (compare Bourdon 1). The personal name, whether of ancient Germanic or Gaulish origin, does occur in medieval England, but rarely.

habitational name from any of various places called Burdon or Burden. Burden in Yorkshire and Great Burdon in County Durham are named with Old English burh ‘stronghold, fortified place’ + dūn ‘hill’; Burdon in Tyne and Wear is named with Old English b̄re ‘byre’ + denu ‘valley’.

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

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