William Bennett Burrous

Male20 November 1890–18 December 1944

Brief Life History of William Bennett

When William Bennett Burrous was born on 20 November 1890, in Mount Zion Township, Macon, Illinois, United States, his father, Marion Henry Burrous, was 31 and his mother, Eliza Ann Bushart, was 30. He married Mary Jansen on 13 June 1918, in Hugo, Lincoln, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Altona Township, Pipestone, Minnesota, United States in 1895 and Osborne Township, Pipestone, Minnesota, United States in 1900. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 18 December 1944, in Genoa, Lincoln, Colorado, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Genoa, Lincoln, Colorado, United States.

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William Bennett Burrous
Mary Jansen
Marriage: 13 June 1918
William H Burrous
Mary K Burrous
Raymond Charles Burrous

Sources (13)

  • Wm B Burrouk M in household of M H Burrouk M, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wm B Burrows, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"
  • Willie B Burrous, "Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 June 1918Hugo, Lincoln, Colorado, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)

    1892 · The Chicago Canal

    Age 2

    The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 6

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1906 · Saving Food Labels

    Age 16

    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    Name Meaning

    English (Leicestershire): variant of Burrows . This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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