Albert William Burns

24 July 1883–24 May 1980 (Age 96)
Washington, Washington, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Albert William

When Albert William Burns was born on 24 July 1883, in Washington, Washington, Iowa, United States, his father, Hamilton Melville Burns, was 35 and his mother, Laura Melissa Steffy, was 34. He married Anna Caroline Draut on 2 March 1908, in Buchanan, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Agency Township, Buchanan, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States in 1910. He died on 24 May 1980, in Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States.

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Albert William Burns
Anna Caroline Draut
Marriage: 2 March 1908
Ruby F Burns
William L. Burns
Margaret B. Burns
Andrew Joseph Burns

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 March 1908Buchanan, Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1884 · There is now a Capital Building
    Age 1
    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
    Age 3
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    1909 · The NAACP is formed
    Age 26
    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    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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    Sources (9)

    • Albert Burns in household of Hamilton Burns, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
    • Albert W Burns, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • Albert William Burns, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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