Mary Alice Burgess

1853–1940 (Age 87)
Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Alice

When Mary Alice Burgess was born in 1853, in Missouri, United States, her father, Peter Burgess, was 38 and her mother, Mary Alice Rostron, was 32. She married William Molyneaux on 25 December 1874, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Leigh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1911. She died in 1940, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Molyneaux
1848–1890
Mary Alice Burgess
1853–1940
Marriage: 25 December 1874
Howard John Molyneaux
1875–1901
Martha Alice Molyneux
1881–1901

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1874St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (4)

    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 1
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1860
    Age 7
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 23
    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    Name Meaning

    English: status name from Middle English burge(i)s, burgis, borgeis ‘inhabitant of a borough’ (strictly one possessing full municipal rights), ‘freeman of a borough’. Burgesses generally had tenure of land or buildings from a landlord by burgage. In medieval England burgage involved the payment of a fixed money rent (as opposed to payment in kind); in Scotland it involved payment in service, guarding the town. The -eis ending is from Latin -ensis (modern English -ese as in Portuguese). Compare Burger .Americanized form of French Bourgeois .History: Thomas Burgess came from England to MA c. 1630 and eventually settled in Sandwich, MA.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Burger
    Burges
    Burgis

    Sources (26)

    • Mary Molyneaux in household of William Molyneaux, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
    • Alice Burgess in entry for William Molyneaux, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • Mary Molyneaux, "United States Census, 1910"

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