William J Burge

1866–
Illinois, United States

The Life of William J

When William J Burge was born in 1866, in Illinois, United States, his father, George Burge, was 31 and his mother, Angeline Knight, was 24. He married Emma Rinkel on 10 October 1893, in Madison, Illinois, United States.

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William J Burge
1866–
Emma Rinkel
1871–
Marriage: 10 October 1893

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 October 1893
Madison, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Male1835–1889Male

    Angeline Knight

    Female1842–Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 0

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1871

Age 5

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 32

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly Somerset and Dorset): variant of Bridge , Old English brycg, with metathesis of u and r, as exemplified in several place names of this origin in various parts of southern England.2 German (Bürge): from Middle High German bürge ‘bailsman’, ‘guarantor’.3 In some cases maybe an altered spelling of Swiss Bürgi ( see Burgi ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • William Burge in household of George Burge, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William J Burge, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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