Mary Doshia Burden

12 October 1872–5 May 1954 (Age 81)
Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mary Doshia

When Mary Doshia Burden was born on 12 October 1872, in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, United States, her father, Andrew Jackson Burden, was 25 and her mother, Lucy Johnson, was 18. She married William Jefferson Cavender on 12 March 1868, in Stone, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 8 daughters. She lived in Franklin Township, Dent, Missouri, United States for about 20 years and Spring Creek Township, Dent, Missouri, United States in 1930. She died on 5 May 1954, in Salem, Dent, Missouri, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Dent, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Jefferson Cavender
Mary Doshia Burden
Lela May Cavender
Norma A. Cavender
Lola M. Cavender
Zola B Cavender
Viola M. Cavender
Birtia Cavender
Liness henry Cavender
Dorman Cavendar
Hattie Cavendar

Spouse and Children



    Lela May Cavender


    Lola M. Cavender


    Zola B Cavender


    Viola M. Cavender



+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Andrew Jackson Burden


    Lucy Johnson




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 5

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Country):1. (of Norman origin) from the Old French personal name Burdo (oblique case Burdon), probably of Germanic origin, but uncertain meaning. 2. nickname for a pilgrim or one who carried a pilgrim's staff, Middle English, Old French bourdon. 3. habitational name from any of various places called Burdon or Burden. Burden in West 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 bȳre ‘byre’ + denu ‘valley’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary D Cavender in household of William J Cavender, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Cavendar in household of William Cavendar, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Cavender in household of William Cavender, "United States Census, 1900"

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