Mary Ellen Burton

Female27 July 1878–20 December 1938

Brief Life History of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Burton was born on 27 July 1878, in Lincoln, Kentucky, United States, her father, William R Burton, was 41 and her mother, Minerva Acton, was 32. She married Haviland Ewell Reed on 10 April 1907, in Stanford, Lincoln, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Magisterial District 3 Waynesburg, Lincoln, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Ludlow, Kenton, Kentucky, United States in 1930. She died on 20 December 1938, in Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Somerset City Cemetery, Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States.

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Haviland Ewell Reed
Mary Ellen Burton
Marriage: 10 April 1907
Lecta Reed
Margaret Peggy Reed
Elizabeth Reed
Adell Sue Reed

Sources (11)

  • Mary Reed in household of Haviland E Reed, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Burton, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Burton in entry for Elizabeth Reed, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 April 1907Stanford, Lincoln, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 3

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1892 · The Radio is invented

    Age 14

    Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 18

    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: habitational name from a placename that is very common in central and northern England. The derivation in most cases is from Old English burh ‘fort’ (see Burke ) + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

    French (northeastern): regional variant of Berton .

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

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