Catherine Burns

13 August 1893–26 March 1965 (Age 71)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Catherine

When Catherine Burns was born on 13 August 1893, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Thomas Burns, was 29 and her mother, Agnes McCauly, was 31. She married Peter J. Boyle on 29 November 1911, in Greensburg, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in North Irwin, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Irwin, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. She died on 26 March 1965, in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 71.

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Peter J. Boyle
Catherine Burns
Marriage: 29 November 1911
Agnes M Boyle
Bruce Boyle
Kathleen Boyle

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 November 1911Greensburg, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 3
    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.
    1905 · The Movie Theater
    Age 12
    The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 19
    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    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 (3)

    • Catherine Burns in household of Thomas Burns, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Catharine Boyle in household of Peter J Boyle, Jr, "United States Census, 1920"

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