Audrey Louise Burch

13 December 1901–30 December 1974 (Age 73)
Love, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Audrey Louise

Audrey Louise Burch was born on 13 December 1901, in Love, Oklahoma, United States. She married Arthur Felton Johnson on 15 February 1920, in Big Spring, Howard, Texas, United States. She died on 30 December 1974, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 73.

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Arthur Felton Johnson
1901–1955
Audrey Louise Burch
1901–1974
Marriage: 15 February 1920

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 February 1920
Big Spring, Howard, Texas, United States

World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1907

Age 6

Oklahoma is the 46th state.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 20

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Birch .2 North German: habitational name from any of several places called Burg, in northern Germany originally denoting a fortified town or a fortified residence within a town. The form reflects the north German pronunciation of Burg.

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

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