Harriet May Mix

16 September 1882–19 May 1951 (Age 68)
Lakeview Twsp., Becker Co., MN

The Life of Harriet May

When Harriet May Mix was born on 16 September 1882, her father, Orson Valentine Mix, was 28 and her mother, Leila Mae Moore, was 22. She married Royal Angelo Burghdorf on 14 June 1909. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Norton Shores, Muskegon, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 19 May 1951, in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Royal Angelo Burghdorf
Harriet May Mix
Marriage: 14 June 1909
Orris A. Burghdorf
Harry F. Burghdorf
Marion Burghdorf

Spouse and Children

14 June 1909


Parents and Siblings

    Orson Valentine Mix


    Leila Mae Moore




    Flora Edna Mix




    Lillian Belle Mix


    Lenie Mix


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

Age 2

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 5

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 19

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

1 Of German origin: perhaps a respelling of Micksch, from Mikusch, a pet form of Mikolaj, a Slavic form of Nicholas .2 Probably English: unexplained.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harriett Burghdorf in household of Royal Burghdorf, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hattie Burghdorf in household of Roy Burghdorf, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Hattie Mix, "Minnesota State Census, 1905"

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