Thomas Martin Burgess

Brief Life History of Thomas Martin

When Thomas Martin Burgess was born on 16 August 1876, in Union, South Carolina, United States, his father, William Fletcher Burgess, was 21 and his mother, Zanie Frances Bowen, was 18. He had at least 4 sons and 6 daughters with Sarah E George. He lived in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States in 1920 and Pacolet, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States in 1930. He died on 6 October 1966, in Moore, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Pacolet, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States.

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Thomas Martin Burgess
Sarah E George
Loyle Lydia Burgess
Edna Mae Burgess
Clyde VanBuren Burgess
Esther Kathleen Burgess
Jones Fletcher Burgess
Paul Andrew Burgess
Edna Mae Burgess
Ruth Frances Burgess
Boyd Edward George Burgess

Sources (10)

  • T M Burgess, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thomas Martin Burgess, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Thomas Martin Burgess, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"

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1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English: status name from Middle English burge(i)s, burgis, borgeis ‘inhabitant of a borough’ (strictly one possessing full municipal rights), ‘freeman of a borough’. Burgesses generally had tenure of land or buildings from a landlord by burgage. In medieval England burgage involved the payment of a fixed money rent (as opposed to payment in kind); in Scotland it involved payment in service, guarding the town. The -eis ending is from Latin -ensis (modern English -ese as in Portuguese). Compare Burger .

Americanized form of French Bourgeois .

History: Thomas Burgess came from England to MA c. 1630 and eventually settled in Sandwich, MA.

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

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