Burton 'Bert' Thomas Oxley

22 December 1891–30 June 1954 (Age 62)
Maxwell, Story, Iowa, United States

The Life of Burton 'Bert' Thomas

When Burton 'Bert' Thomas Oxley was born on 22 December 1891, in Maxwell, Story, Iowa, United States, his father, John William Oxley, was 24 and his mother, Cora E. Miller, was 23. He had at least 4 sons and 2 daughters with Julia Meszaros. He lived in Sargent, North Dakota, United States in 1935 and Sargent Township, Sargent, North Dakota, United States in 1940. He died on 30 June 1954, in Cogswell, Sargent, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Cogswell, Sargent, North Dakota, United States.

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Burton 'Bert' Thomas Oxley
Julia Meszaros
Winifred Oxley
Infant Oxley
Michel Oxley
Daniel Oxley
Harry Oxley
Majorie Oxley

Spouse and Children



    Winifred Oxley


    Infant Oxley


    Michel Oxley


    Daniel Oxley


    Harry Oxley


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+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 17

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places, for example Oxley in Staffordshire and Ox Lee near Hepworth (West Yorkshire), named with Old English oxa ‘ox’ + lēah ‘(woodland) clearing’.2 Probably a respelling of South German Öchsle ( see Oechsle ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Burton T Oxley in household of John W Oxley, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Bert T Oxley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bert Oxley, "United States Census, 1930"

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