Thomas Hardy Burnett

30 August 1878–31 August 1961 (Age 83)
Upshur, Texas, United States

The Life of Thomas Hardy

When Thomas Hardy Burnett was born on 30 August 1878, in Upshur, Texas, United States, his father, Daniel Burnett, was 20 and his mother, Ella David Moon, was 19. He married Loretta Ada Turner in 1898, in Upshur, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 4, Upshur, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 3, Upshur, Texas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 31 August 1961, in Gilmer, Upshur, Texas, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Grice Cemetery, Grice, Upshur, Texas, United States.

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Thomas Hardy Burnett
Loretta Ada Turner
Marriage: 1898
Ira A Burnett
Ethel Burnett
Velma Burnett
Lona Burnett
Claud Alphas Burnett
Clinton Clyde Burnett
D B Burnett

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Upshur, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 3

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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!

Age 22

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

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: descriptive nickname from Old French burnete, a diminutive of brun ‘brown’ ( see Brown ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas H Burnett in household of Daniel Burnett, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Tom H Burnett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Tom H Burnett, "United States Census, 1940"

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