James Wilbur Burnham

3 August 1853–5 October 1919 (Age 66)
Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of James Wilbur

When James Wilbur Burnham was born on 3 August 1853, in Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States, his father, Luther Sylvester Burnham, was 36 and his mother, Charlotte Joslin, was 31. He married Eliza Jane Argyle on 11 November 1874, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States in 1880 and Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 5 October 1919, in Pleasant View, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Wilbur Burnham
1853–1919
Eliza Jane Argyle
1859–1944
Marriage: 11 November 1874
James Wilbur Burnham Jr.
1875–1951
Emily Jane Burnham
1878–1947
Flavilla Ann Burnham
1880–
Maritta Burnham
1883–1951
Sonoma Burnham
1885–1946
Charles LeRoy Burnham
1895–1950

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 November 1874Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 4
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.
    1863
    Age 10
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 19
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of several places called Burnham. Those in Buckinghamshire (Burnham Beeches), Norfolk (various villages), and Essex (Burnham-on-Crouch) are named with Old English burna ‘stream’ + hām ‘homestead’. In the case of Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset, however, the second element is Old English hamm ‘water meadow’, while Burnham in Lincolnshire is named from brunnum, dative plural of Old Norse brunnr ‘spring’, originally used after a preposition, i.e. ‘(at) the springs’.History: In 1635 Robert Burnham and his two brothers came from England to Ipswich, MA, after their ship was wrecked on the coast of Maine. In the mid 18th century John Burnham and his son, also called John, were among the early settlers in what became the state of VT. In 1785, the younger John Burnham established himself at Middletown, CT.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Burnum
    Burnam

    Sources (35)

    • Wilbor Burnham in household of Luther Burnham, "United States Census, 1870"
    • J. W. Burnham in entry for Charles Burnham and Erma Hackwell, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • James Wilbur Burnham, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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