Adelbert Lewis Burnham

10 January 1844–28 March 1934 (Age 90)
Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Adelbert Lewis

When Adelbert Lewis Burnham was born on 10 January 1844, in Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States, his father, Luther Sylvester Burnham, was 27 and his mother, Charlotte Joslin, was 21. He married Martha Sylvia Clark on 30 January 1870, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 28 March 1934, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Adelbert Lewis Burnham
Martha Sylvia Clark
Marriage: 30 January 1870
Adelbert Luther Burnham
Ernest Burnham
Charlotte Burnham
Perry Ezekiel Burnham
Silas Sylvester Burnham
Lillian J. Burnham
Louis Earl Burnham
Lawrence Burnham
Winona S Burnham

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 January 1870Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 4
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 13
    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.
    Age 27
    In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

    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.

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    Story Highlight

    Adelbert Lewis Burnham, Sr. (10 January 1844 – 28 March 1934)

    Son of Luther Sylvester Burnham and Charlotte Joslin Married Martha Sylvia Clark, 17 Jan 1870, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Children - Adelbert Luther Burnham, Ernest Burnham, Charlotte Burnham, …

    Sources (41)

    • Adelbert Barnham in household of L S Barnham, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Adelbert Louis in entry for Fred Rich and Winona Burnham, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Adelbert L Burnham in entry for Louis Earl Burnham, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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