William Burgess

28 May 1876–22 January 1951 (Age 74)
Royalton Township, Fulton, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of William

When William Burgess was born on 28 May 1876, in Royalton Township, Fulton, Ohio, United States, his father, William Burgess, was 28 and his mother, Mary Ann Earl, was 26. He married Henrietta Boyd on 19 December 1919, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. He died on 22 January 1951, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 74.

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William Burgess
1876–1951
Henrietta Boyd
1868–1946
Marriage: 19 December 1919

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 5
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.
1881 · Center of Stove Manufacturing
Age 5
"During the late 19th century, cast-iron stove manufacturing became Detroit's top industry and later the city received the nickname, ""Stove Capital of the World."""
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 20
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.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: status name from Middle English burge(i)s, Old French burgeis ‘inhabitant and (usually) freeman of a (fortified) town’ ( see Burke ), especially one with municipal rights and duties. 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 .

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

Possible Related Names

Burke
Burger
Borrowman
Burges
Burman

Sources (5)

  • Wm Burges in household of William Burges, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Burgess, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • William Burgess, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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