Burton Dean Killian Jr

4 June 1926–19 November 2010 (Age 84)
Lead, Lawrence, South Dakota, United States

The Life of Burton Dean

When Burton Dean Killian Jr was born on 4 June 1926, in Lead, Lawrence, South Dakota, United States, his father, Burton Dunbar Killian, was 27 and his mother, Belva Martha DeMarsche, was 25. He married Regena Gertrude Backes on 30 March 1961, in King, Washington, United States. He lived in Deadwood, Lawrence, South Dakota, United States in 1940. He died on 19 November 2010, in Renton, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Kent, King, Washington, United States.

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Burton Dean Killian Jr
Regena Gertrude Backes
Marriage: 30 March 1961

Spouse and Children

30 March 1961
King, Washington, United States

Parents and Siblings



    E. Bernice Killian


    Devota Killian



World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 14

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 22

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: variant of Killeen , found in counties Clare and Galway.2 German and Dutch: variant spelling of Kilian .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Burton Killian in household of Burton Killian, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Burton Killian Jr. in household of Burton Killian, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Burton Killian in entry for Regena Killian, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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