Lavere Leland Burge

1918–2009 (Age 90)
Hennessey, Kingfisher, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Lavere Leland

When Lavere Leland Burge was born on 11 June 1918, in Hennessey, Kingfisher, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Buford Chilton Burge, was 25 and his mother, Ora Macy, was 22. He died on 26 April 2009, in Shattuck, Ellis, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Hennessey Cemetery, Hennessey, Kingfisher, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Buford Chilton Burge
1892–1954
Ora Macy
1896–1976
Emerson Burge
1916–1992
Lavere Leland Burge
1918–2009
Atha Mildred Burge
1921–1956
Hazel Lucille Burge
1922–2007
Clifford Dale Burge
1925–1999
Bennie Burge
1932–1932

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 3

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 24

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly Somerset and Dorset): variant of Bridge , Old English brycg, with metathesis of u and r, as exemplified in several place names of this origin in various parts of southern England.2 German (Bürge): from Middle High German bürge ‘bailsman’, ‘guarantor’.3 In some cases maybe an altered spelling of Swiss Bürgi ( see Burgi ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Lavere L Burge in household of Buford C Burge, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lavere L Burge in household of Buford C Burge, "United States Census, 1930"

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