Burlis Malcolm Denton

29 August 1908–10 January 1983 (Age 74)
Gibson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Burlis Malcolm

When Burlis Malcolm Denton was born on 29 August 1908, in Gibson, Tennessee, United States, his father, John Robert Denton, was 18 and his mother, Moselle Garner, was 22. He married Amy Lottie "O'Guin" Denton on 27 September 1927, in Perry, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Perry, Tennessee, United States in 1909 and Civil District 3, Perry, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. He died on 10 January 1983, in Gibson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Gibson, Tennessee, United States.

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Burlis Malcolm Denton
Amy Lottie "O'Guin" Denton
Marriage: 27 September 1927
Clearance Brown Denton
Roy Wallace Denton

Spouse and Children

27 September 1927
Perry, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 2

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Age 21

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the numerous places so called. The vast majority, including those in Cambridgeshire, Cumbria, Dumfries, County Durham, Kent, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northumberland, Oxfordshire, Sussex, and West Yorkshire, are named from Old English denu ‘valley’ ( see Dean 1) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. An isolated example in Northamptonshire appears in Domesday Book as Dodintone ‘settlement associated with Dodda’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Malcum Denton in household of Rob Denton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Berlis M Denton in household of John R Denton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Berlos Malcom Denton, "Tennessee, Birth Records (ER Series), 1908-1912"

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