Buford Marvin Burnham

24 September 1884–18 May 1979 (Age 94)
Heard, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of Buford Marvin

When Buford Marvin Burnham was born on 24 September 1884, in Heard, Georgia, United States, his father, David Hilliard Burnham, was 25 and his mother, Brazora Rebecca Moore, was 24. He married Della May McKerley on 22 February 1910, in Cherokee, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 1 Cullman, Cullman, Alabama, United States in 1940. He died on 18 May 1979, in Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Hanceville, Cullman, Alabama, United States.

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Buford Marvin Burnham
Della May McKerley
Marriage: 22 February 1910
Eunice Mary Burnham
Marvin Oren Burnham
Hoyt David Burnham
Joseph Burnham
Buford Marvin Burnham
Betty Mildred Burnham
Bonnie Mae Burnham

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World Events (8)

Age 2
Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia
Age 9
The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1909 · The NAACP is formed
Age 25
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.

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’.

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

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Sources (25)

  • Bufurd Burnham, "United States Census, 1930"
  • B M Burnham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Buford M Burnham, "United States Census, 1920"

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