Alfred Charles Burgess

21 October 1894–17 March 1953 (Age 58)
Woolwich, Greenwich, London, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Alfred Charles

When Alfred Charles Burgess was born on 21 October 1894, in Woolwich, Greenwich, London, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joshua James Burgess, was 40 and his mother, Emma Mitchel, was 37. He married Annie Gardner Mason on 16 June 1917, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 17 March 1953, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Charles Burgess
Annie Gardner Mason
Marriage: 16 June 1917
Alfred "Alfie" Burgess
Allan James Burgess

Spouse and Children

16 June 1917
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


    Alfred "Alfie" Burgess


    Allan James Burgess


Parents and Siblings

    Joshua James Burgess


    Emma Mitchel




    Arthur William Burgess


    Gertrude Burgess


    Dora Burgess



World Events (8)

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 12

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

Age 14

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 20

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

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.

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  • Alfred Charles Burgess, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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