Sherman Burgess

Brief Life History of Sherman

When Sherman Burgess was born on 6 February 1890, in Lawrence, Kentucky, United States, his father, James H Burgess, was 31 and his mother, Laura Riley, was 26. He married Gabriella Iris Caudle on 12 May 1919, in Greenup, Greenup, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Grays Branch, Greenup, Kentucky, United States in 1940 and Hamilton, Ohio, United States in 1970. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 1 February 1970, at the age of 79, and was buried in Memorial Burial Park, Wheelersburg, Scioto, Ohio, United States.

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Sherman Burgess
Gabriella Iris Caudle
Marriage: 12 May 1919
Evelyn Burgess

Sources (12)

  • Shermon Burgess, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sherman Burgess, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Sherman Burgess, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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Name Meaning

English: status name from Middle English burge(i)s, burgis, borgeis ‘inhabitant of a borough’ (strictly one possessing full municipal rights), ‘freeman of a borough’. 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 .

Americanized form of French Bourgeois .

History: Thomas Burgess came from England to MA c. 1630 and eventually settled in Sandwich, MA.

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

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