Mary Lou Rita Burton

17 January 1930–6 December 1985 (Age 55)
Osage City, Osage, Kansas, United States

The Life of Mary Lou Rita

When Mary Lou Rita Burton was born on 17 January 1930, in Osage City, Osage, Kansas, United States, her father, Arleigh Roy Burton, was 26 and her mother, Cecelia Joanna Watson, was 26. She married Francis Percy Gibney on 10 November 1949, in Maricopa, Pinal, Arizona, United States. She died on 6 December 1985, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 55.

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Francis Percy Gibney
Mary Lou Rita Burton
Marriage: 10 November 1949

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10 November 1949
Maricopa, Pinal, Arizona, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1938 · Electrification of Rural Kansas

Age 8

Power was supplied to rural Kansas, which had been hit hard by the depression, in March 1938. Many farmers could not afford the $5 hookups for electricity. As a result, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Rural Electrification Act which provided loans to farmers who wanted electricity. Brown County became the first to receive service.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 15

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place name that is very common in central and northern England. The derivation in most cases is from Old English burh ‘fort’ ( see Burke ) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cecelia J Burton in household of A R Burton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Lou Burton, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"
  • Mary Lou Burton, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"

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