Madelyn Birney

8 February 1901–5 December 1953 (Age 52)
Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States

The Life of Madelyn

When Madelyn Birney was born on 8 February 1901, in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States, her father, Harry Letchworth Birney, was 23 and her mother, Bertha Esther Leedom, was 23. She died on 5 December 1953, in El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States.

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World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 4

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 15

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from a place in Morayshire, recorded in the 13th century as Brennach, probably from Gaelic braonach ‘damp place’.2 Variant spelling of English or Irish Burney .

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

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  • Madelyn B Metcalf in household of Harry L Birney, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Madelyn Metcalf in household of Harry L Birney, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Madeline Birney in household of Harry Birney, "United States Census, 1920"

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