Peter Howard Burgess

3 May 1858–19 December 1945 (Age 87)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Peter Howard

When Peter Howard Burgess was born on 3 May 1858, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, his father, Peter Burgess, was 42 and his mother, Mary Alice Rostron, was 36. He married Mary Edna Anderson in 1887, in Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Webster Groves, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1910. He died on 19 December 1945, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States.

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Peter Howard Burgess
Mary Edna Anderson
Marriage: 1887
Peter Howard Burgess

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    1887Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    Age 5
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 23
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    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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    Sources (10)

    • Legacy NFS Source: Peter Burgess - Published information: birth-name: Peter Burgess
    • Peter H Burgess, "United States Census, 1900"
    • P H Burgess, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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