Miles Grover Burns

4 February 1885–13 December 1953 (Age 68)
Waynesboro, Wayne, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Miles Grover

When Miles Grover Burns was born on 4 February 1885, in Waynesboro, Wayne, Tennessee, United States, his father, Nathan Frank Burns, was 28 and his mother, Sallie A. Harbour, was 30. He married Floyd M Swift on 27 December 1911, in McCracken, Kentucky, United States. He lived in Civil District 9, Maury, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Binghamton, Broome, New York, United States for about 10 years. He died on 13 December 1953, in Broome, New York, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Vestal, Broome, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Miles Grover Burns
Floyd M Swift
Marriage: 27 December 1911

Spouse and Children

27 December 1911
McCracken, Kentucky, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Nathan Frank Burns


    James Samuel Burns



    Gladstone Burns


World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 1

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 18

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream or streams, from the Middle English nominative plural or genitive singular of burn ( see Bourne ).2 Scottish: variant of Burnhouse, habitational name from a place named with burn ‘stream’ + house ‘house’.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Broin ( see Byrne ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Miles G Burns in household of John M Burns, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Miles Burns, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Grover Burns, "United States Census, 1930"

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