Charlie Douglas Burkett

25 April 1920–24 August 1995 (Age 75)
Thomaston, Upson, Georgia, United States

The Life of Charlie Douglas

When Charlie Douglas Burkett was born on 25 April 1920, in Thomaston, Upson, Georgia, United States, his father, Charles Henry Burkett, was 23 and his mother, Emma May Blount, was 22. He lived in District 470, Upson, Georgia, United States in 1930 and District 537, Upson, Georgia, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 24 August 1995, in Lawrenceville, Gwinnett, Georgia, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Mountain View Baptist Church Cemetery, Thomaston, Upson, Georgia, United States.

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Charles Henry Burkett
Emma May Blount
Charlie Douglas Burkett
Margie Elaine Burkett
Myra Burkett

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World Events (8)

1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 2

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Age 21

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: from an Old English personal name, Burgheard, composed of the elements burh, burg ‘fort’ ( see Burke ) + heard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. The name was reintroduced into Middle English by the Normans in the forms Bou(r)chart, Bocard. In the form Burkhard it was a very popular medieval German name. There has been considerable confusion between this English surname and Birkett .2 Perhaps also a variant of German Burkhart .

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

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Sources (3)

  • C Douglas Burkett in household of Charlie H Burkett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Douglas Burkett in household of Charlie Burkett, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charlie Douglas Burkett, "Georgia World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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