Joseph Cyrus Burnham

4 February 1884–26 March 1943 (Age 59)
Kingsley, Plymouth, Iowa, United States

The Life of Joseph Cyrus

When Joseph Cyrus Burnham was born on 4 February 1884, in Kingsley, Plymouth, Iowa, United States, his father, William Henry Burnham, was 41 and his mother, Clarissa Ann Annis, was 30. He married Olive Blanche Elwood on 26 May 1922, in Crosby, Divide, North Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Aitkin, Minnesota, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 7 Missoula City, Missoula, Montana, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 26 March 1943, in Missoula, Missoula, Montana, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Missoula Cemetery, Missoula, Missoula, Montana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Cyrus Burnham
Olive Blanche Elwood
Marriage: 26 May 1922
Juanita Doris Burnham

Spouse and Children

26 May 1922
Crosby, Divide, North Dakota, United States


    Juanita Doris Burnham


Parents and Siblings

    William Henry Burnham


    Clarissa Ann Annis




    Mary Jane Burnham



    Harrison Emmet Burnham


    Leo A. Burnham


    Minola Nona Burnham


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 5

Montana is 41st state.
1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

Age 9

The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.
1902 · Montana Capital Building Completed

Age 18

Construction started on the Montana state capital in 1899. In 1902 the capital was completed.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places called Burnham. Those in Buckinghamshire (Burnham Beeches), Norfolk (various villages), and Essex (Burnham-on-Crouch) are named with Old English burna ‘stream’ + hām ‘homestead’. In the case of Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset, however, the second element is Old English hamm ‘water meadow’, while Burnham in Lincolnshire is named from brunnum, dative plural of Old Norse brunnr ‘spring’, originally used after a preposition, i.e. ‘(at) the springs’.

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

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Joseph Cyrus Burnham military record: WWI

BURNHAM, JOSEPH CYRUS. Army number 55,100; not a registrant, over age; born, Kingsley, Iowa, Feb. 4, 1884, of American parents; occupation, barber; enlisted in Company E, 1st Infantry, North Dakota N …

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Burnham in household of William H Burnham, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Joseph Burham in household of W H Burham, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joseph Burnham, "United States Census, 1920"

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