The Shemwell Family

George Lafayette BurrusAge: 65 years18641930

Name
George Lafayette Burrus
Given names
George Lafayette
Surname
Burrus
Birth October 4, 1864
MarriageLydie Caroline McCordView this family
unknown

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 2 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 2 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 4 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 13 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a son
#1William Arthur Burrus
February 14, 1888 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 33 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Marriage of a childWilliam Arthur BurrusMattie L HuffmanView this family
January 20, 1908 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Audie Burrus
about 1909 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Euliess A Burrus
December 13, 1910 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3George Eskell Burrus
November 16, 1912 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4Walter A Burrus
December 28, 1914 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 51 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Birth of a grandson
#5Thomas Ike “Tom” Burrus
February 22, 1917 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 52 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 53 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Dollie Burrus
March 8, 1919 (Age 54 years)

Death of a granddaughterDollie Burrus
March 11, 1919 (Age 54 years)

Census January 20, 1920 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Cleo Burrus
November 30, 1921 (Age 57 years)

Birth of a grandson
#8Leo Burrus
November 30, 1921 (Age 57 years)

Death of a grandsonCleo Burrus
December 4, 1921 (Age 57 years)

Death of a grandsonLeo Burrus
February 15, 1923 (Age 58 years)

Birth of a grandson
#9Willard Lero Burrus
October 8, 1924 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#10Jewel Dean Burrus
January 10, 1928 (Age 63 years)
Death of a grandsonAudie Burrus
July 18, 1929 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 64 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Census April 24, 1930 (Age 65 years)
Death May 11, 1930 (Age 65 years)

Last change March 16, 202016:02:50

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Lydie Caroline McCord - View this family
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Census1920 United States - Census transcript - William Arthur Burrus - Household

Hardy, Sharp, Arkansas

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Burrus, William AheadMW31MARMOARFarmerGeneral Farm
Burrus, MattiewifeFW31MARNCAR
Burrus, AudiesonMW11SARARAR
Burrus, EuliesssonMW9SARARAR
Burrus, EskellsonMW7SARARAR
Burrus, WaltersonMW5SARARAR
Burrus, TommiesonMW2SARARAR
Burrus, LafayettefatherMW55MMOTNTNFarmerRetired
Burrus, Lydie CmotherFW54MARTNTN

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - William Arthur Burrus - Household

Campbell, Lawrence, Arkansas

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Burrus, ArthurheadMW41M19ARARARFarmerGeneral Farm
Burrus, MattiewifeFW40M19ARARAR
Burrus, EuliesssonMW19SARARAR
Burrus, EskellsonMW17SARARAR
Burrus, WaltersonMW15SARARAR
Burrus, TommiesonMW13SARARAR
Burrus, LerosonMW5SARARAR
Burrus, JewelldaughterFW2-1mSARARAR
Burrus, G LaffettefatherMW64Wd21ARMOMOLabourGeneral Farm