The Burns Family

Amelia Burns

Birth: 1862, in Wisconsin, United States

Father: Richard G. Burns

Mother: Sydney Jane (Argue) Burns

Buried: in Postville, Green county, Wisconsin, United States

Census:
1870: York, Green county, Wisconsin
1880: York, Green county, Wisconsin

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Edith Christa (Burns) Jones

Birth: 26 August 1879, in Stewart (now Postville), York Town, Green county, Wisconsin, United States

Father: Richard G. Burns

Mother: Sydney Jane (Argue) Burns

Married: Edward Alfred Jones on 21 November 1904, in Canton, Lincoln county, South Dakota, United States. Edward was born on 10 March 1880, in Spring Green, Sauk county, Wisconsin, the son of Stephen Jones and Jane Ann Stelzmaan. He moved to South Dakota in 1890. Edward's occupation is recorded as a dry good salesman in 1900, a stenographer in 1905, insurance agent in 1915 and state auditor in 1925. He died on 24 January 1965, in Canton, South Dakota.
1880: Spring Green, Sauk county, Wisconsin
1900: Fifth Street, Canton, Lincoln county, South Dakota
1905: Canton, Lincoln county, South Dakota
1915: Canton, Lincoln county, South Dakota
1925: Canton, Lincoln county, South Dakota

Children:
Occupation: School Teacher (1900)

Death: 17 December 1954, in Sioux Falls, Minehaha county, South Dakota, United States

Notes: In the 1900 census, Edith is listed as a school teacher in Evansville, a boarder in the home of Charlotte Lowery. Also boarding in the house is Edith's first cousin, Mary Argue, a student. Edith moved to South Dakota in 1902/3.

Census:
1880: York, Green county, Wisconsin (transcribed as Ida)
1900: Madison Road, Evansville, Rock county, Wisconsin
1905: Canton, Lincoln county, South Dakota
1915: Canton, Lincoln county, South Dakota
1925: Canton, Lincoln county, South Dakota

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Erwin L. Burns

Birth: April 1872, in Wisconsin, United States

Father: Richard G. Burns

Mother: Sydney Jane (Argue) Burns

Married: Thea Leah Burgeson in 1897/8. Thea was born in March 1875, in Wisconsin, the daughter of Edwin and Gunow Burgeson, who were both born in Norway.
1880: Perry, Dane county, Wisconsin
1920: Hennepin county, Minnesota

Children:
Occupation: Dentist

Death: 1914

Census:
1880: York, Green county, Wisconsin
1900: Wells, Faribault county, Minnesota

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Erwin LeRoy Burns

Birth: 23 October 1904, in Beresford, Lincoln county, South Dakota, United States

Father: James Franklin Burns

Mother: Hattie Bertha (Johnson) Burns

Married (1st): Mary Alice Crichton on 16 May 1927. Mary, the daughter of Charles Robert Crichton and Rosamond Grace Brown, died in 1952.

Married (2nd): _____ Bender

Death: 8 April 1992, in Custer county, South Dakota

Census:
1905: Pleasant Township, Lincoln county, South Dakota (recorded as Ervin)
1915: Pleasant Township, Lincoln county, South Dakota (recorded as Irwin)
1925: Pleasant Township, Lincoln county, South Dakota


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George Burns

Birth: November 1876, in Monroe, Green county, Wisconsin, United States

Father: Richard G. Burns

Mother: Sydney Jane (Argue) Burns

Death: 1915, in Montana, United States, by drowning

Buried: in Evansville, Rock county, Wisconsin, United States

Notes: George moved to South Dakota in 1896/7.
The Idaho Death records contain an entry for a George W. Burnswho died about 15 January 1912, in Boise, Idaho. This record also contains the interesting information that George was buried on 28 March 1912, in Evansville, Wisconsin which seems to tie him closely to this Burns family. This is possibly the death record for George, and Thomas William Argue just got a few details wrong (1915 v. 1912, Montana v. Idaho). However the death record does show George's age at death as 40 which is a couple of years off, the name is relatively common, and I have not seen our George with a middle initial of 'W' in any other records, so I am not convinced of it.

Census:
1880: York, Green county, Wisconsin
1900: Cedar Street, Canton, Lincoln county, South Dakota
1905: Canton, Lincoln county, South Dakota

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Hattie Burns

Birth: 1873/4, in Wisconsin, United States

Father: Richard G. Burns

Mother: Sydney Jane (Argue) Burns

Census:
1880: York, Green county, Wisconsin

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Henry C. Burns

Birth: 1867/8, in Wisconsin, United States

Father: Richard G. Burns

Mother: Sydney Jane (Argue) Burns

Death: 1910, in Las Vegas, Clark county, Nevada, United States

Buried: in Postville, Green county, United States

Notes: Henry was survived by a wife, two daughters and four sons.

Census:
1870: York, Green county, Wisconsin
1880: York, Green county, Wisconsin

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Ida Burns

Birth: July 1879, in Wisconsin, United States

Father: Richard G. Burns

Mother: Sydney Jane (Argue) Burns

Census:
1880: York, Green county, Wisconsin

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James Franklin Burns

Birth: 10 July 1864, in Postville, Green county, Wisconsin, United States

Father: Richard G. Burns

Mother: Sydney Jane (Argue) Burns

Married: Hattie Bertha Johnson on 28 April 1898. Hattie was born in 1874, in Dakota Territory, the daughter of Charles and Clarinda Johnson.
1880: Avoca, Cass county, Nebraska
1905: Pleasant Township, Lincoln county, South Dakota
1915: Pleasant Township, Lincoln county, South Dakota
1925: Pleasant Township, Lincoln county, South Dakota

Children: Occupation: Farmer

Notes: James moved to South Dakota in 1891/2.

Death: 23 August 1932, in Wall, Pennington county, South Dakota, United States, aged 67

Buried: in Beresford Cemetery, Union county, South Dakota, United States

Census:
1870: York, Green county, Wisconsin
1880: York, Green county, Wisconsin
1900: Pleasant Township, Lincoln county, South Dakota
1905: Pleasant Township, Lincoln county, South Dakota
1915: Pleasant Township, Lincoln county, South Dakota
1925: Pleasant Township, Lincoln county, South Dakota

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James Lambert Burns

known as "Lambert"

Birth: 4 November 1902, in Beresford, South Dakota, United States

Father: James Franklin Burns

Mother: Hattie Bertha (Johnson) Burns

Death: 9 August 1923 of a tetanus infection following an injury in a threshing accident

Census:
1905: Pleasant Township, Lincoln county, South Dakota
1915: Pleasant Township, Lincoln county, South Dakota

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John Burns

Father: Richard G. Burns

Mother: Sydney Jane (Argue) Burns

Buried: in Postville, Green county, United States

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Josephine Burns

Birth: 1909/10, in Idaho, United States

Father: Erwin L. Burns

Mother: Thea Leah (Burgeson) Burns

Census:
1920: Hennepin county, Minnesota

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Lester Burns

Birth: 1906/7, in Idaho, United States

Father: Erwin L. Burns

Mother: Thea Leah (Burgeson) Burns

Census:
1920: Hennepin county, Minnesota

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Lucie Burns

Birth: June 1886, in Wisconsin, United States

Father: Richard G. Burns

Mother: Sydney Jane (Argue) Burns

Buried: in Evansville, Rock county, Wisconsin, United States

Census:
1900: Wells, Faribault county, Minnesota

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Margarette Burns

Birth: January 1870, in Wisconsin, United States

Father: Richard G. Burns

Mother: Sydney Jane (Argue) Burns

Buried: in Evansville, Rock county, United States

Notes: In the 1880 census, Nettie's name is transcribed as Maryot; Thomas William Argue named her as Nettie

Census:
1870: York, Green county, Wisconsin
1880: York, Green county, Wisconsin

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Margaret Burns

Birth: February 1899, in Minnesota, United States

Father: Erwin L. Burns

Mother: Thea Leah (Burgeson) Burns

Census:
1900: Wells, Faribault county, Minnesota
1920: Hennepin county, Minnesota

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Rebecca Burns

Birth: 1866/7, in Wisconsin, United States

Father: Richard G. Burns

Mother: Sydney Jane (Argue) Burns

Buried: in Postville, Green county, Wisconsin, United States

Census:
1870: York, Green county, Wisconsin
1880: York, Green county, Wisconsin

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Richard G. Burns

Birth: 17 April 1830, in Tilaheny, county Wicklow, Ireland

Father: James Burns

Mother: Jane _____

Married: Sydney Jane Argue in 1858

Children: Occupation: Farmer

Notes: Richard emigrated to the United States in 1850. In 1870, Richard lists the value of his real estate as $9000, and the value of his personal estate at $2800. He moved to South Dakota in 1898/9.

Death: 1906

Census:
1870: York, Green county, Wisconsin
1880: York, Green county, Wisconsin
1900: Cedar Street, Canton, South Dakota
1905: Canton, South Dakota

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Richard Shirley Burns

known as "Shirley"

Birth: 14 August 1900, in Beresford, Lincoln county, South Dakota, United States

Father: James Franklin Burns

Mother: Hattie Bertha (Johnson) Burns

Death: August 1976, in Meade county, South Dakota, United States, of a heart attack during a fire.

Census:
1905: Pleasant Township, Lincoln county, South Dakota (recorded as Cherley)
1915: Pleasant Township, Lincoln county, South Dakota
1925: Pleasant Township, Lincoln county, South Dakota

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Sidney Lisle Burns

known as "Lisle" or "Lyle"

Birth: 19 January 1899, in Beresford, Lincoln county, South Dakota, United States

Father: James Franklin Burns

Mother: Hattie Bertha (Johnson) Burns

Occupation: Farmer

Census:
1900: Pleasant Township, Lincoln county, South Dakota
1905: Pleasant Township, Lincoln county, South Dakota
1915: Pleasant Township, Lincoln county, South Dakota
1925: Pleasant Township, Lincoln county, South Dakota

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Stella (Burns) Hammitt

Birth: November 1881, in Stewart (now Postville), York Town, Green county, Wisconsin, United States

Father: Richard G. Burns

Mother: Sydney Jane (Argue) Burns

Married: Edwin L. Hammitt in 1903, in South Dakota, United States

Children:
Death: 1919, in Canton, Lincoln county, South Dakota, United States

Notes: Stella moved to South Dakota in 1897/8.

Census:
1900: Cedar Street, Canton, Lincoln county, South Dakota
1905: Canton, Lincoln county, South Dakota
1915: Canton, Lincoln county, South Dakota

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