|Birth: ||Jun., 1836|
w/o William Leander Burlingame
Birth: in Maine.
Had no issues but adopted child, Violet Maude Thompson 4 February 1875, changed her name to Bessie Burlingame, who died by an accident in 1891. Note: Tragedy struck the Thompson family in late 1874/ early 1875 and the family split up. Probably Ann died. Benjamin signed Violet's adoption papers in 1875. Violet had two older brothers and sister.
Census: 1880, age 40 Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri with husband of 26 years, a retired RR conductor with adopted daughter, living on south Main listed between W K Caffee, Druggist and S B Griswold, grocer.
Census: 1900, age 63 Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri with husband of 46 years at 615 Howard street.
Supreme Court Case:
"VALLIANT, C. J.—The petition in this cause is aimed to come under section 650, Revised Statutes 1899, and prays to have the title to two certain lots in the city of Carthage adjudged and quieted; it states that plaintiffs are the owners of the lots, deriving their title under the will of W. L. Burlingame, deceased; that defendants are in possession and claim title under a deed from Rosanna Burlingame which is a cloud on plaintiffs'title.The answer of defendants admits that they are in possession and asserts that they hold title under a deed duly executed by Rose (idem Rosanna) Burlingame and sets out the terms of the will under which it avers that Mrs. Burlingame had power to make the deed, that is, that the testator by his will gave his whole estate to his wife, Rose Burlingame, for life, with power to sell and dispose of the same for her necessary comfort and support; that Mrs. Burlingame was an invalid requiring very arduous labor and care; that defendant Ellen Nicholas was the sister of Mrs. Burlingame; that the deed was made in consideration that Mrs. Nicholas and her husband would nurse and take care of Mrs. Burlingame during her life, the deed to become void should they fail to do so; that they performed the required."
Calvin F. Brown (1808 - 1890)
William Leander Burlingame (1833 - 1901)
Bessie Violet Maude Thompson Burlingame (1874 - 1894)*
Plot: Bl 4 Lot 3 Sp 9
Created by: NJBrewer
Record added: Oct 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43159709
Added: Oct. 18, 2011