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 Frederick Gordon Burnham

Frederick Gordon Burnham

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 7 Aug 1918 (aged 87)
Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 104938134 · View Source
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Son of Gordon Burnham and Marcia Condit.
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Fredrick G. Burnham was born in New York City on June 29, 1831. He was the son of Gordon Burnham and Marcia Condict. The family moved to Morristown, New Jersey in 1840. He graduated from New York University in 1851 and was admitted to the New York Bar in 1853 after studying with the firm of Barney, Humphrey & Butler. He attended Harvard Law School in 1853 and 1854. In 1858, he became the law partner of John Van Buren, a former Attorney General of New York. He practiced in New York City until 1864. In 1868, he was admitted to the Bar of New Jersey as an attorney and was admitted as a counselor in 1871. He established an office in Newark. He was general counsel for New Jersey for the Mutual Life Insurance Company and was general counsel for the Board of Church Erection of the Presbyterian Church. In 1886, Mr. Burnham established the industrial farm, first known as the Burnham Industrial Farm, at Canaan Four Corners, New York. He married Catharine Hilliard in 1859, who predeceased him. He was survived by a daughter, Mrs. Anna W. Carter, wife of New York attorney Samuel T. Carter, residing in Plainfield, New Jersey.

Source: The New Jersey Law Journal, Volume XLI, (1918).

Contributed by D. S. Johnson (#47564027).


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  • Created by: Rich H.
  • Added: 10 Feb 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 104938134
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick Gordon Burnham (29 Jun 1831–7 Aug 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 104938134, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Rich H. (contributor 46489213) .