William Leander Burlingame

William Leander Burlingame

Birth
Death 17 Dec 1901 (aged 68)
Burial Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Plot Bl 4 Lot 3 Sp 8
Memorial ID 43159691 · View Source
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Veteran: Civil War (usa)

h/o Rosanna (currently unknown)

Birth: in Massachusetts

Census: 1880, age 46 Carthage, Jasper county, Misssouri with wife of 26 years & adopted daughter, a retired RR conductor, living on south Main listed between W K Caffee, Druggist and S B Griswold, grocer.

Census: 1900, age 67 Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri with wife of 46 years, at 615 Howard street. Birth year given 1832.

He partnered with Francis W Chaffee to build the Carthage Opera House for $10,000, opening 28 February 1878, with The Carthage Light Guard. It had 18 foot ceilings with four chandliers, designed to seat 900, closing 31 December 1893 because the new opera house at 4th & Lincoln hurt its business. It was above R H Rose's business on south side of square, now, 136 east Fourth street. (building currently For Sale, October 2011)

Had no issues but adopted child, Violet Maude Thompson on 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 mother,Ann, died. father, Benjamin, signed Violet's adoption papers. Violet had two older brothers and a sister.


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  • Created by: NJBrewer
  • Added: 15 Oct 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 43159691
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Leander Burlingame (Apr 1833–17 Dec 1901), Find a Grave Memorial no. 43159691, citing Park Cemetery, Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by NJBrewer (contributor 47097113) .