Advertisement
Advertisement

Burt Adelphia (1895 - 1976)

A photo of Burt Adelphia
Add photo
Burt Adelphia
1895 - 1976
Born
May 13, 1895
Death
February 1976
Last Known Residence
Mission, Hidalgo County, Texas 78572
Summary
Burt Adelphia was born on May 13, 1895. He died in February 1976 at 80 years of age. We know that Burt Adelphia had been residing in Mission, Hidalgo County, Texas 78572.
Updated: October 7, 2011
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement
Every life has a story to tell. This collaborative biography is dedicated to tell the story of Burt Adelphia. Click the to update this introduction with a synopsis or highlights of Burt's life.
Show & Tell His Story
Share your memories, stories, and photos so that Burt is always remembered.
Update biography
What's this?

This collaborative biography is for you to show & tell Burt's life so that he is always remembered.

Biography
Burt Adelphia
Most commonly known as
Burt Adelphia
Full name
Did Burt go by other names?
Other names or aliases
Mission, Hidalgo County, Texas 78572
Last known residence
Male
Gender
Burt Adelphia was born on
Birth
Burt Adelphia died in
Death
Birth
Death
There is no cause of death listed for Burt.
Cause of death
Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Burt Adelphia?
Burial / Funeral
Heritage

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Burt's ethnicity and where did his parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations

Where was Burt born and where did he live?
Childhood

Education

Did Burt finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Burt attend?

Religion

Was Burt a religious man?

Baptism

Was Burt baptized?
Adulthood

Professions

Share what Burt did for a living or if he had a career or profession.

Personal Life

Share highlights of Burt's life. Experiences, organizations, & how he spent his time.

Military Service

Did Burt serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with his life?
Obituary

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Advertisement
Advertisement
Burt's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Adelphia family tree.

Burt's Family Tree

Parent
Parent
Burt Adelphia Burt Adelphia
Partner
Child
Partner
Child
Sibling

Friends

Friends can be as close as family. Add Burt's family friends, and his friends from childhood through adulthood.

Add bio

There are no photos of Burt Adelphia! Please share photos of Burt and the Adelphia family.
Photo

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about Burt.

Cancel

Share Burt's obituary or write your own to preserve his legacy.

Burt Adelphia died in February 1976 at 80 years of age. He was born on May 13, 1895. We have no information about Burt's immediate family. We know that Burt Adelphia had been residing in Mission, Hidalgo County, Texas 78572.
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Burt's lifetime.

In 1895, in the year that Burt Adelphia was born, on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

In 1902, at the age of merely 7 years old, Burt was alive when the world famous Italian tenor, Enrico Caruso, made the first gramophone recording by a popular singer. Accompanied by only a piano, his voice recordings became a big seller and did much to popularize the new-fangled gramophone. He had to sing into a metal "horn" that relayed his voice to a metal disc. And the songs had to be under 4 and a half minutes!

In 1924, he was 29 years old when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1954, he was 59 years old when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1976, in the year of Burt Adelphia's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

Created on Jun 04, 2020 by Daniel Pinna
See Success Stories
"Thank you for helping me find my family & friends again so many years after I lost them. I get the chance to remember them all this time later." Highlights of just a few of the many successes of sharing memories on AncientFaces. From reuniting lost or 'orphan' photos with their families, seeing faces of relatives for the first time, to the many connections made with family & friends. These special moments are why it's important we share.
Back to Top