James Burch (1888 - 1974)

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James Burch
1888 - 1974
updated February 06, 2019
James Burch was born on June 27, 1888. He died in March 1974 at 85 years of age. We know that James Burch had been residing in Flint, Genesee County, Michigan 48507.


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James Burch died in March 1974 at 85 years of age. He was born on June 27, 1888. There is no information about James's immediate family. We know that James Burch had been residing in Flint, Genesee County, Michigan 48507.
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In 1888, in the year that James Burch was born, on July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

In 1907, by the time he was 19 years old, the state of Oklahoma was admitted to the United States on November 16. Previously called "Oklahoma Territory" and "Indian Territory", the two areas were merged and Oklahoma became the 46th state. It is the 28th most populous state.

In 1931, he was 43 years old when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1954, James was 66 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1974, in the year of James Burch's passing, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

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James Oliver Robert Burch
around 1920 - Jun 8, 1943
James Fredrick Burch
around 1897 - Apr 30, 1918
James Burch
around 1916 - Jul 16, 1944
James Burch
around 1896 - Dec 2, 1917
James D Burch
Born: around 1925
Georgia, United States
James L Jr Burch
Born: around 1921
North Carolina, United States
James F Burch
Born: around 1924
North Carolina, United States
James R Burch
Born: around 1926
California, United States
James D Burch
Born: around 1911
Maine, United States
James P Burch
Born: around 1920
Washington, United States
James E Burch
Born: around 1926
California, United States
James W Burch
Born: around 1920
Arkansas, United States
James L Burch
Born: around 1902
Texas, United States
James I Burch
Born: around 1921
Oklahoma, United States
James A Burch
Born: around 1926
Wyoming, United States
James W Burch
Born: around 1921
Missouri, United States
James Burch
Born: around 1917
Michigan, United States
James v Burch
Born: around 1925
Kentucky, United States
James T Burch
Born: around 1926
West Virginia, United States
James E Jr Burch
Born: around 1923
United States

Other Burches

William O Burch
Aug 20, 1922 - Jun 23, 1995
Saint Charles, MI
David E Burch
Nov 19, 1922 - Jan 20, 1998
Mishawaka, IN
Mary E Burch
Jan 10, 1922 - Jan 12, 2004
Kingman, AZ
Ellen M Burch
Aug 21, 1909 - Jun 29, 1999
Midland, MI
Grace Burch
Mar 19, 1908 - June 1975
Midland, Michigan
Arthur Burch
Feb 6, 1885 - December 1958
Lucy Burch
Jun 17, 1900 - Jul 24, 1993
Athens, AL
Edna T Burch
Jan 16, 1917 - Aug 16, 2004
Ann Arbor, MI
Grace E Burch
Nov 27, 1922 - Sep 19, 1997
Brooklyn, NY
Ethel E Burch
May 11, 1931 - Oct 12, 2009
Kissimmee, Florida
Paul E Burch
Jul 17, 1937 - Oct 3, 2010
Howell, MI
Marian H Burch
Dec 19, 1919 - Jul 7, 2005
Muskegon, MI
Phillip G Burch
Sep 2, 1934 - Oct 16, 2008
Grand Rapids, MI
Myrtle Burch
Feb 12, 1894 - October 1985
Big Rapids, Michigan
Ines Burch
Mar 29, 1895 - April 1982
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Elsa A Burch
Apr 4, 1905 - October 1994
Big Rapids, MI
Mandy Burch
Dec 3, 1942 - January 1982
Lansing, Michigan
Lulu J Burch
Dec 3, 1911 - May 3, 1993
Lexington, MI
Michael F Burch
Aug 10, 1944 - Jun 3, 2004
Franklin, MI
Rosemary C Burch
Mar 4, 1908 - May 22, 1990

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Standish, MI
Dwight L Somers
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Grand Blanc, MI
Verniece Beliew
Sep 16, 1920 - Apr 2, 2008
Paragould, AR
Lavora Laming
Jan 12, 1922 - November 1973
Ubly, Michigan
Dorothy J Stevens
Jan 26, 1924 - Jun 18, 2007
Fenton, MI
Mary A Millard
Jul 13, 1924 - Oct 23, 2005
Tullahoma, TN
Ralph E Austin
Feb 13, 1924 - Feb 6, 2010
Flint, MI
Linnett E Cross
Oct 26, 1902 - Dec 2, 1990
Frederick Schaard
Apr 28, 1924 - October 1979
Saginaw, Michigan
Morris F Smith
Jun 29, 1923 - Oct 20, 1997
Atlanta, MI
Everett Halbedel
Feb 12, 1922 - June 1981
Rosa P Brown
Jun 29, 1920 - Jan 31, 2003
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Mar 25, 1924 - Jun 28, 1993
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