James Leon Burgess (1926 - 2005)

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James Leon Burgess
1926 - 2005
updated February 06, 2019
James Leon Burgess was born on May 26, 1926. He died on October 18, 2005 at 79 years of age. We know that James Leon Burgess had been residing in Florence, Florence County, South Carolina 29505.

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James Leon Burgess died on October 18, 2005 at age 79. He was born on May 26, 1926. We have no information about James's family. We know that James Leon Burgess had been residing in Florence, Florence County, South Carolina 29505.
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In 1926, in the year that James Leon Burgess was born, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1938, James was only 12 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1978, by the time he was 52 years old, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1982, by the time he was 56 years old, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

In 1997, when he was 71 years old, on August 31st, Princess Diana of Great Britain was killed when her car crashed into a pillar in the tunnel under the Pont de l'Alma bridge in Paris. The car she was riding in was trying to evade the paparazzi but it was also discovered later that the driver of the car, who was also killed, had three times the legal limit of alcohol which likely contributed to the accident.

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James William Burgess
around 1916 - Sep 4, 1942
James W. George Burgess
around 1905 - Dec 6, 1943
James Russell Burgess
around 1923 - Jun 29, 1944
James Reginald Holmes Burgess
around 1894 - Apr 10, 1915
James R. Burgess
Died: Dec 1, 1917
James Michael Burgess
around 1911 - Nov 6, 1942
James Lawrie Burgess
around 1913 - Jan 2, 1947
James Henry Burgess
around 1874 - Jul 5, 1917
James Henry Burgess
around 1912 - Aug 22, 1942
James Edward Burgess
Died: Jun 27, 1943
James Edward Burgess
around 1894 - May 1, 1915
James Earnest Burgess
around 1920 - Mar 26, 1945
James Barsham Burgess
around 1896 - Jul 1, 1916
James Austin Burgess
around 1917 - Mar 29, 1944
James Arthur Burgess
Died: Sep 7, 1947

Other Burgesses

Silas Burgess
Mar 9, 1918 - March 1985
Belton, South Carolina
George H Burgess
Jul 18, 1924 - Sep 3, 1989
Lake City, SC
Grace B Burgess
Oct 29, 1925 - Jul 14, 1997
Union, SC
Walton E Burgess
Dec 19, 1918 - Jan 22, 1991
Gaffney, SC
Robert Dean Burgess
Jul 12, 1927 - Dec 9, 2005
Hayward, California
Grace H Burgess
May 22, 1901 - January 1994
Gaffney, SC
Alma Burgess
Apr 26, 1926 - Apr 16, 2011
Wagener, South Carolina
Judson Burgess
Aug 10, 1899 - June 1966
Union, South Carolina
Leon D Burgess
May 16, 1926 - Aug 22, 1993
Eight Mile, AL
C Burgess
Mar 20, 1961 - October 1990
Mariah A Burgess
Apr 1, 1960 - Sep 23, 2006
Bishopville, SC
Lillian Burgess
Oct 5, 1909 - Oct 2, 1995
Charleston, SC
John Burgess
Dec 21, 1926 - June 1984
Louisville, Kentucky
Joseph Burgess
Jul 24, 1924 - Apr 24, 1992
Annapolis, MD
Herman A Burgess
Sep 18, 1925 - Jan 1, 2002
Lilburn, GA
Howard T Burgess
Oct 29, 1909 - Feb 11, 1996
Belton, SC
Lois Burgess
Oct 18, 1923 - Dec 21, 1999
Taylors, SC
Joe Burgess
Dec 31, 1901 - June 1968
Mayesville, South Carolina
Roscoe Burgess
Dec 2, 1925 - Nov 3, 1988
Selma A Burgess
Dec 1, 1925 - Jan 3, 2007
Trenton, New Jersey

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Sep 5, 1920 - May 10, 2003
Philadelphia, PA
George Tumblin
Apr 8, 1900 - February 1983
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John Seaborn
Apr 2, 1920 - Feb 12, 1999
Philadelphia, PA
Meredith Norris
Jul 30, 1912 - January 1975
Columbia, South Carolina
Ferber Galloway
Apr 20, 1913 - February 1985
Conover, North Carolina
Vance M Mcgaha
Dec 23, 1916 - Dec 19, 1995
Piedmont, SC
Clara Hayes
Feb 14, 1907 - January 1983
Fort Worth, Texas
Lettie Perry
Aug 31, 1904 - March 1983
Central, South Carolina
Reuben Hill
May 1, 1924 - February 1967
Jacksonville, Florida
Alene S Potter
Aug 23, 1923 - Jul 11, 1997
Taylors, SC
Madge K Tumblin
Jun 27, 1909 - Apr 28, 2001
Greenville, SC
Hazel Mary Dawson Hester
Oct 9, 1922 - Mar 13, 2008
Greenville, South Carolina
Jane M Cates
Jun 19, 1921 - Jul 3, 2005
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Amy R Falls
May 8, 1910 - Oct 20, 1996
Clover, SC
Joseph B Webb
Apr 3, 1923 - May 14, 1998
Due West, SC
Harvey L Bolt
May 8, 1908 - Sep 13, 1990
Anderson, SC
Rufus Edgar Black
Oct 30, 1920 - Aug 7, 2010
Anderson, South Carolina
William A Trotter
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Paul C Porter
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Lawrence W Cox
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Piedmont, SC
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