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John McBurney
(1811-1872)
Mary Atkinson
(1817-1896)
Joseph Tiffin
(1795-1875)
Elizabeth Moore
(1799-1873)
Hugh McBurney
(1836-1878)
Mary Jane Tiffin
(1841-1925)

Richard A. McBurney
(1875-1956)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Martha Colvin

Richard A. McBurney 2,48

  • Born: 16 Apr 1875, Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada 2,48,128,319,320
  • Marriage: Martha Colvin on 23 Aug 1906 2,48
  • Died: 23 Jan 1956, Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada at age 80 2,48,320
  • Buried: 26 Jan 1956, Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada 78,320

bullet   Cause of his death was Coronary Occlusion/Coronary Sclerosis.

bullet   Another name for Richard was Big Dick.2

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bullet  General Notes:

Dick was a conductor on the Canadian Pacific Railroad. Martha was a n assistant Librarian. She enjoyed playing golf. Marthas family wa s from Souris, Manitoba. At one time they lived on a 1/4 section clos e to Earl McBurney in the 1920-30's, but didn't work the land. Dick w ent out west in 1892 at 17 years of age.

In 1901, Dick travelled to Lethbridge with the family of his cousin, R euben Tiffin. As reported in a history by Beryl Tiffin, "On the way o ut they met a cousin, Dick McBurney, at Winnipeg who wanted to go wes t too, and so he hopped on the box car and rode with Bert and Jack.".
This history also reported "Dick McBurney, the cousin who boarded th e train at Winnipeg along with Rube, went to Cranbrook and found wor k there. Rube was soon employed on the railroad and continued the serv ice on the Canadian Pacific Railway until his retirement in 1940. Dic k also was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway and also continue d until his retirement. They both completed their service in Cranbrook , although they have worked in other centres in Western Canada."

bullet  Death Notes:

Address: York Hotel
12 10 Ave S
Cranbrook, BC Canada

bullet  Burial Notes:

Address: Westlawn Cemetery
40 - 10th Ave. South
Cranbrook, BC V1C 2M8 Canada

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1881 Census of Canada: Richard, age 5, with father Edward, age 40, mother Mary, age 39, and s, 4 Apr 1881, Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 282 iblings Samuel, age 16, John, age 15, Joseph, age 12, Hugh, age 10, Wi lliam, age 9, and Edward, age 6.
Ontario, Bruce Co., Kinloss Twp., p. 21, lines 17-25, household 98;
Richard, age 5, with step-father Edward, age 40, mother Mary Jane (Tif fin-McBurney), age 39, and siblings Samuel, age 16, John, age 15, Jose ph, age 15, Hugh, age 10, William, age 9, and Edward, age 6.
Samuel, William, and Edward are from Edward's marriage to Catherine Jo hnstone.
John, Joseph, Hugh, and Richard are from Mary Jane's marriage to Hug h McBurney.

Religion: Presbyterian, 4 Apr 1881, Kinloss, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. 282

Occupation: Conductor - Canadian Pacific Railway, Bef 1942, Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada. 320

Residence: 234R 2nd Street, Jan 1956, Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada. 320

Cemetery: Westlawn Cemetery, 40 - 10th Ave. South, 26 Jan 1956, Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada. 78,320



Canadian Voter List, 1940, Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada. 28

Retirement, Abt 1945, Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada. 28



Grave Marker: Westlawn Cemetery, 40 - 10th Ave. South, 1956, Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada. 78



Canadian Voter List, 1945, Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada. 28



Canadian Voter List, 1953, Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada. 28

Occupation: Conductor, 1940, Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada. 28


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Richard married Martha Colvin, daughter of Robert Colvin and Margaret Tees, on 23 Aug 1906 2.,48 (Martha Colvin was born on 12 Sep 1877 in Culross, Bruce, Ontario, Canada,321,322 died on 19 Oct 1979 in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada 2,48,52,321 and was buried on 22 Oct 1979 in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada 78,321.). The cause of her death was Bronchopneumonia.




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