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George Albert Burnett                         1877-1942
George was born on 21 February 1877, the son of James Burnett, and Elizabeth Thompson, in Kaiapoi, Canterbury, New Zealand. He immigrated to America in 1880. He married Ada Laverne Porter, and after her death, Mary Rosetta Nielson. He died on 21 July 1942, at age 65.
Ada Laverne Porter                             (1st Wife)
I have no information on Ada.
I have not found any children:

Birth of Parents
George Albert Burnett b: 21 Feb 1877               Kaiapoi, Canterbury, New Zealand
son of James Burnett, and Elizabeth Thompson

Ada Laverne Porter No Date

Marriage
24 Nov 1908
George Albert Burnett
Ada Laverne Porter
Kaiapoi, Canterbury, New Zealand

Death
Ada Laverne (Porter) Burnett No Date



Mary Rosetta Nielson                           1885-1968           (2nd Wife)
Mary was born on 27 January 1885, the daughter of James Christian Neilson and Andrea Johanne Davidine Jacobsen. Her parents were born in Denmark. They immigrated to the U.S. in 1870, and became U.S. citizens in 1880.
I have identified the following children:
  James Born abt 1916   Ogden, Utah
George Born abt 1917   Ogden, Utah

Birth New Wife
Mary Rosetta Nielson b: 27 Jan 1885               Alpine, Utah County, Utah
daughter of James Christian Neilson and Andrea Johanne Davidine Jacobsen

Marriage
15 Oct 1915
George Albert Burnett
Mary Rosetta Nielson
Ogden, Weber County, Utah
Father: James Burnett
Father: James Christian Neilson

Children
James Burnett b: abt 1916           Ogden City, Weber County, Utah, U.S.A.
son of George Albert Burnett and Mary Rosetta Nielson
George Burnett b: abt 1917           Ogden City, Weber County, Utah, U.S.A.
son of George Albert Burnett and Mary Rosetta Nielson

1920 Census 1 Jan 1920
Ogden City, Weber County, Utah, U.S.A.
Grant Avenue
Birthplace
Person
Birthplace
Father
Birthplace
Mother
George Burnett
Mary (Wife)
James
George
James C. Nielson (Wid)
Head
Wife
Son
Son
Fath-Law
Age 42
Age 34
Age 3
Age 2
Age 64
Laborer
None
None
None
Janitor
England
Utah
Idaho
Utah
Denmark
England
Denmark
England
England
Denmark
England
Denmark
Utah
Utah
Denmark
21 Feb 1877
27 Jan 1885
abt 1916
abt 1917
abt 1855

Mary Burnett b: abt 1923           Ogden City, Weber County, Utah, U.S.A.
daughter of George Albert Burnett and Mary Rosetta Nielson

1930 Census 1 Apr 1930
Ogden City, Weber County, Utah
Jefferson Avenue
District 23, Image 21 of 31
Birthplace
Person
Birthplace
Father
Birthplace
Mother
George Burnett
Mary (Wife)
James
George
Mary
Age 53
Age 45
Age 13
Age 11
Age 6
Baggage Man at
Union Depot
Newspaper Route
Australia
Utah
Idaho
Utah
Utah
England
Denmark
Australia
Australia
Australia
England
Denmark
Utah
Utah
Utah
21 Feb 1877
27 Jan 1885
abt 1916
abt 1917
abt 1923
Additional Information in Census:
Own home, cost $3,000, Had no Radio, George was 32 at 1st Marriage, Mary was 29, George came to US in 1880, Naturalized Citizen.

1940 Census 1 April 1940
Ogden, Weber County, Utah
District 29-29, Image 10 of 42
962 Jefferson Ave.
B I R T H
P L A C E
   Residence   Apr 1, 1935
        City               State
George A. Burnett
Mary (Wife)
George A. (Son)
Mary (Dau)
William H. Johnson (BroLaw)
Age 63
Age 55
Age 21
Age 16
Age 65
Baggage Man

Elevator Oper.
New Zealand
Utah
Utah
Utah
Kansas City
Same House
Same House
Same House
Same House
Malad City




Idaho
21 Feb 1877
27 Jan 1885
abt 1917
abt 1923
abt 1875
Own the house, value $2,000,   1939 Total earnings $1,300

Death
George Albert Burnett Died 21 Jul 1942, Age 65         Ogden, Weber County, Utah
Buried 23 Jul 1942, Ogden, Weber County, Utah

Mary Rosetta (Nielson) Burnett Died 9 Aug 1968         Ogden, Weber County, Utah


SPECIAL THANKS  to V. Sederholm, a descendant of Joseph Thompson (1820-1901) for the details provided above.