Louis Preston Burcham

#1032, b. 13 Mar 1862, d. 15 May 1920
Last Edited:24 Nov 2012

Children of Louis Preston Burcham and Adelia Robin Coles

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthLouis Preston Burcham was born on 13 Mar 1862 at Windsor Township, Lawrence County, OH.1,2
Marriage LicenseHe and Adelia Robin Coles obtained a marriage license on 12 Apr 1892 at St. Martin Parish, LA.3
MarriageLouis Preston Burcham married Adelia Robin Coles, daughter of Benjamin Lippincott Coles Sr. and Sophia Gergensen, on 13 Apr 1892 at Methodist Episcopal Church at Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, LA. Their marriage was solemnized by Rev. Thomas Webb, Methodist minister. Witnesses were B. L. Coles and E. J. Coles.3,4
Census1910L. P. Burcham (given age 48) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1910 census, living at Wilbert, West Baton Rouge Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Delia Burcham (given age 36), son J. B. Burcham (given age 17), Chas P. Burcham (given age 9) and Wilbert McC Burcham (given age 8), daughter Sophia Burcham (given age 14). He was a farmer, and owned his farm free and clear of any mortgage.5
Census1920L. P. Burcham (given age 58) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1920 census, living at Port Allen, West Baton Rouge Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Delia Burcham (given age 45), son(s) Benton Burcham (given age 26), Preston Burcham (given age 20) and Wilbert Burcham (given age 18). Their farm was owned free and clear of any mortgage. Louis was the farm manager, and their son Preston was a farm overseer. Delia and Benton were both bookkeepers for a store.6
DeathLouis Preston Burcham died at age 58 on 15 May 1920 in Port Allen, West Baton Rouge Parish, LA.1,7
BurialHe was buried at Magnolia Cemetery in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA. His grave is located in Section 4, Lot 144, where he shares a headstone with Adelia.1,8

Citations:

  1. [S872] Louis Preston Burcham. Death notice. Held by Henrietta Stumpf, Little Rock, AR, USA.
  2. [S483] Jim Burcham. E-mail message, Feb 2004.
  3. [S464] Original Marriage Record.
  4. [S1] Holy Bible. Hartford: Silus Andrus and Son, 1853. Benjamin Lippincott Coles Family. Held by Henrietta Stumpf, Arkansas.
  5. [S871] 1910 U.S. census. LA. West Baton Rouge Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S295] 1920 U.S. Census. LA. West Baton Rouge Parish. population schedule.
  7. [S169] Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1960. Website. Online http://www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources/…
  8. [S221] Find A Grave. Website. Online http://www.findagrave.com