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Burbidges in the News
Most of these items were located
through the University of Utah which provides a search
Utah Digital Newspapers, for a collection of historical newspapers. The following were
located from a variety of those papers. The Burbidge family has been
much reported over the years, which makes this a particularly valuable
source for this family research. Will continue to add
items as they are located through this
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BYU Online Collections.
Jan 5 1877. James W.
Burbidge is named on the jury for
Salt Lake County for the 3rd Judicial District Court
reported on page 4, column 4 of the Salt Lake Daily Tribune,
Friday Morning, Jan 5 1877, vol. XII, no. 69. This is probably James
William Burbidge, Sr. as his namesake would have been
about 17 at the time.
March 22, 1876 . The youngest daughter
of James William & Sarah J. Burbidge, Emma Harriet Burbidge,
dies of scarlet fever and sore throat.
She was 2 years, 11 months and 8 days. Taken from Deseret News,
vol. 25. no.8, column 2, page 127.
November 28, 1877. Jesse T. Burbidge
appointed President of the Deacon's
Quorum of the 17th Ward in the Deseret News Weekly, vol.
26, no. 43, page 673.
November 1, 1890. William Burbidge of 17th Ward involved in
an accident resulting in the death of a child,
reported in the
The Standard, no. 261, volume 3, Ogden City, Utah,
November 1, 1890, page 4, column 3. This was probably
James William Burbidge, Jr. as he was reported to be a young
man. He was exonerated of any wrongdoing in the affair.
November 27, 1891. Mary Brown Burbidge of the
17th Ward, Salt Lake City died. She
was born Dec 16, 1815 in Bedfordshire, England. Reported in the
volume 53, page 816.
October 10, 1901. Joseph Edward Burbidge,
working as a motorman on the Agriculture park line (trolley?),
fired on by a man he and the conductor
had tossed off the car earlier in the day. They believed they were
"being shot at in deadly earnest." The man was apprehended and taken to
jail. Reported by The Standard, October 10 1901,
Ogden, Utah, page 2, column 1.
1 1904. Mrs. Sarah Burbidge, mother of Captain
Burbidge, fell on the ice sidewalk
and broke her arm. She was visiting her son, George, who lived at Fifth
West & Seventh South. She lived at 15 West Second North. Reported in
The Ogden Standard, no. 28, Ogden City, Utah, Feb 2 1904, page
8, column 3.
January 19 1907. Clifford Burbidge, 8 years old,
killed when hit by a snow ball. He was
the son of James William Burbidge, Jr and nephew of Captain
Burbidge. The article is from the
The Ogden Standard, no. 17, January 19, 1907, page 2, column 1.
October 22, 1915. John B. Burbidge, older brother to
Joseph Edward Burbidge, worked in law enforcement and was reported as a
deputy (before his younger brother
became Chief of Police). John B Burbidge, deputy, was
reported in The Sun, Price, Utah, vol. 1, no. 21,
page 3, column 1.
December 5, 1919. Joseph David Burbidge, son of
Inspector of Police Burbidge, shot by burglar
in his arm when surprised a burglar in his home as reported by the
Davis County Clipper, page 3, column 4.
11 1921. Chief of Police Burbidge
kills shooter of Detective Hamby.
Reported in the Davis County Clipper, vol. 30, no. 50,
page 7, column 2.
1921. Funeral of Detective Hamby from unidentified newspaper
clipping, possibly the Tribune,
with Chief Burbidge as a pallbearer.