Dame Emily Harriett Burn (Smith)

31 Dec 1866 - 10 May 1953

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Dame Emily Harriett Burn (Smith)

31 Dec 1866 - 10 May 1953
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The headstone of Dame Emily Harriett Burn (Smith). Cemetery: St Mary's Churchyard, Location: Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Birth: 31 Dec 1866, Death: 10 May 1953.

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Dame Emily Harriett Burn (Smith)

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Married: 1853
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St Mary's Churchyard

78 Mutton Lane
Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, England
United Kingdom

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Joseph Burn K.B.E. Of Rydal Mount 12th October 1950 In His 80th Year Also Emily Harriett His Wife 10th May 1953 In Her 87th Year Whom God Has Joined Together

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Dame Emily Harriett Burn

Contributor: bacrog Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Dame Emily Harriet Burn nee Smith married husband Sir Joseph Burn K.B.E. F.I.A. F.S.I. in Marylebone, London and eventually settled in Rydal Mount, Potters Bar, Middlesex. Their marriage produced 5 children Douglas Courtney Burn who became an engineer, Kathleen Esther Burn, Marguerite Emily (Peggy) Barrowman nee Burn, Maurice James Burn who became a solicitor, and the painter, Rodney Joseph Burn.

Their daughter Peggy married Dr Barclay Barrowman JP, DTM, FCO, FRSH (1896-1978) who was a respected malariologist and surgeon.

Life timeline of Dame Emily Harriett Burn (Smith)

1866
Dame Emily Harriett Burn (Smith) was born on 31 Dec 1866
Dame Emily Harriett Burn (Smith) was 11 years old when Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
Dame Emily Harriett Burn (Smith) was 19 years old when Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies on Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog. Louis Pasteur was a French biologist, microbiologist and chemist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization. He is remembered for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and prevention of diseases, and his discoveries have saved many lives ever since. He reduced mortality from puerperal fever, and created the first vaccines for rabies and anthrax. His medical discoveries provided direct support for the germ theory of disease and its application in clinical medicine. He is best known to the general public for his invention of the technique of treating milk and wine to stop bacterial contamination, a process now called pasteurization. He is regarded as one of the three main founders of bacteriology, together with Ferdinand Cohn and Robert Koch, and is popularly known as the "father of microbiology".
Dame Emily Harriett Burn (Smith) was 25 years old when Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
Dame Emily Harriett Burn (Smith) was 39 years old when Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.
Dame Emily Harriett Burn (Smith) was 48 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
Dame Emily Harriett Burn (Smith) was 63 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
Dame Emily Harriett Burn (Smith) was 73 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Dame Emily Harriett Burn (Smith) was 77 years old when World War II: The Allied invasion of Normandy—codenamed Operation Overlord—begins with the execution of Operation Neptune (commonly referred to as D-Day), the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France. The Allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland in the largest amphibious military operation in history. The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers during the Second World War (1939–1945). The Allies promoted the alliance as a means to control German, Japanese and Italian aggression.
Dame Emily Harriett Burn (Smith) died on 10 May 1953 at the age of 86

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