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Any Burns connected to the Circus?
Posted by: Jenny C. Thomas Date: April 22, 2000 at 00:34:48
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It has been a while since I posted and I decided to try a new approach. Are there any Burns families who have ties to the Circus in the late 1800's to early 1900's. I am searching for my great grandfather Thomas Joseph Burns who went by Tommy. He had a twin sister named Bernice. I would like to contact anyone who had ancestors connected to the circus and any clues are appreciated.

I have been in contact with the Circus World Museum in Baraboo Wisconsin and they have been helpful but I still have not found my Tommy. He may have been Capt. Tommy Burns who was with the Barnett Brother's Circus but I cannot prove this. My Tommy supposedly lost his parents to a trapeze or high wire accident. This Tommy had a father listed as Frederick Burns who was living in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana at the time of Capt. Tommy's death in 1933. He died in Hamilton County, Ohio at the home of Fred and Frieda Conley.
Please, any clues appreciated.
Jenny C. Thomas


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