Rena Annie Eastham

#41, b. 8 August 1916, d. 28 April 2004
     Rena Annie Eastham was born on 8 August 1916 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.1 She was the daughter of Charles Stanley Eastham and Florence Bell.1 She married Ira Owen Mjelde.1 She married John Alexander Burness, son of John Masson Burness and Henrietta Deas, on 24 September 1956 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.2 She died on 28 April 2004 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, at age 87.1


  1. Calgary Herald, Calgary, Alberta.
  2. Personal knowledge of Gordon Lennox Burness.

John Burness1

#50, b. September 1831, d. 11 September 1924
     John Burness was born in September 1831 in Mulloch, Banchory-Ternan, Kincardineshire, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of Alexander Burness and Margaret Masson.1,3,2 He was baptized on 16 September 1831 in Banchory-Ternan, Kincardineshire, Scotland.1 He married Christian Gordon, daughter of John Gordon and Janet Marshall, on 20 June 1863 in Port Elphinstone, Kintore, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.3,2 He died on 11 September 1924 in Crossroads, Grange, Banffshire, Scotland.2 He was buried in Banchory, Kincardineshire, Scotland.4

Children of John Burness and Christian Gordon


  1. OPR Banchory-Ternan.
  2. Death Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.
  3. Marriage Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.
  4. Gravestone, Banchory-Ternan Cemetery, Banchory-Ternan, Kincardineshire, Scotland.
  5. Birth Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.
  6. 1871 Scottish Census, Kincardineshire.
  7. 1881 Scottish Census, Kincardineshire.
  8. 31 Chambers Street, New York City, New York, USA New York City Municipal Archives Marriage Registrstion.
  9. Death Certificate, New Jersey State Archives.
  10. Death Registration, Saskatchewan Health Department, Vital Statistics Office.
  11. 1891 Scottish Census, Moray.