J. A. Burns (Jack)
Dublin dentist circa 1910
This is Dr. J. A. "Jack?" Burns business card. J. A.
Burns was the father of Geraldine Burns, mother of Virginia G. Griffiths, mother
of Donald K. Burleson. He was said to have a dental practice at 99 Upper
Georges Street. Dublin Ireland.
J. A. Burns with sons Tommy (in lap), Leo, and Jack, with
daughters Rosaline (born 30 May 1893) and Geraldine (infant, born 1903), circa 1903
At this time, very little is known about Dr. Burns, but
this page will be updated as data is collected.
His sons Leopold Francis Burns and J. A. "Jack" Burns
followed in his footsteps, and they were both surgeons in the Army, and Fellows
of the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians, both stationed in India:
Here is his business card offering his services as a dental
Here is the business address, mapped in Dublin:
It is unclear about the "OF MELBOURNE", and the name change
from Byrne to Burns.
I know that my Mum was born in Dublin in 1920 and her
mother Geraldine was born in Belfast in 1903, so what’s up with this reference
Could the "OF MELBOURNE" refer to a town in England?
"The village of Melbourne is a small and very
attractive Georgian market town in beautiful South Derbyshire. It is about
eight miles south of and two miles from the River Trent."
J. A. Burns family photos: