J. W. Burns
|J. W. Burns|
|Born||16 June 1888 |
|Died||14 July 1962 (74) |
San Francisco, California
|Spouse(s)||Mary H. Burns|
John W. Burns (June 16, 1888 - July 14, 1962) was a Canadian school teacher and Indian Agent, responsible for coining the term "Sasquatch" (anglicisation of the Halkomelem Salish "sásq’ets"), a product of his research into the legends of the local Salish tribes during his tenure at the Chehalis Reserve.
- Teacher, Chehalis Reserve (1925-1941)
- Teacher, Skwah Reserve (1941-45)
- Relocated with his family to San Francisco, California (1945)
- "California, Death Index, 1940-1997," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VGRX-TQL : accessed 17 Sep 2014), John W Burns, b. 16 Jun 1888, d. 14 Jul 1962; citing Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.