BURGUM FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY

The Burgum family history society is a member of the Guild of one name studies and researches the names
BURGUM
and BURGHAM

What's New on the Burgum Family History?

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26 June 2016 The Washington Times is reporting that Fargo city commissioners have approved a $15.5 million in tax breaks for the developers of a $98 million high-rise complex in the downtown Fargo. The 18-story Block 9 Project is currently a parking lot and will include an 88-room hotel, condominiums, a offices and retail, 340-space parking ramp and a renovated city plaza. The Killbourne Group, founded by Doug Burgum, is partnering with the R.D. Offutt Company and hotel developer TMI Hospitality. The corporate headquarters for R.D. Offutt and RDO Equipment will also be housed in the tower. Doug is also busy campaign ing to be Republican governor of North Dakota. The partnership plans to begin construction in the fall.
24 August 2015 A news radio station (KFGO-AM) is reporting a story that Fargo business man and property developer Doug Burgum may be minded to run for State Governor of North Dakota! Doug created the company "Great Plains Software", which was later bought and integrated into the Microsoft empire. The present Governor, Governor Dalrymple has decided not to run again. Doug would never have challenged his close friend, having previously been a co-chair of his campaign, but the open seat changes the possibilities. Other possible candidates include Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley (R), Attorney General Wayne Stenehiem (R) and US Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D). Watch this space!
1 August 2015 I have received an email from Vikki (Burgum) Launders of Bolton, Lancashire, England asking for my help. She is the daughter of Ken and Sylvia Burgum, part of the "PP" family tree. The father of Ken was Samuel was one of 8 children. Vikki is keen to contact the children of the brother of Samuel, Thomas Burgum (1915-2003), but she has not got a clue where any of them are. She has a picture of Tommy in his uniform when he was a Lance Corporal 12 Battalion, the Royal Scots. She also has his beret and some sketches he made, some of them during the Second World War. She would love to reunite them with the right people. Tommy was married to Jessie Makinson Burgum and they had four children. Their son David died in 1942, but she would dearly love to contact the other three. Eileen Burgum was born in 1947 and it is believed she married John Hill in Bolton in 1969. Susan Burgum (b. 1950) married Kevin Norwood in 1979 and Nicholas Thomas Burgum was born in 1960. If anyone knows the whereabouts of any of these individuals please contact me. My email address is at the bottom of the website. To see pictures of Ken and Sylvia Burgum, Tommy in his uniform and more, select "Photos" from the menu above and select "PP family tree".
25th May 2015 Entrepreneur and philanthropist Doug Burgum (no, not me, the other one) of the “FF” family tree, has purchased a number of buildings in downtown Fargo, North Dakota, through his company the Kilbourne Group. INFORUM estimates the value of the properties sold by Feder Properties and Feder Realty Coto have a value of about $8.8 million. The Kilbourne Group has significant holdings in downtown Fargo, including the beautiful Loretta Building, which serves as the Kilbourne Group’s company headquarters. Doug is keen to put the heart back into downtown Fargo. The preservation and revitalization of downtown Fargo, the basis of his plan, aided construction in 15 downtown projects worth $58 million in the last year alone.