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Daniel Burnham – My Great Grandfather ?

Scott McLean May 14, 2012

The story I here from my family is, that Daniel Burnham is my great grandfather. I was told that their was a building in Chicago where my great grandmother gave the fist hair permanet. I guess it was by Marshel Fields. It was called the Burnham building. I also think their is a habor named Great grandfather. I am not sure. I was told the reason the Harbor was named after him, was because he help rebuild the city of Chicago, after the Chicago fire My mother and father are still alive and still live in Chicago. My grandmothers maidan name was Burnham. My grandfathers name was Mc Lean. Any help to figure this all out would be great……..Thanks, Scott

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