Seawell Carr Burke

10 January 1901–23 July 1976 (Age 75)
Chatham, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Seawell Carr

When Seawell Carr Burke was born on 10 January 1901, in Chatham, North Carolina, United States, his father, George Washington Burke, was 39 and his mother, Sarah Emma Coggins, was 33. He married Olive Marie Pike on 14 November 1924, in Chatham, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Township 9 Thompson, Alamance, North Carolina, United States in 1940 and Graham, Alamance, North Carolina, United States in 1976. He died on 23 July 1976, in Burlington, Alamance, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Graham, Alamance, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Seawell Carr Burke
Olive Marie Pike
Marriage: 14 November 1924
Ruth Pike Burke

Spouse and Children

14 November 1924
Chatham, North Carolina, United States


    Ruth Pike Burke


Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Burke





    Samuel Brooks Burke




    William Washington Burke


    Florence Burke


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 17

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 22

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

1 Irish (of Anglo-Norman origin): habitational name from Burgh in Suffolk, England. This is named with Old English burh ‘fortification’, ‘fortified manor’.2 Norwegian: Americanized form of Børke, a habitational name from any of eight farms in southeastern Norway, named with Old Norse birki ‘birch wood’.3 German: variant of Burk .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Seawell G Burk, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sewell Burke, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Suel Burke in household of George W Burke, "United States Census, 1910"

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