Mary A Burke

12 October 1862–17 March 1935 (Age 72)
Scott, Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary A

When Mary A Burke was born on 12 October 1862, in Scott, Virginia, United States, her father, John Burke, was 36 and her mother, Nancy " Nannie" Culbertson, was 47. She married George Elwood Henry on 9 November 1882. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Russell, Virginia, United States in 1862 and Johnson Magisterial District, Scott, Virginia, United States for about 60 years. She died on 17 March 1935, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

George Elwood Henry
Mary A Burke
Marriage: 9 November 1882
Louary Henry
Nellie Henry
Nevada Bell Henry
John D Henry
Nannie Elizabeth Henry
Napoleon Bonapart Henry
Nellie Jane Henry
William Jennings Bryan Henry
Lonny Henry
Verna L Henry

Spouse and Children

    George Elwood Henry



9 November 1882


    Louary Henry


    Nellie Henry




    Nannie Elizabeth Henry


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1864 · Arlington Cemetery

Age 2

Arlington Cemetery is a military cemetery. It was originally a plantation owned by George Washington Parke Custis. This is the location of Robert E. Lee, 16,000 Civil War soldiers, William Howard Taft, John, Jackie, Robert, and Edward Kennedy. The tomb of the unknown soldier is also located here it was dedicated on November 11, 1921. It contains the remains of those soldiers unknown from WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 20

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

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)

  • Mary Burk in household of John Burk, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Burk in household of John Burk, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary A Henry in household of George H Henry, "United States Census, 1920"

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