Pearl Cox Vizzard Burk

22 May 1893–16 February 1987 (Age 93)
Abilene, Dickinson, Kansas, United States

The Life of Pearl

When Pearl Cox Vizzard Burk was born on 22 May 1893, in Abilene, Dickinson, Kansas, United States, her father, George Washington Cox, was 27 and her mother, Julia Elizabeth Cumback, was 19. She married William Henry Burk on 29 August 1942, in Olympia, Thurston, Washington, United States. She died on 16 February 1987, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States.

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 4

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 25

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Cocke in any the senses described + the suffix -s denoting ‘son of’ or ‘servant of’.2 Irish (Ulster): mistranslation of Mac Con Coille (‘son of Cú Choille’, a personal name meaning ‘hound of the wood’), as if formed with coileach ‘cock’, ‘rooster’.

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

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  • Pearl M Vizzard, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Pearl M Vizzard, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Pearl Cox in household of George Cox, "United States Census, 1900"

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