Beulah B. Shonk

17 May 1908–27 February 2007 (Age 98)
Richland Township, Fulton, Indiana, United States

The Life of Beulah B.

When Beulah B. Shonk was born on 17 May 1908, in Richland Township, Fulton, Indiana, United States, her father, John William Frank Shonk, was 43 and her mother, Minnie Caroline Davis, was 24. She married Otis Albert Burkett on 24 November 1928, in Fulton, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Fulton, Indiana, United States in 1928 and Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 27 February 2007, in Logansport, Cass, Indiana, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Otis Albert Burkett
Beulah B. Shonk
Marriage: 24 November 1928
Joyce A Burkett
Carolyn Lee Burkett
Sharon Elaine Burkett

Spouse and Children

24 November 1928
Fulton, Indiana, United States


    Joyce A Burkett


    Carolyn Lee Burkett



Parents and Siblings




    Mary Alice Shonk


World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 2

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 27

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of Czech Šonk, a variant of Šonka( see Shonka ).2 Variant of German Schank .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Beulah Shonk in household of William Shonk, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Beulah B Shonk in household of William Shonk, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Beulah B Burkett in household of Otis A Burkett, "United States Census, 1930"

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