Henry Franklin Burkett

10 February 1918–19 March 1984 (Age 66)
Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Henry Franklin

When Henry Franklin Burkett was born on 10 February 1918, in Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Russell Pap Burkett, was 19 and his mother, Ruth V. Hareford, was 18. He married Doris Margaret Ashby before August 1938. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Montgomery Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930 and Antrim Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 19 March 1984, in Everett, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Coaldale, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Henry Franklin Burkett
Doris Margaret Ashby
Marriage: before August 1938
James R Burkett
Richard W Burkett
Kenneth F Burkett
Sara Lou Burkett

Spouse and Children

before August 1938


    James R Burkett


    Kenneth F Burkett


    Sara Lou Burkett


    Richard W Burkett


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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 2

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 19

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: from an Old English personal name, Burgheard, composed of the elements burh, burg ‘fort’ ( see Burke ) + heard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. The name was reintroduced into Middle English by the Normans in the forms Bou(r)chart, Bocard. In the form Burkhard it was a very popular medieval German name. There has been considerable confusion between this English surname and Birkett .2 Perhaps also a variant of German Burkhart .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry F Burkett, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Henry Burket in household of William Burket, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Henry F Burkett in household of William R Burkett, "United States Census, 1920"

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