John R. Columbus Burks

19 September 1884–24 July 1953 (Age 68)
Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States

The Life of John R. Columbus

When John R. Columbus Burks was born on 19 September 1884, in Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States, his father, Eli Burks, was 18 and his mother, Elizabeth Belcher, was 23. He married Eliza Francis Mitchem on 9 June 1911, in Pineville, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Browns Creek, McDowell, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Browns Creek District, McDowell, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 24 July 1953, in McDowell, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

John R. Columbus Burks
1884–1953
Eliza Francis Mitchem
1893–1959
Marriage: 9 June 1911
Phoebe Willie Burks
1912–1983
Augusta Elva Burks
1914–1916
Bessie Bell Burks
1916–1917
Sherman Elmer Burks
1918–1921
Felix Farris Burks
1921–1974
Celia Annis Burks
1923–1996
Daisy Burks
1925–1994
Dorothy Bertha Burks
1927–1988
Laverne "Vernie" Burks
1930–1996

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 June 1911
Pineville, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States
children

(9)

    Female1912–1983Female

    Augusta Elva Burks

    Female1914–1916Female

    Bessie Bell Burks

    Female1916–1917Female

    Sherman Elmer Burks

    Male1918–1921Male

    Male1921–1974Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1866–1944Male

    Elizabeth Belcher

    Female1861–1894Female

siblings

(5)

    Male1884–1953Male

    Male1887–1956Male

    William F Burks

    Male1889–1889Male

    Levi Harrison Burks

    Male1890–1918Male

    Rebecca Burks

    Female1892–1966Female

World Events (8)

1886

Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 2

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 19

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Birks .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John C Burks, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Burks in household of Eli Burks, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Burks in household of Eli Burks, "United States Census, 1900"

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