Clara Gertrude Burk

17 March 1894–20 December 1969 (Age 75)
Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Clara Gertrude

When Clara Gertrude Burk was born on 17 March 1894, in Texas, United States, her father, John Archibald Burke, was 44 and her mother, Edna Anne Warren, was 36. She married Garland Asa Woods on 3 September 1911, in Grimes, Nolan, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 7, Stephens, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 2, Grimes, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 20 December 1969, at the age of 75, and was buried in Houston, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Garland Asa Woods
1891–1938
Clara Gertrude Burk
1894–1969
Marriage: 3 September 1911
Annie May Woods
1916–2014
Annie M Woods
1918–
Lela Thelma Woods
1920–2013
Asa Edward Woods
1925–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 September 1911Grimes, Nolan, Texas, United States
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 2
    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.
    1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered
    Age 7
    Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful "oil boom".
    1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York
    Age 20
    Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

    Name Meaning

    South German (also Bürk): from a short form of the personal name Burkhard (see Burkhart ). Compare Buerk .German: habitational name from the common placenames Burk and Burg.Sorbian: status name or nickname from Upper Sorbian burk, a diminutive of bur ‘peasant’ (see Buhr ).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Burkhart
    Buerck
    Burck

    Sources (11)

    • Clara Gertrude Burk in entry for Asa Edward Woods, "Texas, Grimes County, Probate Records of Births, 1939-1957"
    • Clara Burk in household of John A Burk, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Clara Burk, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"

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