Charles Richard Burke

Brief Life History of Charles Richard

When Charles Richard Burke was born on 30 June 1844, in Rappahannock, Virginia, United States, his father, John F Burke, was 45 and his mother, Martha Smith, was 40. He married Laura Josephine Rudasill on 29 May 1873, in Rappahannock, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Polk Township, Atchison, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 7 November 1921, in Clay Township, Atchison, Missouri, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Green Hill Cemetery, Rock Port, Atchison, Missouri, United States.

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Charles Richard Burke
Laura Josephine Rudasill
Marriage: 29 May 1873
Anna Mary Burke
John William Burke
Edward Rudasill Burke
Harry R. Burke
Silas Mercer Burke
Hal Cleveland Burke
Fannie L Burke
Preston Robert Burke
Ford Franklin Burke
Charles Russell Burke
Thomas Henry Burke

Sources (12)

  • Charles Burke in household of John Burke, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Unknown, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Charles Richard Burke, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.


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Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Kieran, Siobhan, Aileen, Brennan, Brigid, Donovan, Liam, Murphy, Ulick, Aidan, Dermot.

English and Irish (of Anglo-Norman origin): habitational name from Burgh (Castle) in Suffolk, England. Burk represents an Anglo-Norman pronunciation of Old English burg, Middle English burgh ‘fortification’ (see Burgh ).

German: variant of Burk .

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

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