William Arthur Burke

19 January 1888–4 May 1953 (Age 65)
Liberty Township, Marion, Iowa, United States

The Life of William Arthur

When William Arthur Burke was born on 19 January 1888, in Liberty Township, Marion, Iowa, United States, his father, Vespasion Burk, was 20 and his mother, Iona Estella Ferree, was 20. He married Cecil Marie Cloud on 4 July 1915, in Polk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Superior, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States in 1930 and Election District 18 North Superior, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States in 1940. He died on 4 May 1953, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Rock Springs Cemetery, Rock Springs, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Arthur Burke
Cecil Marie Cloud
Marriage: 4 July 1915
George Arthur Burke
Wilma Burke
Lillian Christine Burke

Spouse and Children

4 July 1915
Polk, Iowa, United States


    George Arthur Burke



    Lillian Christine Burke


Parents and Siblings


    Iona Estella Ferree




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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Age 2

Historical Boundaries - 1890: Carbon, Wyoming Territory, United States; 1890: Carbon, Wyoming, United States
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 18

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 Irish (of Anglo-Norman origin): habitational name from Burgh in Suffolk, England. This is named with Old English burh ‘fortification’, ‘fortified manor’.2 Norwegian: Americanized form of Børke, a habitational name from any of eight farms in southeastern Norway, named with Old Norse birki ‘birch wood’.3 German: variant of Burk .

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

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Sources (3)

  • W A Burke, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William A Burke, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Burke, "United States Census, 1930"

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