Gordon Jay Burke

25 March 1954–13 May 1977 (Age 23)
Soda Springs, Caribou, Idaho, United States

The Life of Gordon Jay

When Gordon Jay Burke was born on 25 March 1954, in Soda Springs, Caribou, Idaho, United States, his father, Reed Hansen Burke, was 29 and his mother, Vaudis Jenkins, was 21. He died on 13 May 1977, at the age of 23, and was buried in Heyburn, Minidoka, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reed Hansen Burke
1925–1999
Vaudis Jenkins
1932–2020
Gordon Jay Burke
1954–1977

Parents and Siblings

    Male1925–1999Male

    Vaudis Jenkins

    Female1932–2020Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 1

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.
1955 · To War in Vietnam

Age 1

The Vietnam War was another civil war brought about from the Cold War. It was fought between the North Vietnamese, who were supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies, and the South Vietnamese, who were supported by the United States, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war caused two more civil wars in Laos and Cambodia and resulted in all three countries becoming communist states.
1961 · The Twenty-Third Amendment

Age 7

The Twenty-third Amendment gives the residents in the District of Columbia the right to vote in presidential elections and to give the district electors in the Electoral College.

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)

  • Gordon J Burke in household of Reed Hans Burke, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Gordon Burke, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Gordon J Burke, "BillionGraves Index"

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