Allen Spencer "Pen" Burk

26 January 1847–29 August 1902 (Age 55)
Winter Quarters, Washington, Nebraska, United States

The Life Summary of Allen Spencer "Pen"

When Allen Spencer "Pen" Burk was born on 26 January 1847, in Winter Quarters, Washington, Nebraska, United States, his father, Allen Burk, was 37 and his mother, Emily Jane Smith, was 25. He married Annie Elizabeth Miles in 1878, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Davis, Utah, United States in 1850 and Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 29 August 1902, in Alpine, Apache, Arizona, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Alpine, Apache, Arizona, United States.

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Allen Spencer "Pen" Burk
Annie Elizabeth Miles
Marriage: 1878
Celia Elizabeth Burk
Emily Mae Burk
Allen Spencer Burke
Ada Alcesta Burk
Thomas Alvin "Al" Burk
Edgar Rozell Burk
Jesse Lyman Burke
Basil Lott Burk
Dallas Hyrum Burk

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    1878St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
    Age 7
    On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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.

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    Sources (24)

    • Allen Spencer Burk in entry for Emily May Burk, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
    • Allen Berg in household of Allen Berg, "United States Census, 1870"
    • A S Burke in entry for Thomas A Burke and Ruby Vinson, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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