Harry L Burkett

10 December 1918–15 April 2009 (Age 90)
New Haven, Allen, Indiana, United States

The Life of Harry L

When Harry L Burkett was born on 10 December 1918, in New Haven, Allen, Indiana, United States, his father, James D Burkett, was 26 and his mother, Flossie Halsey, was 18. He married Donnavive B Keefer on 6 October 1941, in Lucas, Ohio, United States. He lived in Adams Township, Lucas, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Temperance, Monroe, Michigan, United States in 2009. He died on 15 April 2009, in Temperance, Bedford Township, Monroe, Michigan Territory, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, Lucas, Ohio, United States.

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Harry L Burkett
Donnavive B Keefer
Marriage: 6 October 1941

Spouse and Children

6 October 1941
Lucas, Ohio, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Winona Burkett



    Wilda Burkett


World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 2

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 24

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

1 English: from an Old English personal name, Burgheard, composed of the elements burh, burg ‘fort’ ( see Burke ) + heard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. The name was reintroduced into Middle English by the Normans in the forms Bou(r)chart, Bocard. In the form Burkhard it was a very popular medieval German name. There has been considerable confusion between this English surname and Birkett .2 Perhaps also a variant of German Burkhart .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harvey L Burkett in household of James J Burkett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harry Buckett in household of James Buckett, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harry Burkett in household of James Burkett, "United States Census, 1940"

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