Wilfred Burke

22 February 1917–5 November 1988 (Age 71)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Wilfred

When Wilfred Burke was born on 22 February 1917, in Michigan, United States, his father, Clarence Russell Burke, was 28 and his mother, Mildred Catherine Gould, was 23. He lived in Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Royal Oak, Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. He died on 5 November 1988, at the age of 71, and was buried in Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States.

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Clarence Russell Burke
Mildred Catherine Gould
Wilfred Burke
Eleanor Burke
Robert Burke

Parents and Siblings

    Clarence Russell Burke


    Mildred Catherine Gould




World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1920 · The Detroit Wall

Age 3

The Detroit Wall is a half mile long wall that was constructed to serve as a wall of racial separation as a physical barrier between white and black homeowners in northwest Detroit. Today the wall is mostly gone with only a small portion of it located at a local park.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 20

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Wilfred Burke in household of C Russell Burke, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wilfred D Burke in household of Russel C Burke, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Milfred Burke in household of Russel C Burke, "United States Census, 1920"

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