Susan M Burk

Female8 October 1845–23 August 1925

Brief Life History of Susan M

When Susan M Burk was born on 8 October 1845, in Decatur, Indiana, United States, her father, James Burk, was 39 and her mother, Mary Speilman, was 45. She lived in Clay Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States in 1850. She died on 23 August 1925, in Lafayette, Wabash New Purchase, Indiana, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Madison Township, Jefferson, Indiana, United States.

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  • Susan M Burk in household of Mary Burk, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah M. Burke Ballard, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Susan in entry for Ellen Ballard, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 6

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 21

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

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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