Clara Mae Burk

19 August 1891–14 January 1954 (Age 62)
Washington, United States

The Life of Clara Mae

When Clara Mae Burk was born on 19 August 1891, in Washington, United States, her father, Matthew Thomas Burk, was 27 and her mother, Catherine Menzies, was 23. She married Robert A. Haimes in June 1916, in Santa Clara, California, United States. She died on 14 January 1954, in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

Robert A. Haimes
Clara Mae Burk
Marriage: June 1916

Spouse and Children

    Robert A. Haimes



June 1916
Santa Clara, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Matthew Thomas Burk





World Events (8)

1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 6

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 15

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants

Age 19

Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.

Name Meaning

1 Swiss German: from an Alemannic short form of the personal name Burkhard ( see Burkhart ).2 German: habitational name from the common place names Burk and Burg.3 Northern English: variant of Birch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clara M Burk in household of Matthew Burk, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Clara M Burk in household of Mathew T Burk, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Clara Mae Haimes, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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