Mary Elizabeth Burk

25 March 1868–10 January 1953 (Age 84)
Lisbon, Linn, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Burk was born on 25 March 1868, in Lisbon, Linn, Iowa, United States, her father, James Franklin Burk, was 34 and her mother, Martha Jane Curtis, was 27. She married Elmer Grant Newlin in 1915, in Chaves, New Mexico, United States. She lived in Cedar Township, Johnson, Iowa, United States for about 15 years and Chaves, New Mexico, United States for about 20 years. She died on 10 January 1953, in Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States.

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Elmer Grant Newlin
Mary Elizabeth Burk
Marriage: 1915

Spouse and Children

Chaves, New Mexico, United States

Parents and Siblings

    James Franklin Burk


    Martha Jane Curtis




World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 16

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 28

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Bearoc from bearo, grove, a wood, a hill covered with wood

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Sources (3)

  • Mary E Newlin in household of Elmer G Newlin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary E Newlin in household of Elmer G Newlin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Burk, "Iowa State Census, 1905"

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