Ellen Lodiska Burkett

26 March 1917–17 January 1961 (Age 43)
Alma, Gratiot, Michigan, United States

The Life of Ellen Lodiska

When Ellen Lodiska Burkett was born on 26 March 1917, in Alma, Gratiot, Michigan, United States, her father, Aaron Ralph Burkett, was 24 and her mother, Bertha McClish, was 27. She married Laverne Ellis Gannon on 1 August 1935, in Marilla, Manistee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Homestead, Benzie, Michigan, United States in 1930. She died on 17 January 1961, in Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States, at the age of 43.

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Laverne Ellis Gannon
Ellen Lodiska Burkett
Marriage: 1 August 1935
Mary Lee Gannon
John Willard Gannon
Bertha Gannon
Gary Gannon
Harold Benjamin Gannon
Goldie Louise Gannon
Norma Irene Gannon
Walter Herbert Gannon

Spouse and Children

1 August 1935
Marilla, Manistee, Michigan, United States


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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.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 2

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.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 12

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Ellen L Burkett in household of Ralph Burkett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ellen in entry for Mr Eugene E Burkett, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"
  • Mrs Lavern Gannon in entry for Walter H Gannon, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"

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