Charles Arvard Burke

1 September 1869–23 August 1949 (Age 80)
Simonds, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of Charles Arvard

When Charles Arvard Burke was born on 1 September 1869, in Simonds, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, Samuel Burke, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 27. He married Susan Matilda Gray on 29 March 1893, in Winn, Penobscot, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Kingman Township, Penobscot, Maine, United States in 1900 and Mattawamkeag, Penobscot, Maine, United States for about 10 years. He died on 23 August 1949, in Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Mattawamkeag, Penobscot, Maine, United States.

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Charles Arvard Burke
Susan Matilda Gray
Marriage: 29 March 1893
Harold Eugene Burke
Harold Eugene Burke
Earl Gray Burke
Frank Weymouth Burke
George Samuel Burke
Howard Reginald Burke
Emma Elizabeth Burke
Arvard Charles Burke

Spouse and Children

29 March 1893
Winn, Penobscot, Maine, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Burke






    Mary Blanche Burke


    Samuel W Burk



    George Hirson Burk


    Sarah (Sadie) Elizabeth Burke


World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

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.
1880 · Legislature in Fredericton Destoryed by Fire

Age 11

On February 25, 1880, the legislature building in Frederiction was destroyed by fire. The builiding was completely made of wood meaning that there was nothing left of it. The chair that the speaker used and a marble top table were all that remained.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 21

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • Charles Burk in household of Samuel Burk, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Charles A Burke, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charles A Burke, "United States Census, 1930"

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