Alma May Burke

21 May 1910–about 1995 (Age 84)
Redfern, New South Wales, Australia

The Life of Alma May

When Alma May Burke was born on 21 May 1910, in Redfern, New South Wales, Australia, her father, Charles Burke, was 38 and her mother, Norah Jane Louisa Mullins, was 36. She married Roy Brown in 1928, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She died about 1995, at the age of 85, and was buried in Botany, New South Wales, Australia.

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Roy Brown
Alma May Burke
Marriage: 1928

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Canberra is founded and designated as the capital. The Federal Capital Territory is established as an area of two 360 square kilometers in the Yass-Canberra district.

Age 4

August: Australia becomes involved in World War One as Britain is preparing to declare war on Germany.

Age 29

Australia joins Britain in declaration of war on Germany.

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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