James Burton Kerkhan

4 November 1925–20 July 2009 (Age 83)
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of James Burton

When James Burton Kerkhan was born on 4 November 1925, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Earl Kerkhan, was 34 and his mother, Pearl Emma Graff, was 36. He died on 20 July 2009, in Chicora, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

John Earl Kerkhan
Pearl Emma Graff
John Earl Kerkhan Jr
Russell A Kerkhan
Donald Wilson Kerkhan
James Burton Kerkhan

Parents and Siblings

    John Earl Kerkhan





World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 4

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.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 22

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: from Middle Dutch kercman ‘clergyman’.2 North German: from Low German kerke ‘church’, hence an occupational name for a sexton or a parishioner.

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

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