Jessie Alma Burks

24 October 1896–11 April 1980 (Age 83)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Jessie Alma

When Jessie Alma Burks was born on 24 October 1896, in Alabama, United States, her father, William Jackson H Burks, was 50 and her mother, Margaret Bethania Dickens, was 39. She married Gordon Fielder Camp on 2 July 1922, in Franklin, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Election Precinct 4 Cherokee, Colbert, Alabama, United States in 1930 and Bowen Township, Mississippi, Arkansas, United States in 1940. She died on 11 April 1980, at the age of 83, and was buried in Gardner Cemetery, Zolfo Springs, Hardee, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gordon Fielder Camp
Jessie Alma Burks
Marriage: 2 July 1922
Luther Randle Camp
Oscar Leonard Camp

Spouse and Children

2 July 1922
Franklin, Alabama, United States


    Luther Randle Camp


    Oscar Leonard Camp


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Age 2

Historical Boundaries - 1898: Winston, Alabama, United States
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Birks .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alma J Burkes in household of Margaret B Burkes, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alma Camp in household of Gordon F Camp, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alma Camp in household of Gorden Camp, "United States Census, 1930"

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