Frank K Burke Sr

17 July 1893–29 August 1978 (Age 85)
Carthage, Jasper, Missouri, United States

The Life of Frank K

When Frank K Burke Sr was born on 17 July 1893, in Carthage, Jasper, Missouri, United States, his father, Albert G Burke, was 27 and his mother, Mollie Leininger, was 28. He married Cassie Marie Mayfield on 4 September 1915, in Pulaski, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 29 August 1978, in Farmington, St. Francois, Missouri, United States, at the age of 85.

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Frank K Burke Sr
Cassie Marie Mayfield
Marriage: 4 September 1915
Frank K Burke Jr

Spouse and Children

4 September 1915
Pulaski, Arkansas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Albert G Burke


    Mollie Leininger




    Orian K Burke


    Benjamin Harrison Burke



    Mrs Paul D Simmons


    Ellen High


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · The Union Loop Elevated

Age 4

The Loop was born in political scandal that combined the three elevated railways around Chicago and combined them into one. The scandal was to raise the fares for commuters so state legislators could receive more money while in office. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Frank Burke, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frank Burke, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Frank K Burke, "United States Census, 1920"

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