Sudie Burke

Brief Life History of Sudie

When Sudie Burke was born on 21 August 1916, in Letcher, Kentucky, United States, her father, William Dawson Burke, was 38 and her mother, Rachael Newsome, was 41. She married Homer Wells on 30 September 1934, in Wheelwright, Floyd, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Magisterial District 2, Letcher, Kentucky, United States in 1940 and Pikeville, Pike, Kentucky, United States in 1950. She died on 8 January 2013, in Letcher, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 96.

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Milford Brown
Sudie Burke
Marriage: 18 December 1937
Donnie Gene Brown
Roy Brown
Della Sue Brown
Sharon Elizabeth Brown

Sources (13)

  • Sudie Brown, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Sudie Burke, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Sudie Wells Brown in entry for Davis Belcher and Mary Dean Wells, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

World Events (8)


U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

1942 · The Japanese American internment

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Kieran, Siobhan, Aileen, Brennan, Brigid, Donovan, Liam, Murphy, Ulick, Aidan, Dermot.

English and Irish (of Anglo-Norman origin): habitational name from Burgh (Castle) in Suffolk, England. Burk represents an Anglo-Norman pronunciation of Old English burg, Middle English burgh ‘fortification’ (see Burgh ).

German: variant of Burk .

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

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