Myra Burke

18 July 1917–4 December 1993 (Age 76)
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Myra

When Myra Burke was born on 18 July 1917, in New York City, New York, United States, her father, Laurence Bourke, was 27 and her mother, Mary Heffernan, was 30. She died on 4 December 1993, in New Jersey, United States, at the age of 76.

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Patrick Caffrey
1910–1976
Myra Burke
1917–1993

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

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.
1920

Age 3

New Jersey was the first state to ratify Prohibition, the short-lived constitutional ban on alcoholic beverages.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 20

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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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  • Myra Burke in household of Lawerence Burke, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Myra Burke in household of Laurence Burke, "United States Census, 1930"

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