Laura B Burke

6 October 1893–13 November 1982 (Age 89)
Kansas, United States

The Life of Laura B

When Laura B Burke was born on 6 October 1893, in Kansas, United States, her father, Richard Joseph Burke, was 35 and her mother, Laura Winifred Fountain, was 28. She married Robert James Lynch on 19 December 1927, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States. She lived in Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Los Altos, Santa Clara, California, United States in 1977. She died on 13 November 1982, at the age of 89.

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Robert James Lynch
Laura B Burke
Marriage: 19 December 1927

Spouse and Children

19 December 1927
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Thomas H Burke


    Helen Burke




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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 13

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 24

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

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)

  • Laura Buske in household of Richard J Buske, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Laura Burke in household of R J Burke, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mrs Laura Lynch in entry for Mrs Evelyn B Mccoy, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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