Hazel D. Burk


Brief Life History of Hazel D.

Hazel D. Burk was born in 1896, in Michigan, United States as the daughter of Edward Burk and Ida Goldsmith. She married Adrian W. Cheney on 28 June 1913, in Blackford, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Hartford City, Licking Township, Blackford, Indiana, United States for about 7 years and Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, United States in 1930.

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Adrian W. Cheney
Hazel D. Burk
Marriage: 28 June 1913
Virgil E. Cheney
Edward Cheney

Sources (3)

  • Hazel Cheney in household of Ida Burk, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Hazel D Burk, "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959"
  • Hazel Cheney in household of Adrien Cheney, "United States Census, 1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 June 1913Blackford, Indiana, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 0

    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.

    1903 · Ford Motor Company

    Age 7

    "Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."


    Age 31

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    South German (also Bürk): from a short form of the personal name Burkhard (see Burkhart ). Compare Buerk .

    German: habitational name from the common placenames Burk and Burg.

    Sorbian: status name or nickname from Upper Sorbian burk, a diminutive of bur ‘peasant’ (see Buhr ).

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

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