Thomas Burke

1 September 1898–1975 (Age 76)
Posen, Presque Isle, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas

Thomas Burke was born on 1 September 1898, in Posen, Presque Isle, Michigan, United States. He died in 1975, in his hometown, at the age of 77.

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World Events (3)

1900 · Gold for Cash!
Age 2
This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome
Age 2
A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.
1903 · Ford Motor Company
Age 5
"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."

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.

Possible Related Names

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