James Franklin Burke

29 February 1856–4 July 1920 (Age 64)
Madison, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of James Franklin

When James Franklin Burke was born on 29 February 1856, in Madison, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States, his father, James Jackson Burke, was 36 and his mother, Melissa D. Ferren, was 30. He married Georgia Ann Steven on 12 October 1887, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 4 July 1920, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Madison Cemetery, Madison, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States.

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James Franklin Burke
Georgia Ann Steven
Marriage: 12 October 1887
James Harold Franklin Burke

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12 October 1887
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States


    James Harold Franklin Burke


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World Events (8)

1861 · The 14th Brooklyn is Known as The Red Legged Devils

Age 5

The 14th Regiment New York State Militia, or 14th Brooklyn, was constituted on May 13, 1847. The 14th Brooklyn received the nickname “The Red Legged Devils” due to their vibrant red trousers. At the time, most Union regiments wore blue. The volunteer militia, led by Colonel Alfred M. Wood, consisted primarily of abolitionists from Brooklyn. They served between the years of 1861 through 1864 and were known for their grit and determination and never stood down from a fight.

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 19

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became 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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Sources (3)

  • Franklin Burk in household of James J Burk, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James F Burk in household of James J Burk, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James F. Burke, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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