Lawrence Burke

12 December 1905–about 1907 (Age 1)
Minooka, Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Lawrence

When Lawrence Burke was born on 12 December 1905, in Minooka, Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Thomas Burke, was 30 and his mother, Hannah J. Laffey, was 25. He died about 1907, in his hometown, at the age of 2.

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Thomas Burke
Hannah J. Laffey
Thomas Ellsworth Joseph Burke
Lawrence Burke
Larry Francis Xavier Burke
Patrick Joseph Burke
Walter William Burke
Marion Bernadette Burke
Raymond Burke

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World Events (3)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 1

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.
1906 · The FDA is Created

Age 1

The Food and Drug Administration is a U.S. agency that is responsible for protecting and promoting health to the public. By overseeing the control and supervision of all food and drug products sold throughout the United States and some Foreign countries.

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 (2)

  • Lawrence Burke, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Lawrence Burke - Individual or family possessions: death: about 1907; Minooka, Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States

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