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William Charles Burke, Sr
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Birth: Aug. 21, 1882
Dodge City
Ford County
Kansas, USA
Death: Oct. 2, 1961
Tuolumne County
California, USA

Mother's Maiden Name: Moore She was from Indiana. Father: Alonzo Burke of Ohio

Occupation: Construction Engineer
Spouse: Ella
Cause of Death: Heart Attack

Children: Beverly Thomas Burke, Dora Miller, William Burke

William Charles Burke passed away in a Tuolumne County hospital following a lengthy illness.

Born in Dodge City, Kansas, he had resided in Tuolumne County for 26 years and in the state of California for 74 years. He was a retired contracting engineer for the United States Navy and was a member of the Churchill Masonic lodge of Fallon, Nevada. He was also a real estate sales person.

Funeral services were held at the St. James Episcopal church with the Reverend Richard J. Lintner officiating. Concluding rites were held at graveside in the Columbia City cemetery.


Wife, Ella of Columbia
Son, William Charles Burke, Jr. of Sonora
Daughter, Doris Drummond of Capistrano Beach
Daughter, Patricia Jordan of Sonora
Daughter, Marian Beresford of Columbia
Daughter, Barbara Nadotti of Columbia
Daughter, Beverly Oberwanger of Columbia
Daughter, Constance Stephenson of Stockton
Sister, Mrs. Glen Chamberlain of San Fernando
Sister, Mrs. George Wheat of Santa Ana
Sister, Mrs. David B. Roberts of El Centro
Ten Grandchildren
Four Great-grandchildren
Numerous nieces and nephews

Census Information:

Name: William Burke
Respondent: Yes
Age: 57
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Kansas
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Tuolumne County, California
Street: Golf Course Drive
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Rural, Tuolumne, California
Residence in 1935: Rural, Tuolumne, California
Occupation: Superintendent in Construction
Income: $2200.
Household Members: Name Age
William Burke 57
Dora Burke 56
Marion Burke 27
William Burke 23
Constance Burke 21
Beverley Burke 19
Dorris Drumond 31
Ronald Drumond 33

Name: William C Burke
Home in 1930: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
Age: 47
Birthplace: Kansas
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Dora Burke
Race: White
Occupation:Real Estate Sales
Education:Able to read and write English
Military Service:None
Rent/home value:$8500/Owns home/Owns a radio/Does not live on a farm.
Age at first marriage:24
Parents' birthplace: Dad in Virginia/Mom in Indiana
Household Members' Names & Ages:
William C Burke, Age 47
Dora Burke, Age 46
Doris M Burke, Age 21 (11 Apr 1908 26 Mar 1994)
Patricia Burke, Age 20 (13 Mar 1910 - 12 Apr 2008)
Marion C Burke, Age 17 (13 May 1912 - 14 Sep 2002)
Barbara Burke, Age 15 (19 Apr 1914 - 29 May 1972)
William C Burke, Age 13 (20 Mar 1917 - 3 Oct 2002)
Constance Burke, Age 11
Beverly Burke, Age 9 (10 Dec 1920 - July 17, 2009)

Dora was William's wife. The others are his six daughters and one son.

In 1920, William was a pumper for C.C.M.Oil Company. The family lived in Kern County, California.

In 1910, the family lived on Sunset Boulevard,Sherman Pct., Cahuenga, Los Angeles County, California, where William was a farmer on a general farm.

William was tall and slender with gray eyes and black hair.

One of William's sons-in-law was Stanley B. Oberwager, the husband of his daughter, Beverly. Stanley and Beverly had lived in Keene, New Hampshire in 1944 and at 4019 Balboa, San Francisco, California, in 1945. They were the parents of two of William and Ella's grandsons. By 1954, Stanley and Beverly had divorced.

Name: Bethian Stanley Oberwager
Birth Date: 15 Apr 1923
Birth Place: United States
Age: 02
Gender: Male
Residence Place: New York, Bronx
Relationship: Son
Color or Race: White
Household Members: Name Age
Henry Oberwager 33
Ewens Oberwager 28
David Oberwager 04
Bethian Oberwager 02

California, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1957
Name: Stanley Bethian Oberwager
Arrival Date: 24 Mar 1945
Age: 21
Birth Date: 15 Apr 1923
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: German
Ship Name: Augustin Daly
Port of Arrival: San Francisco, California
Port of Departure: Manus-Admiralty; Islands

Name: Bethian Stanley Oberwager
Social Security #:525286737
Sex: Male
Birth Date: 15 Apr 1923
Birthplace: New York
Death Date: 27 Jul 1962
Death Place: Los Angeles
Mother's Maiden Name: Krell
Family links: 
  Dora Miller Burke (1884 - 1951)*
  Marion E Burke Beresford (1912 - 2002)*
  Barbara Burke Nadotti (1914 - 1972)*
  Beverly Burke Thomas (1920 - 2009)*
*Calculated relationship
Columbia Public Cemetery
Tuolumne County
California, USA
Plot: Pg 5, Sec 289
Created by: P. L. Mohr
Record added: Jan 05, 2011
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William Charles Burke, Sr
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William Charles Burke, Sr
Added by: P. L. Mohr
William Charles Burke, Sr
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As your children join you one by one, your whole family will one day be together.
- P. L. Mohr
 Added: Apr. 16, 2011

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