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Josephine Smith Burke
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Birth: Sep. 28, 1875
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 21, 1962
Jersey City
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA

Josephine Smith (1875-1962) Burke, was a housewife. (b. September 28, 1875; New York City, New York, USA - d. Friday, December 21, 1962; Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, 07307, USA)

Josephine Smith, Josephine Schmidt.

Josephine was the daughter of William Smith and Louise Ferry.

She was born on September 28, 1875 in New York City, New York.

She was the second wife of John Joseph Burke I (1868-1939).

Together they had the following children: Bertha Burke (1902-1971) who married Stephen H. Prasky (1897-1965); William Burke II (1905-1996) who married Eleanor Catherine Outwater (1912-1978); Josephine Veronica Burke (1907-1995) aka May Burke, who married Thomas Patrick Norton I (1891-1968); John Joseph Burke II (1909-1986) aka John Stephen Burke who married Elizabeth Jones (1909-1958); Margaret Burke (1913-c1971) who married David Thomas Morgan (c1914-c1974); and Owen Burke (1915-1984) who never married.

Children raised by aunt:
John and Josephine had trouble earning enough money to support all their children, so the girls were raised by his sister, Mary Ellen Burke. Josephine and John appear in the 1930 US Census living at 1032 Garfield Avenue in Jersey City and John was working in a florist shop.

Josephine was living at 83 Harmon Street in Jersey City when she died in 1962. She was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington.

Memories about Josephine Schmidt:
Mary Jane Burke (1941- ) said: "She was born in New York City and was raised by an uncle. Her husband, John Joseph Burke, was disinherited from his family. His sister, Mary Ellen Burke, got all the money when his parents died. The money given to Mary Ellen Burke that was supposed to go to John Joseph Burke was to be used for the education of his children. She had the children live with her, but she didn't get along with the boys and the boys left or were forced to leave. She said she hated them. Bertha Burke and Josephine Burke stayed with her. She may have been German and her name may have originally been 'Schmidt'. She walked over the Brooklyn Bridge the day it opened, she had to pay a penny to do it. All the children were baptized and confirmed at Saint Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Jersey City, New Jersey. The all went to school at St. Patrick's School across the street from the church. Josephine died at 83 Harmon Street at the home of her son, Owen Burke."

Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on March 16, 2004.

Family links: 
  John Joseph Burke (1870 - 1939)
  Bertha Marie Burke Prasky (1902 - 1971)*
  William Joseph Burke (1905 - 1996)*
  Josephine Veronica Burke Norton (1907 - 1995)*
  John Joseph Burke (1909 - 1986)*
  Margaret E. Burke Morgan (1913 - 1970)*
  Owen Joseph Burke (1915 - 1984)*
*Calculated relationship
Holy Cross Cemetery
North Arlington
Bergen County
New Jersey, USA
Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1...
Record added: Mar 16, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8515590
Josephine <i>Smith</i> Burke
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
Josephine <i>Smith</i> Burke
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
Josephine <i>Smith</i> Burke
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
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In remembrance of my 1st cousin Josephine Smith Burke
- Barbara Ferre Johnson
 Added: Jan. 15, 2014

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