|Birth: ||Jun. 19, 1880|
|Death: ||Nov. 14, 1903, Philippines|
Elmer Leo Burk was killed in the Philippines Insurrection.
lmer Leo Burk was attacked on Lake Lanao by Moros. He died with Sgt. Stevens and Pvt. Frank Bowser.
Pvt. Guy Fernando Keithley was badly injured and made it back to the fort to send the alarm. He died the next day.
Members of the 28th Infantry Company H
The Cemetery has him listed as Edgar L. Burk which is incorrect, attempts are being made to correct this.
He was the eldest son of Daniel Madison and Anna Catherine Leiter Burk
His twin sister Ella Laura Burk* died 3 months after birth.
He had 2 brothers and 6 sisters
*Ella Laura Burk
Robert Clarence Burk
Ethel Phebe Burk Saunders
Mamie Anna Burk
Goldie Catherine Burk Wynn
Pearl Button Burk Patrick
***Edith Nina Burk Painter Goodloe
**His brother DM Burk served in the Navy during WWI, he is buried at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery. He was murdered in Donaphan, Missouri
May 8,1934 , Section I, Site 102
***He had written home, as the Company was due to ship home within a month, excited to see his baby sister who had been born a few months after he shipped out. My grandmother who was this sister remembers being at his funeral at Fort Leavenworth when she was about 5 years old, it made quite an impression on her.
Daniel Madison Burk (1853 - 1937)
Anna Catherine Leiter Burk (1858 - 1936)
Ella Laura Burk (1879 - 1879)*
Elmer Leo Burk (1880 - 1903)
Ethel Phebe Burke Saunders (1885 - 1976)*
D M Burk (1888 - 1934)*
Mamie Anna Burk (1889 - 1986)*
Goldie Catherine Burk Wynn (1891 - 1990)*
Pearl Button Burk Patrick (1896 - 1979)*
Edith Nina Burk Painter Goodloe (1899 - 1988)*
Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery
Plot: Section G, site 3248
Created by: Anne1950
Record added: Aug 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75426128