|Birth: ||Nov. 22, 1902|
|Death: ||Feb. 11, 1978|
Los Angeles County
Fred was one of seven children born to William Burkhart & Louise Rathsack. Shortly after he was born, the family left Chicago. According to census records, they were living in Wheeler County, Texas in 1910 and in Hemphill County, Texas in 1920. Later, the family moved to Monrovia, California where Fred worked as a garageman and service station operator at Duarte Road and Peck Road.
From about 1929 to 1935, Fred was in business in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, employed by the state as service mechanic, highway machinery and tractors. He married Ruby Metcalf in Butler, Oklahoma about 1926. Ruby died giving birth to their son, William, in 1935.
Soon after that, Fred returned to Monrovia & opened the First Avenue Service Station and Garage. Then he went to work for the city of Monrovia, first in the Street Department, transferring over to the police department in 1937.
He married Leslie "Ann" Thralls, of Pasadena, October 1, 1940 in Yuma, Arizona. They were married for 38 years and had two children, Judith & Donald.
Fred continued to work as a police officer, gaining his rank as sergeant on April 1, 1948. In 1959, he was hospitalized for a considerable period after falling off a ladder and fracturing a hip, causing him to accept retirement on September 16 of that year. According to his superiors at the police department, Fred was one of the most efficient officers on the force.
He died Feb 11, 1978 as a result of complications in connection with his having diabetes. He is buried in Live Oak Memorial Park in Monrovia.
William Carl Burkhart (1868 - 1961)
Louise Ann Rathsack Burkhart (1872 - 1961)
Ruby Metcalf Burkhart (1902 - 1935)
Leslie Ora Thralls Burkhart-Nolan (1917 - 2000)*
Frederick Carl Burkhart (1902 - 1978)
Irwin C Burkhart (1915 - 1991)*
Live Oak Memorial Park
Los Angeles County
Created by: Denise T
Record added: Dec 15, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 7012787
Fred was my Grandpa's brother. I knew him and his wife, Ann, when I was a child. Fred was very handsome even in his older years and had so many good stories about being a cop in Monrovia.|
Added: Jul. 2, 2013
Added: Oct. 6, 2012
Thank you for your service to your community. It meant alot to know we could sleep safely, knowing you were on the job. Rest In Peace.|
Added: Nov. 7, 2011
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