|Birth: ||Mar. 18, 1871|
|Death: ||Apr. 26, 1940|
Rev Dowen Sibley Burke - Son of Rev James Dowen Burke and Emma Louise Smith.
Brother of Edmund D, Rev Stonewall "Lacy", Arthur Lee, Ewell Buckner and Bascom Burke.
Dowen married, 15 Aug 1889 in Panola Co., TX, Cora Louise Page, believed to be a daughter of George W Page and Martha A Liles.
Father of Eva and James Clyde Burke.
Grandson of Joseph Reyburn Burke & Juliette E Gertrude Robinson and Gervas Storrs Smith & Mary Booth Sibley.
BURKE, Rev. D. S. of Thorndale & Jacksonville. Age 68. Died 4/26/1940 (Friday) at a hospital in Jacksonville after a short illness. Services held in First Methodist Church in Jacksonville (Saturday). Burial in the city cemetery with Masonic order in charge.
He had made his home in Jacksonville since he was superannuated 3 years ago. Rev. Burke had held pastorates at many churches among the Texas districts of the Methodist Church. He was pastor of the Thorndale charge, something like a quarter of a century ago. He had visited Thorndale frequently in his daughter's (Mrs. T.F. Locklin) home and seemed still a part of this community. He was beloved of all who knew him for his kindliness, his cheerfulness, his passionate earnestness in helping others, his great joy in friendships.
SURVIVORS: Wife; son, Clyde Burke of Jacksonville; daughter, Mrs. T.F. Locklin of Thorndale and 7 grandchildren. A niece, Mrs. Mary A Duncan of the Duncan community also survives. Mrs. Locklin and husband went to Jacksonville early last week to see her father, but injuries from an accident prevented her from attending the funeral. James Lee Locklin and sister, Edna Earle Locklin, went to Jacksonville, Friday, to be there for the funeral Saturday morning at 10:00.
~♥~ Paternal Great Grandfather ~♥~
James Dowen Burke (1847 - 1917)
Emma Louise Smith Burke (1843 - 1919)
Cora Louise Page Burke (1872 - 1954)*
Eva Burke Locklin (1891 - 1970)*
James Clyde Burke (1894 - 1969)*
REV. DOWEN S.
1871 ~ 1940
UNITED METHODIST CLERGY
Note: Double marker with wife, Cora Louise Page Burke.
Jacksonville City Cemetery
Created by: Sarah Locklin Taylor
Record added: Aug 08, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20848173