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Beverly Burke Thomas
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Birth: Dec. 10, 1920
Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Jul. 17, 2009
San Andreas
Calaveras County
California, USA

Beverly Burke Thomas had been a Tuolumne County resident for 70 years when she passed away at a care facility in San Andreas.

After graduating from Fillmore High School in Fillmore, Ventura County, in 1938, she studied art at a Sacramento Junior College. She was a bookkeeper for 50 years, working for Knudsen Dairy and Thomas Body Shop.

Her memberships included: Native Daughters of the Golden West, Mother Lode Art Association and Tuolumne County Fair Board.

Beverly was the mother of Peter Oberwager, who passed away in 1994. Most of her siblings also preceded her in death. They were Doris Drummond, Patricia Jordan, Marion Beresford, Barbara Nadotti and William Burke.

Survivors included her husband, Lloyd Thomas, one son, one stepson, one stepdaughter, one sister, three grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Beverly's husband, Lloyd, followed her in death February 9, 2010.

Source: Daily Union Democrat newspaper
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Name: Beverly Burke
Birth Date: 10 Dec 1920
Gender: Female
Mother's Maiden Name: Miller
Birth County: Los Angeles

1930 United States Federal Census about Beverly Burke
Name: Beverly Burke
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1921
Birthplace: California
Race: White
Home in 1930: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: William C Burke
Father's Birthplace: Kansas
Mother's Name: Dora Burke
Mother's Birthplace: California
Household Members' Names & Ages
William C Burke 47
Dora Burke 46
Doris M Burke 21
Patricia Burke 20
Marian C Burke 17
Barbara Burke 15
William E Burke 13
Constance Burke 11
Beverly Burke 9

1940 United States Federal Census about Beverley Burke
Name: Beverley Burke
Temporarily Absent: Yes
Age: 19
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1921
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: California
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Home in 1940: Tuolumne, California
Street: Golf Course Drive
Inferred Residence in 1935: Rural, Tuolumne, California
Residence in 1935: Rural, Tuolumne, California
Household Members' Names & Ages
William Burke 57
Dora Burke 56
Marion Burke 27
William Burke 23
Constance Burke 21
Beverley Burke 19
Doris Drumond 31
Ronald Drumond 33

Doris was Beverley's sister who was married to Ronald Drumond.

In 1920, before Beverley was born, the family lived in Kern County, California, where her father was a pumper for an oil company.

1920 United States Federal Census about William Charles Burke
Name: W C Burke
Age: 37
Birth: August 21, 1882
Birthplace: Dodge City, Kansas
Home in 1920: Township 17, Kern, California
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Dora Burke
Father's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
Home Owned: Own
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Household Members: Name Age
W C Burke 37
Dora Burke 35
Doris Burke 12
Patricia Burke 9
Marian Burke 7
Barbara Burke 5
William C Burke 2 [2 9/12]
Constance Burke 1 [1 1/12]

Going back ten more years, the family was just starting to grow. William Charles was a farmer.

1910 United States Federal Census about Wm C Burke
Name: Wm C Burke [William Charles Burke]
Age in 1910: 27
Birth: August 21, 1882
Birthplace: Dodge City, Kansas
Home in 1910: Cahuenga, Los Angeles, California
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Dora Burke
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
Household Members: Name Age
Wm C Burke 27
Dora Burke 26
Doria Marie Burke 2
Patrica Burke 0

It is likely that the following people were William's parents and sibling.

1880 United States Federal Census about Alonzo Burke
Name: Alonzo Burke
Age: 29
Birth Year: abt 1851
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1880: Dodge, Ford, Kansas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Sarah Burke
Occupation: Carpenter
Household Members: Name Age
Alonzo Burke 29
Sarah Burke 22
Burke 1m

Source: Ancestry.com
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Charles Burke (1882 - 1961)
  Dora Miller Burke (1884 - 1951)
 
 Spouse:
  Lloyd Lee Thomas (1923 - 2010)*
 
 Children:
  David William Oberwager (1945 - 2015)*
 
 Siblings:
  Marion E Burke Beresford (1912 - 2002)*
  Barbara Burke Nadotti (1914 - 1972)*
  Beverly Burke Thomas (1920 - 2009)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Columbia Public Cemetery
Columbia
Tuolumne County
California, USA
 
Created by: P. L. Mohr
Record added: May 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70356527
Beverly <i>Burke</i> Thomas
Added by: P. L. Mohr
 
Beverly <i>Burke</i> Thomas
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This wonderful lady has both of her sons in heaven with her now. David William Oberwager, March 10, 1945 Nov. 8, 2015, is by her side forever. May this family rest in peace together.
- P. L. Mohr
 Added: Nov. 23, 2015

- David Oberwager
 Added: Sep. 20, 2012
 
 
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