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Michael F. "Mike" Burke
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Birth: Nov. 15, 1858
Andrew County
Missouri, USA
Death: Apr. 9, 1944
Saint Joseph
Buchanan County
Missouri, USA

Michael F. Burke was the son of John Burke and Catherine (Lysaught) Burke. He grew up in Andrew County, MO, near the town of Amazonia. Until at least 1880, he had been working on his father's farms, first on Nodaway Island, and later in Atchison County, MO, near Tarkio.

Sometime prior to 1900, he went to New York City, where he married Margaret A. Irwin. They eventually had three children, none of whom lived to adulthood.

His business partner in New York absconded with the company's money. Michael and Margaret came to St. Joseph, MO prior to 1920.

He worked with his brother-in-law, J.P. Smith, on a CGW bridge gang for a few years. In later years, he became a night watchman, but was shot and crippled while preventing an attempted holdup.

In spite of these continuing major tragedies, Mike was always in good humor, and a pleasure to be around. He died in St. Joseph on 9 Apr 1944, and was buried at Mt. Olivet on 11 Apr 1944. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Burke (1830 - 1919)
  Catherine Lysaght Burke (1832 - 1915)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret A. Irwin Burke (1873 - 1945)
 
 Children:
  John James Burke (1898 - 1900)*
  Marguerite Burke (1900 - 1908)*
 
 Siblings:
  Bridget Burke Doyle (1857 - 1947)*
  Michael F. Burke (1858 - 1944)
  Mary Jane Burke (1860 - 1957)*
  John Burke (1862 - 1951)*
  Thomas F Burke (1864 - 1932)*
  Johannah Burke (1867 - 1946)*
  Catherine Louise Burke Smith (1868 - 1956)*
  Ellen E Burke (1870 - 1885)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Saint Joseph
Buchanan County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section 16 Lot 88
 
Created by: James Quinn
Record added: Oct 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98341516
Michael F. Mike Burke
Added by: James Quinn
 
Michael F. Mike Burke
Added by: James Quinn
 
Michael F. Mike Burke
Added by: James Quinn
 
 
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