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PFC Edwin D. Burke
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Birth: Feb. 1, 1908
Pine Grove
Lewis County
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 25, 1944, Germany

Son of W. Dodge & Julia Minnie (Thurston) Burke.

Husband of Eleanor (Brown) Burke.

Mrs. Edwin Burke received a telegram from the War Department last Monday stating that her husband, Pvt. Edwin Burke, was missing in action. The message read: The Secretary of War desires me to express his deep regret that your husband, Pvt. Edwin D. Burke, has been reported missing in action since Nov. 25th, in Germany. If further details or other information are received you will be promptly notified. This is the first one of the several boys from Pine Grove, who are serving in different parts of the service that has been reported missing. He is the youngest son of the late Dodge and Julia Burke, and has always lived here. He married Miss Eleanor Brown, of Lyons Falls, a few years ago. Much sympathy is extended to her and his brothers and sister and hope he may still be safe somewhere over there. (The Journal and Republican, Lowville, NY, Thursday, December 21, 1944, p. 3, Col. 4, Pine Grove Items)


Killed In Action

Pvt. Edwin D. Burke listed as missing in action in Germany on November 25, was reported killed in action as of that date, in a telegram received from the war department on Thursday by his wife Mrs. Eleanor Brown Burke. He was the son of the late Julia Thurston and Dodge Washington Burke of Pine Grove. He was born on February 1, 1908 at Pine Grove where he was educated in the schools there. Pvt. Burke was married to Miss Eleanor Brown of Lyons Falls at Turin on May 3, 1941. When Pvt. Burke was drafted on July 6, 1942 he was employed by the Gould Paper Company, Lyons Falls, prior to that he was employed by John Bacon, Inc., where Mrs. Burke has been employed since her husband entered the service. In addition to his widow, a sister, Mrs. Clark (Ettena) Wormwood, Glenfield, two brothers, Walter L. Burke, Glenfield and Frank Burke, Poland, survives. Also several nieces and nephews. A prayer service was held at the home of his widow last Sunday with the Rev. Carlton Frazier officiating. A memorial service honoring Pvt. Burke will be held on Sunday, Dec. 31 at 2 p.m. in the Methodist Episcopal church in Pine Grove with Rev. Frazier conducting. (The Lowville Leader, Lowville, NY, Thursday, December 28, 1944, p, 5, Col. 4) 
 
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 Parents:
  Dodge Washington Burke (1861 - 1927)
  Julia M Thurston Burke (1865 - 1941)
 
 Sibling:
  Ettena Burke Wormwood (1889 - 1964)*
  Edwin D. Burke (1908 - 1944)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Link to parents provided by: David Hart
 
Burial:
Beaches Bridge Cemetery
Watson
Lewis County
New York, USA
 
Created by: mokennehan
Record added: Aug 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55737118
PFC Edwin D. Burke
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PFC Edwin D. Burke
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PFC Edwin D. Burke
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- Russ Pickett
 Added: Aug. 30, 2011

- mokennehan
 Added: Nov. 24, 2010
 
 
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