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Pvt William Allen Burke
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Birth: Jul. 8, 1903
Upshur County
Texas, USA
Death: Oct. 1, 1984

Here lies William Allen Burke. Born in 1903 in Big Sandy, Upshur County Texas he probably never had the chance to know his father, Francis Marion. His life was a series of challenges which he handled better than many. When he was 10 his step father died and two years later he lost his mother Nora. William spent his high school years in the state orphanage in Corsicana, TX. Life was hard on a young man but he came from a family of pioneers and he did his best. In 1942 he joined the U.S. Army and during the war he was involved in many tough experiences which haunted him the rest of his life. His friends and family would say he was never the same after the war . William never married but always stayed close to his family who looked out for him whenever they could. We wish he was here today. 
 
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 Parents:
  Francis Marion Burke (1843 - 1905)
 
 Siblings:
  Francis Marion Burke (1898 - 1984)*
  Helen M. Burke Huffman (1900 - 1951)*
  William Allen Burke (1903 - 1984)
  Martha Zane McClary (1904 - 1995)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: US Army - WW II
 
Burial:
Houston National Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section I Site 888
 
Created by: Jan Baughman
Record added: Feb 13, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84944801
Pvt William Allen Burke
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Pvt William Allen Burke
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- Jan Baughman
 Added: Mar. 11, 2012
 
 
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