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John Joseph Burke, II

  • Birth 5 Jul 1909 Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 12 May 1986 Camden, Camden County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Colonia, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Plot Block 22, Section A, Row K, Grave 72
  • Memorial ID 7662833

John Joseph Burke II (1909-1986) was the chief quartermaster for the Department of the Navy at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York City. (b. July 05, 1909; Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, 07307, USA - d. May 12, 1986, 12:20 pm; Cooper Hospital, Camden, Camden County, New Jersey, USA) Social Security Number 140246935.

Name:
He was born as "John Joseph Burke" but used the name "John Stephen Burke". He was buried as "John S. Burke".

Parents:
John was born to John Joseph Burke I (1868-1939) and Josephine Smith (1874-1962).

Birth:
He was born on July 5, 1909 in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey.

Half siblings:
His father was previously married to Nora M. Finn (1866-1898), and they had a child: Mary Margaret Burke (1890-1949) aka May Burke, who married Thomas Patrick Norton I (1891-1968) who was the Yardmaster at the Delaware Lackawana & Western (DL&W) Railroad in Hoboken. Tom would later marry Mary's half-sibling after her death.

Full siblings:
His siblings include: Bertha Marie Burke (1902-1971) who married Stephen H. Prasky (1897-1965); William Burke II (1904-1996) an oil worker at the Bayway Refinery in Elizabeth in New Jersey who married Eleanor Catherine Outwater (1912-1978); Josephine Veronica Burke (1907-1995) aka May Burke, who married Thomas Patrick Norton I (1891-1968) who was the Yardmaster at the Delaware Lackawana & Western (DL&W) Railroad in Hoboken; Margaret E. Burke (1913-c1971) who worked for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and married David Thomas Morgan (c1914-c1974) but had no children; and Owen John Burke (1915-1984) who was a World War II Veteran that never married.

Marriage:
On January 20, 1933 John Burke married Elizabeth Jones (1909-1958) at Saint Joseph's Roman Catholic Church on Baldwin Avenue in Jersey City, New Jersey and together they had two children.

Chief Quartermaster:
During the 1940s they lived at 364 Randolph Avenue in Jersey City and in the 1950s they moved to 610 Hubbard Avenue in Union, New Jersey. He worked as the Chief Quartermaster at the Department of the Navy in Brooklyn, New York as a civilian employee.

Death:
He died on May 12, 1986 at 12:20 pm at Cooper Hospital, Camden, Camden County, New Jersey. The cause of death was colon cancer. He was living at 1910 Morris Drive in Cherry Hill when he died.

Burial:
He was buried on May 15, 1986 at Saint Gertrude Cemetery in Colonia in Woodbridge Township, New Jersey. He is in block 22, section A, row K, grave 72.

Uncompleted task:
Call children and get more details of his life.

Relationship:
John Joseph Burke II (1909-1986) was the second cousin, once removed of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ).

Research:
Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on July 7, 2003. Updated on July 21, 2011 with information on his burial.

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