James Burke (1915 - 1978)

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James Burke
1915 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
James Burke was born on July 11, 1915. He died in September 1978 at 63 years old. We know that James Burke had been residing in Haw River, Alamance County, North Carolina 27258.


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James Burke passed away in September 1978 at 63 years of age. He was born on July 11, 1915. We are unaware of information about James's immediate family. We know that James Burke had been residing in Haw River, Alamance County, North Carolina 27258.
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1915 - 1978 World Events

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In 1915, in the year that James Burke was born, in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

In 1920, by the time he was just 5 years old, the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, passed both Houses of Congress and was sent to the States to ratify. In August, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Amendment and it became law eight days later. Mississippi ratified it in 1984.

In 1937, he was 22 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1942, James was 27 years old when on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

In 1978, in the year of James Burke's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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Other James Burkes

James William Burke
around 1903 - Jun 17, 1940
James William Burke
Died: Jul 1, 1916
James W. Burke
around 1898 - Jan 15, 1915
James Ulick Burke
Died: Apr 25, 1915
James Thomas Burke
around 1909 - May 13, 1940
James Stephen Burke
around 1897 - Oct 13, 1918
James Orr Burke
Died: May 24, 1944
James Michael Burke
around 1924 - Jul 12, 1944
James Leslie Burke
around 1914 - Aug 5, 1940
James Leo Burke
around 1897 - Aug 22, 1917
James Joseph Burke
around 1918 - Feb 25, 1942
James Joseph Burke
around 1895 - Oct 26, 1918
James J. Burke
Died: Sep 5, 1916
James Gerald Burke
around 1925 - Dec 15, 1940
James Edward Stanley Burke
around 1917 - Jul 19, 1941
James Edmund Burke
around 1912 - Aug 23, 1940

Other Burkes

Callie H Burke
Mar 26, 1912 - Apr 26, 1999
Eden, NC
Maggie Burke
Dec 27, 1886 - March 1977
Siler City, North Carolina
John A Burke
Apr 26, 1971 - Jul 5, 2002
Wade P Burke
Oct 2, 1956 - Jan 15, 2007
Thomas Burke
Sep 15, 1924 - Sep 28, 2001
Belmont, NC
Lonie Burke
Dec 24, 1890 - August 1964
North Carolina
Patrick Burke
Jul 29, 1958 - June 1977
William Burke
Aug 5, 1912 - December 1947
Annie B Burke
Jun 7, 1901 - Apr 14, 1996
Gastonia, NC
Fannie S Burke
Dec 8, 1916 - Aug 4, 2002
Chesapeake, VA
Charles E Burke
Jan 6, 1960 - Jun 12, 2002
Hattie Burke
Nov 26, 1888 - May 1977
Washington, District of Columbia
William H Burke
Jun 10, 1918 - Jan 26, 2001
Raleigh, NC
James E Burke
Dec 3, 1912 - Feb 23, 1991
James Burke
Nov 6, 1919 - May 1957
Esther Burke
Sep 6, 1902 - July 1986
Olin, North Carolina
Beverly F Burke
Jul 4, 1918 - Apr 10, 2003
Charlotte, NC
Charlie R Burke
Jan 8, 1923 - Dec 24, 2003
Asheboro, NC
Robert D Burke
Feb 12, 1921 - Aug 18, 1993
Greensboro, NC
Pauline Burke
Dec 15, 1898 - February 1968
Charlotte, North Carolina

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Jan 20, 1922 - Aug 26, 1998
Graham, NC
Arthur E Holt
Sep 20, 1909 - Mar 20, 1998
Graham, NC
Robert Minor
Dec 27, 1911 - June 1979
Graham, North Carolina
Jessie T Dean
Aug 23, 1906 - Jul 21, 2003
Mebane, NC
Ruth C Sumner
Aug 28, 1918 - Nov 14, 2001
Morehead City, NC
Odell F Moore
Mar 18, 1907 - Aug 30, 1992
Greensboro, NC
Eugene M Wood
Dec 3, 1916 - Dec 5, 1987
Burlington, NC
Doris Crutchfield
Dec 17, 1915 - May 1985
Haw River, North Carolina
Narvie Morrow
Jul 30, 1906 - April 1985
Graham, North Carolina
Magglene L Thompson
Dec 14, 1909 - Mar 25, 2008
Bracey, VA
Bertha M Reynolds
Jan 20, 1906 - Jan 9, 2011
Greensboro, NC
Royl Quakenbush
Aug 19, 1895 - July 1977
Graham, North Carolina
Delma R Albright
Mar 24, 1911 - Feb 10, 1989
Graham, NC
Margaret E Johnson
Jul 15, 1915 - Feb 13, 1989
Haw River, NC
Mozelle J Mcadams
Dec 4, 1915 - Jun 13, 2003
Mebane, NC
Elbert Holt
Aug 6, 1875 - August 1970
Graham, North Carolina
Dora N Foster
May 6, 1899 - June 1990
Walter Lookabill
Aug 30, 1914 - November 1975
South Boston, Virginia
Maude White
Oct 24, 1907 - November 1987
Burlington, North Carolina
Margie Rice
May 12, 1913 - September 1986
Graham, North Carolina
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