John Burke (1900 - 1983)

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John Burke
1900 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
John Burke was born on January 18, 1900. He died in October 1983 at 83 years old. We know that John Burke had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60622.


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John Burke died in October 1983 at age 83. He was born on January 18, 1900. We have no information about John's family or relationships. We know that John Burke had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60622.
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In 1900, in the year that John Burke was born, the U.S. helped put down Boxer Rebellion. The Boxer Rebellion took place in China, where the presence of "outsiders" (foreigners) was resented. The United States, along with Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and Russia, had business interests in China and these countries all sent troops to put down the Rebellion and keep China open to their presence and to Christian missionaries.

In 1913, by the time he was just 13 years old, ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

In 1955, by the time he was 55 years old, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1969, he was 69 years old when on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

In 1983, in the year of John Burke's passing, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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around 1882 - Dec 10, 1916
John William Burke
around 1899 - Apr 23, 1918
John Warren Burke
around 1923 - Feb 11, 1942
John Thomas Burke
around 1917 - Sep 28, 1942
John Thomas Burke
around 1895 - Aug 8, 1918
John Thomas Burke
around 1882 - Sep 14, 1914
John Robert Burke
around 1921 - Jun 9, 1945
John Richard Powell Burke
Died: Oct 1, 1942
John Parnell Burke
around 1911 - Oct 25, 1943
John Norman Burke
around 1892 - Dec 30, 1916
John Martin Burke
Died: Aug 11, 1917
John Joseph Burke
around 1922 - Apr 6, 1944
John Joseph Burke
Died: Jun 27, 1942
John James Burke
around 1908 - Oct 11, 1943
John James Burke
Died: Apr 9, 1917
John Henry Burke
around 1903 - Jan 19, 1941

Other Burkes

Herman Burke
Jan 1, 1911 - November 1970
Hyman Burke
Jan 1, 1891 - April 1978
Chicago, Illinois
Leslie Burke
Jan 16, 1903 - March 1980
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Richard Burke
Jul 1, 1916 - January 1981
Chicago, Illinois
William Burke
Mar 21, 1897 - October 1980
Bellwood, Illinois
R W Burke
Oct 10, 1916 - Dec 16, 2000
Inglewood, CA
Vincent Burke
Jun 17, 1919 - May 1973
Irene M Burke
Oct 30, 1914 - Mar 28, 2003
Rochelle, IL
Rhea Burke
Jun 10, 1917 - November 1986
Falls Church, Virginia
William Burke
Jul 1, 1920 - August 1976
Camargo, Illinois
Carlton G Burke
Feb 5, 1923 - Dec 30, 2000
Danville, IL
Marvel Burke
Jun 11, 1901 - April 1969
Jane Burke
Jan 18, 1921 - Sep 5, 1997
Oakland, CA
Frank Burke
Jul 4, 1888 - July 1974
Des Plaines, Illinois
Anna E Burke
Jul 27, 1922 - Apr 24, 2010
Bridgeview, IL
Ulysses Burke
Mar 8, 1921 - Apr 9, 2011
Chicago, IL
Mary Burke
Mar 19, 1916 - November 1972
North Royalton, Ohio
Edward J Burke
Jun 19, 1920 - Dec 1, 1987
Chicago, IL
Clarence Burke
Dec 31, 1895 - July 1979
Chicago, Illinois
Elna Burke
Feb 15, 1906 - July 1982
Des Plaines, Illinois

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
Charles G Gilman
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Frederick Zerega
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Anna Charlton
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Grace M Cuber
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Iowa City, IA
Harold Stengel
Feb 14, 1913 - March 1979
Kearney, Nebraska
C Meenagh
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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Feb 12, 1889 - March 1981
Saint Charles, Illinois
Marguerite Robinson
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Gwynn Oak, Maryland
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