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Thomas Burke

Male 1856 - 1941


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  • Name  Thomas Burke 
    Nickname  Tommy 
    Born  20 Feb 1856  March Township, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  Roman Catholic 
    Address  1884  South March, March township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Con 4, Lot 8: Burk, Thos., f.s. [farmer's son], S. March; Burk, Patrick, S. March 
    Died  4 Sep 1941  Fitzroy Harbour, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Received last rites from Rev. E.F. Bambrick, p.p. St. Michael's, Fitzroy Harbour [2]
    Burial Witnesses  6 Sep 1941 
    Dan O'Neill, Dom. [Dominic] Stanton, Ant. Scissons, Jos. Scissons "and many others" 
    Buried  6 Sep 1941  St. Isidore, South March, March township, Carleton Co. Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Association  Margaret Hilda Lahey (Relationship: Godfather/goddaughter) 
    Association  Hannah O'Malley (Relationship: Burial witness) 
    Notes 
    • Dad remembers Thomas Burke from when he was said to be "dotey" (i.e., in his dotage); he would have been into his 80s at this time. He recounts a story (which he might have got from Mildred Stanton?) of Tommy Burke arguing with another farmer about the sale of something, just outside of St. Isidore's on their way into Mass. Apparently the two men kept bargaining as they walked into the church, and then Tommy dipped his fingers into the holy water and said, even as he was crossing himself, "Fifty dollars is my final offer, and not a goddamn cent more."
    Person ID  I680  Moran
    Last Modified  14 Mar 2012 

    Father  Patrick Burke,   b. About 1822, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1897, South March, March township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Bridget Gallagher,   b. About 1827, Co. Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1890 
    Married  16 Jan 1844  Notre Dame Bytown Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F247  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Ann Lahey,   b. 5 Jul 1862, South March, March township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1940, Almonte, Lanark Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  13 Oct 1891  St. Isidore, South March, March township, Carleton Co. Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Witnesses  James Burke and Bridget Killeen 
    Children 
     1. Mildred Estella Burke,   b. 27 Jul 1893,   d. 1994
     2. Mary Margaret Alvira Burke,   b. 2 September 1902, South March, March township, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2002
    Last Modified  14 Mar 2012 
    Family ID  F201  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S311] Counties of Carleton, Lanark, Prescott, Russell and Ottawa Directory, 1884 , (John Lovell & Son), p. 56.

    2. [S89] St. Isidore.