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Edward Raymond Burke

Birthplace: Running Water, Bon Homme, South Dakota, United States
Death: Died in Kensington, Montgomery, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Patrick Dorsey Burke and Mary Honora Burke
Husband of Henrietta "Nettie" M. Burke
Father of Beatrice Bean and Barbara Lind
Brother of Genevive Burke; George Francis Burke; Allen/Allan H. Burke; Edith Beatrice James and Roger Dorsey Burke

Occupation: Politician
Managed by: Patrick James Spain
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About Edward Raymond Burke

"Mr. Burke was born at Running Water, South Dakota, just across the Missouri River from Niobrara, Nebraska, November 28, 1880, a son of Patrick Dorsey and Mary Ann (Nolan) Burke. Patrick Dorsey Burke was born in County Limerick, Ireland, on the banks of the River Shannon, on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1849, and was fourteen years of age when he accompanied a party of friends to Ontario, Canada. Later he moved to Wisconsin, and at Norwalk, that state, in 1876, married Mary Ann Nolan, a native of Meriden, Connecticut, born in 1857, a daughter of Andrew and Honora Nolan, natives of the north of Ireland. Patrick Dorsey Burke was a railroad man throughout his life, and was engaged in construction work. Among the railroads which he assisted to build was the Canadian Pacific, in which work he was superintendent of construction from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, westward to the Pacific Ocean. His family accompanied him from place to place, and at the time of the birth of his son Edward he was employed by a railroad company as superintendent of a stone quarry. His last years were spent in the service of the Great Northern Railroad Company, and his death occurred at Great Falls, Montana, February 15, 1902. His faithful wife had died previously, June 30, 1900, at Sparta, Wisconsin. They were the parents of five children. The eldest, George F., is superintendent of pipeline construction at Tulsa, Oklahoma. Edward R. is the second in order of birth. Allan H. was engaged in construction work for the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company and was killed in an accident October 7, 1910, near Pittsburgh. Edith, the only daughter, is now Mrs. Sexton James, of Conrad, Montana, her husband being county engineer of Ponderea County, that state. The youngest child, Roger Dorsey, became a newspaper man, and was editor of the Sidney (Montana) Herald, when he met his death in an automobile accident October 7, 1924, just fourteen years to a day after the accidental death of his brother Allan H. He left a widow and two children."

The boyhood of Edward R. Burke, owing to his father's vocation, was largely passed in railroad construction camps, and for a time he led somewhat of a nomadic life, moving with the railroad from place to place. His early education was acquired in many schools both in the United States and Canada, and his first two years of high school work were done at Minneapolis, being completed at Sparta, Wisconsin, where he graduated in 1902. He next entered Beloit College, where he received the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1906, and for the two following years was principal of Chadron (Nebraska) Academy. In 1908 Mr. Burke entered Harvard Law School, from which he was graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Laws in 1911, and with this excellent and comprehensive equipment settled immediately at Omaha, where he has since built up a large and loyal following. He maintains offices at 800 First National Bank Building and upon his books appear the names of numerous large industries and prominent business men. He practices in all the courts and is thoroughly at home in every branch of his profession. Mr. Burke is a member of the Omaha Bar Association and was elected its president in September, 1926, the Nebraska State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. In July, 1924, the American Bar Association was invited to hold its annual meeting in London, England, to study the procedure of the English courts, and Mr. Burke was one of the five attorneys from Omaha who attended as a delegate. In 1926 he was elected a member of the Omaha School Board and at the meeting held January 3, 1927, was elected president of the board. A Democrat in politics, he has never been a seeker after political preferment or public office. He is on the Official Board of the First Congregational Church. Fraternally he is a Master Mason and a member of the B. P. O. Elks, and belongs also to the American Legion, the Happy Hollow Club and the Chamber of Commerce. His chief recreation is golf, and he has the [p.22] reputation of being something of a bridge expert. During the World war he enlisted and served a year and one-half in the balloon section of the United States Army Aviation Corps, attaining the rank of first lieutenant. For a time he was stationed at Fort Omaha, was later transferred to San Antonio, and finally wound up his service at Arcadia, California, where he was assisting in the establishment of a new aviation school when the armistice was signed. On December 28, 1911, at DeKalb, Illinois, Mr. Burke was united in marriage with Miss Henrietta Flinn, a member of an old American Revolutionary family, and to this union there have come two daughters: Beatrice, born November 4, 1912; and Barbara, born December 25, 1914." same citation as for his father."

Source Information Ancestry.com. Nebraska, The Land and the People, Vol. 3 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1998. Original data: Sheldon, Addison Erwin. Nebraska: The Land and the People. Vol. 3. Chicago, IL, USA: Lewis Publishing Co., 1931.

About Nebraska, The Land and the People, Vol. 3 This database is the final volume a three volume set covering the history of Nebraska. In addition to the events of the state, these volumes also contain the biographies of many of the state's most prominent men and women. This third volume completes the biographical section started in the first volume and continued in the second. These biographies are of many of the leading men and women who helped create and then lead this prarie state. Of particular use to the researcher are the brief histories and genealogies contained within each biography. Names of ancestors and descendants are included in many entries, making this an invaluable tool for the researcher whose ancestors lived in Nebraska.

BURKE, Edward Raymond, a Representative and a Senator from Nebraska; born at Running Water, Bon Homme County, S.Dak., November 28, 1880; moved with his parents to Sparta, Monroe County, Wis., in 1880; educated in the public schools of Sparta, Wis.; moved to Beloit, Rock County, in 1902; graduated from Beloit (Wis.) College in 1906; taught school in Chadron, Nebr. 1906-1908; graduated from the law department of Harvard University in 1911; admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Omaha, Nebr.; during the First World War enlisted and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Air Service 1917-1919; president of the board of education of Omaha 1927-1930; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935); did not seek renomination in 1934, having become a candidate for United States Senator; elected to the United States Senate in 1934 and served from January 3, 1935, to January 3, 1941; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1940; chairman, Committee on Claims (Seventy-sixth Congress); resumed the practice of law in Omaha, Nebr.; moved to Washington, D.C., in 1942 and served as president of Southern Coal Producers Association until 1947; Washington representative and general counsel for Hawaiian Statehood Commission until 1950; retired and resided in Kensington, Md., until his death there on November 4, 1968; interment in Fort Lincoln Mausoleum.

http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/NE/congregationalist.html Edward Raymond Burke (1880-1968) — also known as Edward R. Burke — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Runningwater, Bon Homme County, S.Dak., November 28, 1880. Son of Patrick Dorsey Burke and Mary (Nolan) Burke; married, December 28, 1911, to Henrietta Flinn. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 2nd District, 1933-35; U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1935-41. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association. Died in Kensington, Montgomery County, Md., November 4, 1968. Entombed in mausoleum at Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Md.

 BURKE, EDWARD RAYMOND: United States Senator; b Running Water, S D Nov 28, 1880; s of Patrick Dorsey Burke-Mary Nolan; ed Beloit Wis Coll, BA 1906; Harvard U, LLB 1911; m Henrietta Flinn Dec 28, 1911 DeKalb Ill; d Beatrice Barbara; 1911 adm to Neb Bar. 1911- prac law, Omaha; 1933-36 mbr from 2nd Neb dist in 73rd US Congress; 1935-41 US sen; 1927-31 pres Omaha bd of edn; 1926-27 pres Omaha Bar Assn; Neb St Bar Assn; Amer Bar Assn, mbr gen coun 1928-32; Congl Ch; Dem; off 1300 First National Bank Bldg; res 6129 Florence Blvd, Omaha.http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nedougla/html/douglas3.htm

Wisconsin State Censuses, 1895 and 1905 about Edward R Burke Name: Edward R Burke Census Date: 1 Jun 1905 Residence County: Rock Residence State: Wisconsin Locality: Beloit Ward 1 Marital Status: Single Gender: Male Estimated birth year: abt 1882 Race: White Relation: Roomer Line: 10 Roll: CSUSAWI1905_26 Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Harold W Morehouse 20 Franklyn B Snyder 20 Edward W Williams 24 Walter L Ferria 22 Charles H Ferria 19 Webes Holcomb 19 Lenord Bell J Herbert Johson 20 Arthur Parmele 20 Edward R Burke 23 Howard H Tabot 20 Ralph Runnels 29 Lewis A Meiklejohn 19 Rober S Denny 21 William C Schadel 18

1910 United States Federal Census about Edward R Burke Name: Edward R Burke Age in 1910: 29 Estimated birth year: 1881 Birthplace: South Dakota Relation to Head of House: Lodger Father's Birth Place: Ireland Mother's Birth Place: Connecticut Home in 1910: Cambridge Ward 10, Middlesex, Massachusetts Marital Status: Single Race: White Gender: Male Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Mary E Haworth 61 Dorathea Haworth 30 Christopher Haworth 28 Irene M Haworth 19 Edward R Burke 29

1920 United States Federal Census about Edward R Burke Name: Edward R Burke Home in 1920: Omaha Ward 1, Douglas, Nebraska Age: 39 Estimated birth year: abt 1881 Birthplace: South Dakota Relation to Head of House: Self (Head) [Head] Spouse's name: Nettie F Burke Father's Birth Place: Ireland Mother's Birth Place: Connecticut Marital Status: Married Race: White Sex: Male Home owned: Rent Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Edward R Burke 39 Nettie F Burke 41 Beatrice Burke 7 Barbara Burke 5

U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 about Edward R Burke Name: Edward R Burke Birth Date: 28 Nov 1880 Birth Place: Running Water, South Dakota Residence: Omaha, Nebraska Passport Issue Date: 9 Jun 1924 Father Name: Patrick Dorsey Burke Father's Birth Location: Limerick, Ireland Father's Residence: Deceased Passport Includes a Photo: Y Source: Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925 (M1490) Best and only info I have found on p.D's background - see original document

1930 United States Federal Census about Edward R Burke Name: Edward R Burke [Edward R Bucke] Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1881 Birthplace: South Dakota Race: White Home in 1930: Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska View Map Marital Status: Married Relation to Head of House: Head Spouse's Name: Nettie F Burke Father's Birthplace: Ireland Mother's Birthplace: Connecticut Occupation:


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1940 United States Federal Census about Edward R Burke Name: Edward R Burke Age: 59 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1881 Gender: Male Race: White Birthplace: South Dakota Marital Status: Married Relation to Head of House: Head Home in 1940: Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia View Map Street: Connecticut Ave Farm: No Inferred Residence in 1935: Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia Residence in 1935: Same Place Sheet Number: 61A Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Edward R Burke 59 Henrietta F Burke 60 Mathew Agres 35 Edward J Steels 24 Harry P Milsopp 45 Lloyd Allen Lebrton 40

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 about Edward Raymond Burke Name: Edward Raymond Burke Birth Date: 28 Nov 1880 Birth Place: Running Water, South Dakota Residence: Montgomery, Maryland Age:


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California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1893-1957 about Edward Burke Name: Edward Burke Arrival Date: 22 Dec 1949 Age: 69 Birth Date: abt 1880 Birthplace: Running Water, South Dakota, United States Gender: Male Ship Name: Lurline Port of Arrival: San Francisco, California Port of Departure: Honolulu, Hawaii Archive information (series:roll number): M1410:409

Social Security Death Index

about Edward Burke

Name: Edward Burke

SSN: 579-26-5581

Last Residence: 20795 Jessup, Howard, Maryland, United States of America

Born: 28 Nov 1880

Died: Nov 1968

State (Year) SSN issued: District of Columbia (Before 1951)

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Edward Raymond Burke's Timeline

November 28, 1880
Running Water, Bon Homme, South Dakota, United States
- 1906
Age 21
Beloit, Wisconsin, United States
- 1911
Age 27
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
December 28, 1911
Age 31
DeKalb, DeKalb, IL, USA
November 4, 1912
Age 31
Omaha, NE, USA
December 25, 1914
Age 34
Omaha, NE, USA
November 4, 1968
Age 87
Kensington, Montgomery, Maryland, United States
- 1902
Sparta, Wisconsin, United States