Charles Allen Burk

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Charles Allen Burk

Birthplace: Kirtland, Ohio, United States
Death: February 26, 1888 (64)
Minersville, Beaver, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Minersville, Beaver, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Mathias Burk; John Mathias Burk; Abigail Burk and Abigail Burk
Husband of Lydia Burk and Lydia Burk
Father of Louisa Abigail Burk Lightner; John Sidney Burk; Charles Allen Burke; John Sidney Burk; Mary Ellen Thompson and 8 others
Brother of Abi Salina Price
Half brother of Kezia Burk; Phebe Jane Bingham and Keziah Burk

Managed by: Randy Stebbing
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About Charles Allen Burk

"...Burke, Charles Allen – (14th Ten) Born Sept. 2, 1823, at Kirtland, Ohio, to John M. and Abigail Fellows Burke. The family moved to Missouri after Abigail died in 1833. Charles joined the Church and moved to Nauvoo, Ill., where he helped construct the temple. During the exodus of the Saints from Nauvoo to Winter Quarters, he made coffins and assisted in the burial of those who did not survive the trek. He was among the advance party that reached the valley July 22, 1847. He returned to Winter Quarters that fall and brought his relatives west the following year. An only sister died on the plains of cholera. Back in the valley, he worked for a Crosby family of the Mississippi Saints in the Cottonwood area, where he met and married Lydia Tanner on Sept. 25, 1850. He and his wife went to San Bernardino, Calif., in 1851 and remained there until being called back in 1857 to defend against Johnston's army. He then settled in Parowan, Iron Co., where he worked as a carpenter. He helped make one of the first gristmills in the area, as well as household items and coffins. He died Feb. 26, 1888, in Minersville, Beaver Co., Utah, at age 64..."


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Charles Allen Burk's Timeline

September 2, 1823
Kirtland, Ohio, United States
June 16, 1851
Age 27
Mojave River, San Bernardino, CA, United States
July 11, 1853
Age 29
San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, United States
July 11, 1853
Age 29
San Bernardino, CA, United States
February 16, 1856
Age 32
San Bernardino, CA, United States
August 6, 1859
Age 35
October 4, 1861
Age 38
March 29, 1864
Age 40
Minersville, UT, United States
August 20, 1866
Age 42
Minersville, UT, United States
September 9, 1868
Age 45
Minersville, UT, United States