can I get some help finding info on David Henry Burke b 1914

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He was married to Karen Marina (Anderson). they had paternal twins, John And James. He died between 1972-80 in Lafayette, La. Any info would be extremely appreciated. Louisiana records are a mess. If I could find his parents, siblings, other children if possible, if any exists. I can try to keep going. TIA GOLDEELOX
in Genealogy Help by Michelle Burke G2G Crew (700 points)

1 Answer

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Let's start here:

David Burke was born on 5 Dec 1914.  He died in July 1974, and his last Social Security benefit was sent to Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana.  His Social Security card was issued in Texas before 1951.("United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 8 June 2016), David Burke, Jul 1974; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).)

FindAGrave gives his full name as David Henry Burke.  He was buried at Indian Bayou Methodist Church, Indian Bayou, Vermilion Parish, LA.(; Created by: Leslie Burke; Record added: May 15, 2012; Find A Grave Memorial# 90192870)

Online (unsourced) family trees show that he married twice: Eva istre (1915-2000) m. 12 Dec 1931 Lafayette Parish; and to Mary Katheryn Huckins (1899-?).  The 1940 US Census shows Mary K. Burke to be 22, 3 years younger than David. 

Could Karen Marina Anderson be his third wife?

by Vic Watt G2G6 Pilot (334k points)
edited by Vic Watt
I believe the first 2 parts to be correct because my mother said he passed after her and daddy were married. before I was born. And that is our family cemetery.  Not sure about the second part of the 3rd, he was married to my grandmother, Karen "Dutch" Marina (Anderson), she was born in 1923 d. 2006, 1 week after my father, John Holland Burke b. 1950 d. 2006. my father was a paternal twin. his brother was James. Thank you so much for the other info. Still have to find who his parents were before I can go on. This is very difficult, I have been looking all day.
I believe his father is William Grove Burke, as a product of his 2nd or 3rd marriage.
hmmm, possible, I guess.
David Henry was a product of William Grove Burkes 2nd or 3rd marriage?
How did you find this info? is there anything else? How do I keep going and be sure to record, I cant believe I am having such a hard time with such recent relatives in my area. I cant even imagine when I get to the migration parts, Jeez
Yes, I believe William Grove Burke married 3 times, and David is probably from the 2nd marriage.  On the 1930 Census, David was in Port Arthur, Texas, living with brother Lenox (sometimes shown as Leroy).  I followed Leroy back to William Grove Burke.

I'll do more later, but I have to go out now and referee a sailboat race, and the race doesn't start without me.
Awesome, thanks so very much! Have fun!

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