John Edward Burke

Male 1927 - 1949  (22 years)


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  • Name John Edward Burke 
    Born 28 Apr 1927  Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Oct 1949  Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 22 Oct 1949  Forest Park Cemetery East - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5126  Cody LeBlanc's Family Tree
    Last Modified 20 Dec 2018 

    Family Gladys Elaine Houston,   b. 16 Feb 1931, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 2001, Phelan, San Bernardino County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 18 Sep 1948  Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F2091  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Welder Dies After Clothes Catch on Fire
    Welder Dies After Clothes Catch on Fire
    Published in The Shreveport Times on October 21, 1949
    Obituary of John Edward Burke
    Obituary of John Edward Burke
    Published in The Shreveport Times on October 22, 1949

  • Notes 
    • Obituary:

      Final Rites For Welder Here Today

      Funeral services for John E. Burke, 22-year-old Shreveport welder who died Thursday night of burns received earlier in the day, will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Rose-Neath chapel.

      The Rev. P.C. Pennell, pastor of Ingleside Baptist church, will officiate. Interment will be in Forest Park cemetery.

      Herschel Bickham, 33, another welder who risked his life in an attempt to save his fellow worker, was recuperating from second degree burns at the Schumpert sanitarium yesterday.

      The fatal accident occurred when Burke's clothing caught fire as he worked at the bottom of a 15-foot sand hole at the Superior Iron Works fabricating plant on the Old Mooringsport road about 9 a.m. Thursday.

      The death of Burke, who with his wife lived at the Bickham residence, 322 LaSalle street, came as a great shock to Bickham. The two men had been lifelong friends, having attended the Louisiana Avenue grammar school together and later were students at Fair Park high school.

      Burke is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gladys Elaine Burke, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Burke of Shreveport.

      Pallbearers will be Palmer Attaway, James Lincoln, Charles Lincoln, Ed King, Clayton Scott and Wayne Hermes.

      (Published in The Shreveport Times on October 22, 1949)