John Burke Jr.
|About John Burke Jr.|
John Burke, Jr., was born about 1874 somewhere in Florida and died about 1887 in Calhoun Co., Florida. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 13 years old.
John Burke Jr.
1874 - 1887
|Census||6/12/1880 ||Abe Springs FL (Calhoun County) ||6 yrs old |
|Recorded as dwelling #7996: Zack Adams (house carpenter, age 32), Hester Adams (wife, age 35), John H. Davis (stepson, age 9), Jason Adams (son, age 1), Zack B. Adams (son, 3 months), Isaac Ethridge (boarder, age 20, hireling), Hennie Ethridge (boarder, age 28), John Burke (boarder, age 6), I. M. Ethridge (boarder, age 1). Isaac Ethridge was born in FL, his father in FL and his mother is not stated. Hinnie was born in FL, her father in ?? and mother in GA. The children were born in FL. |
|Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1880: Blountstown was declared the seat of Calhoun County in 1880. Prior to that, Abe Springs had been the county seat. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod. || |
|Census||6/1/1885 ||FL (Calhoun County) ||11 yrs old |
|Listed as dwelling #313 in the 1885 Florida Census: Issac Ethridge (age 26), Hinny (wife, age 38), John Burk (step son, age 10), Issac Ethridge (son, age 6), James Ethridge (age 4), Charly Rewen (age 3). Issac is a laborer. He was born in Florida, his father in North Carolina and his mother in Alabama. Hinney was born in Florida and both parents in GA. All of the children were born in FL. None of the children can read or write. |
|Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1885: The principle towns in Calhoun County were Blountstown, Marysville, Chipola, Selman, Ocheesee, and Abe Springs. In 1884 railroads in Florida were bought out by one company and placed under central management. River Junction, located at the junction of the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers, is the closest railroad and the primary hub of land transports. The photo on the right shows the iron bridge than spans the Chattahoochee River about a mile from the Depot at River Junction where wharves, storage, steamboats and hotels bussel with activity. Click the photo for a larger view. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod. |
|Graveyard/Tombstone||1/1/1887 ||FL (Calhoun County) ||13 yrs old |
| MT OLIVE CEMETERY - John BURK - (no dates)- Small Grave |
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||The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
||Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
||Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
||Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
||Edison invents the electric light bulb.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
||Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
||The National League of Baseball is founded
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