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David Burke and Elizabeth Pogue

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1 David Burke Abt. 1824 - 1891
. + Elizabeth Pogue  abt. 1823 - 1884 
.... 2 Benjamin Burk 1847 - 1882
........ +Marie Puley 1845 - 1938
........... 3 Robert Henry Burke Abt. 1871 - 1936
............... +Harriet Mary Jane “Jennie” Leonard Abt. 1877 -
................... 4 Benjamin Leonard Ivan Burke 1908 - 1973
................... 4 Daughter Burke 1910 - 1910
........... 3 David Philip Burke 1873 - 1952
............... +Margaret Irene Cole 1878 - 1960
................... 4 Francis Burke 1899 - 1976
................... 4 Viola Burke 1903 -
................... 4 Robert Roy Burke 1905 - 1978
....................... +Irene Lemieux 1912 - 1988
................... 4 Grace Marie Burke 1909 - 1999
....................... +Alva Sherwin Bray 1907 - 1973
................... 4 Louise Burke 1920 -
................... 4 Doris Burke 1925 - 1993
....................... +Patrick Brock
........... 3 Margaret Elizabeth Ann Maria Burke 1875 -
............... +George Edward Breault 1877 -
................... 4 Marion Grace Breault 1903 -
................... 4 Francis Alton Breault 1905 - 1971
................... 4 Edward Clark Breault 1907 -
................... 4 Florence Ellenore Breault 1908 - 1987
....................... +John R. Burke 1904 - 1959
................... 4 Charles Alfred Breault 1916 - 1993
................... 4 George E. Breault 1918 - 1980
........... 3 Mary Grace Burke 1876 - 1970
............... +Erwin Eyers 1876 -
.... 2 Robert Burke 1849 - 1933 
........ +Hannah Archer 1857 - 1931
.... 2 H Burke 1852 -
.... 2 Violet Burke 1854 - 1854
.... 2 Elizabeth Jane Burke 1856 -
........ +Joseph Wood Watson 1844 -
........... 3 Llewelyn Watson 1884 -
.... 2 Margaret Burke 1858 - 1933
........ +William Cameron 1853 -
.... 2 Cordelia Ann Burke 1861 -1938
........ +William Kennedy 1856 -
........... 3 Elizabeth Sophia Kennedy 1881 - 1971
........... 3 Mary Ann Kennedy 1884 -
........... 3 Margaret Jane Kennedy 1887 -
........... 3 Violet May Kennedy 1890 - 1954
........... 3 Eveline Kennedy 1892 - 1979
........... 3 Joseph Russell Kennedy 1895 - 1976
.... 2 Joseph S. Burke 1864 - 1925
........ +Ann Ramsay 1867 - 1948





Benjamin Burke and his wife Jane immigrated from Co. Monaghan, Ireland about 1815. They had 5 children that I am aware of. David, William, Bridget, Richard and Esther Burke.

David Burk(e) was born about 1824 in Ireland, and died on October 3, 1891; he was 67 years of age. Elizabeth was born about 1823, in Ireland, she died February 11, 1884. David Burk(e) married Elizabeth Pogue about 1846. Elizabeth was the daughter of John and Mary Pogue. Elizabeth Pogue was christened on September 7, 1923.

David and Elizabeth raised eight children.
1. Benjamin Burk, born October 15, 1845 in Georgina Township. He died August 3, 1882 at Red Rock, Ontario; cause of death: epilepsy and a lesion of the aeorta, Age 35, Informant was Henry Puley. Benjamin married Marie Puley in September of 1870. She resided in Fenelon Falls. Marie is the daughter of Philip and Christena Puley; she was born about 1845 in Canada. Maria married Francis White on April 28 1886 in Bobcaygeon. She died on October 3 1938 in Midland, Ontario. Buried October 4 1938 in Fenelon Falls.
Benjamin and Marie had four children:
A. Robert Henry Burk born about 1873 in Haliburton. Robert married Jennie Leonard on January 2, 1907 in Midland. Jennie was born about 1877 at Wyebridge. When married, Robert listed his occupation as a Steam fitter living in North Tonawanda, NY. Benjamin and Marie had three children: 1) Benjamin Leonard Ivan Burke born August 7 1908 in Midland, died June 6 1973 in Barrie, Ontario. 2) a daughter born February 10, 1910 died February 10, 1910 in Midland
B. David Philip Burke born October 27, 1873 in Minden, Haliburton County. He married Margaret Irena Cole “Rena” on July 18, 1899 in Barrie, Ontario. Rena was born March 4, 1878 in Simcoe and died about 1960; she was the daughter of Rebecca Lenard and Frank Cole. At the time of his marriage David’s occupation was that of a painter both partners living in Midland.
David and Rena had at least five children: 1) Francis Burke Source 1: Marriage Records; Source 2: Alice Burke; born April 29, 1899 in Toronto; 2) Viola Burke born June 20 1903 in Simcoe. Viola married Elwood Newburn; 3) Robert Roy Burke, born November 15 1905 in Simcoe County, died 1978 in Midland, Simcoe County. Robert married Irene Lemieux who was born abt. 1912; 4) Grace Marie Burke, born March 10 1909, died about 1999 in Toronto, Ontario. Grace married first, Darryl Heasley and second, Alva Bray on December 31, 1932 in Midland, Simcoe County. Alva Bray was born about 1907 and died about 1973; and 5) Doris Burke who was born February 12, 1925 in Midland, Simcoe County, she died October 1993 in Midland. Doris married Patrick Brock.
C. Margaret Elizabeth Ann Maria Burke born July 16 1875 in Minden. She died in Detroit City, Michigan. Margaret Elizabeth married George Edward Breault on September 30, 1901 in Detroit, Michigan. George was born on March 24 1877 in Detroit and died in Detroit. Margaret and George had six children: 1) Marion Grace Breault was born about 1903. 2) Francis Alton Breault was born on April 15 1925 in Wayne Co., Michigan, he died October 28, 1971 in Tarpon Springs Florida. 3) Edward Clark Breault was born in 1907 in Wayne Co., Michigan. 4) Florence Ellenore “Lenore” Breault was born December 11, 1908 in Detroit, Michigan, she died April 19, 1987 in Lincoln Park, Michigan. Florence married John R. Burke. John was born June 1 1904 in Detroit, Michigan. He died August 18 1959 in Detroit. 5) Charles Alfred Breault was born on June 29 1916 in Wayne Co., Michigan, he died October 5, 1993 in Southfield, Michigan. 6) George E. Breault was born February 25 1918 in Michigan, he died October 10, 1980 in Dearborn, Michigan.
D. Mary Grace Burke born September 23 1876 in Lindsay, she died April 10 1970. Mary Grace married Irwin Eyers on December 21 1898 in Verulam Twp.
Mary Grace and Irwin Eyers had four children: 1) Melvin Walter Eyers born January 4 1899 in Gainsborough, Saskatchewan, he died January 5 1981 in Seattle Washington. 2) Queenie Margaret Eyers born December 1901. 3) Charles Hadden Eyers born November 13 1903 in Saskatchewan, he died March 11, 2001 in Seattle Washington. 4) Orval R. Eyers born June 18 1910 in Saskatchewan, he died December 16 1942 in Seattle Washington.

2. Robert Burke: Click here to continue to follow the line of Robert Burk.

3. H. Burke, born 1852.

4. Violet Burke, born 1854. Violet died in 1854 and is buried in the Little Britain Christian Cemetery.

5. Elizabeth Jane Burke who was born in November 5, 1855 in Ontario (County). Jane married Joseph Wood Watson on June 24, 1872 at Minden Township, Haliburton County. Joseph was born November 25, 1844 in England, the son of Joseph and Sophia Watson. Elizabeth was living in Minden and Joseph was living in Haliburton at the time of the marriage. Joseph indicates his profession as a merchant. They had one son, Llewelyn Watson born June 11, 1884.Source: Marriage Record

6. Margaret Burke was born July 1, 1858. She married William Cameron. Click here to continue to follow the line of Margaret Burke.

7. Joseph Burke was born March 15, 1864. He married Ann Ramsay. Ann on April 9, 1885, daughter of Ann Watts and William Ramsay. She was born April 2, 1867 in Lindsay, Mariposa Twp. Victoria County and she died in 1948. Joseph and Ann moved to Saskatchewan. Source 1: Temiskaming Speaker; Source: 2: Marriage Records; Source 3: Alice Burke. Click here to continue to follow the line of Joseph Burke.

8. Cordelia Ann Burke, born July 4, 1865 in Fenelon Falls. She married William Kennedy on March 17, 1880 in Minden, Haliburton County. William was born May 15, 1856 in Emily Township, the son of Thomas Kennedy and Margaret Ann Pogue. At the time of their marriage William resided in Emily and Cordelia resided in Minden. A later newspaper article dated January 25, 1929 indicates that Cordelia resides in Western Canada. Cordelia and William had six children: Elizabeth Sophia Kennedy, born December 24, 1881, died November 11 1971 in Carnduff, Saskatchewan; Mary Ann Kennedy born May 6 1884 in Fenelon Falls; Margaret Jane Kennedy born April 5 1887 in Fenelon Falls; Violet May Kennedy, born December 7, 1890 in Fenelon Falls, died 1954 buried in Carnduff, Saskatchewan; Eveline Kennedy, born May 13, 1892 in Fenelon Falls, died 1979 buried in Regina Saskatchewan and Joseph Russell Kennedy, born September 5, 1895 in Fenelon Falls, died November 26 1976 in Carnduff Saskatchewan.

David and Elizabeth are both buried in the Ingoldsby Cemetery, Haliburton County. There are two stones for Elizabeth, the one she shares with David indicates she was 62 years at death, whereas the smaller one indicates she was 61 years old when she died.


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