Sunday, August 2, 1903
The advent of a
boy in the family of William Burke of No. 2302 Wash street has caused much
rejoicing in the household, for the youngster is the first male child out of
nine children to be born to Mr. and Mrs. Burke.
Eight girls have
been born in the family, two of whom are dead, and the six sisters living join
merrily in the jubilee now being held at the Burke home over the arrival of
proudest person in the Burke family is Father Burke, and so great is his
enthusiasm that he has made arrangements for a christening at St. Bridget's
Church to-morrow and already has selected the name -- William Burke, Jr.
The young "Mr.
Burke" first saw the light on July 21, and so much have his parents "made over
him" that his six sisters have become a bit jealous, yet they think too much of
"little brother" to comment on the undivided attention accorded him. At the same
time, however, each sister, whenever the opportunity is afforded, steals to the
little fellow's crib, caresses him and tells him how glad she is "that he came."
The sisters of
William, Jr., are Nellie, aged 19; Maggie, 16; Teresa, 9; Mamie, 7; Lillie, 5;
and Alice, 3 years.
Mrs. Burke, the
mother, is doing nicely. Her pride in her son is second only to that of her
the father, is an owner of teams, and does the teaming for the Jeremiah Murphy
Packing Company of this city. He is a brother of Patrolman Michael Burke of the
Fourth Police District.