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West Virginia Obituaries - 1901 - ROBERT PETER BURKE


ROBERT PETER BURKE OF ROANE CO., WVA. PASSED AWAY FEB. 16,1901. HE WAS BORN FEB.29,1827 IN FAUQUIER CO.,VIRGINIA. HE MARRIED THE FORMER SARAH FLORENCE AMOS(AMISS) FROM CULPEPPER CO. VIRGINIA, WHO PASSED AWAY IN 1869. HE IS SURVIVED BY SONS: LEWIS, JAMES AND WILLIAM. DAUGHTERS: LILLIE, LUCY, ROBERTA NAD ELIZABETH. AFTER SARAH'S UNTIMELY DEATH, MR. BURKE WENT BACK TO CULPEPPER CO,AND MARRIED SARAH'S YOUNGER SISTER, ELTON REBECCA,WHO BORE HIM TWO MORE CHILDREN: MARY,DIED AT AGE 6 AND LEMUEL. ROBERT PETER BURKE WAS ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE RUSH CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH, ROANE CO., W VA. MR BURKE WAS LAID TO REST AT THE BURKE CEMETERY,CHARLES FORK, ROANE CO., WVA.

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