Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
James Burke

   James Russell Bourke, 50, died at the Saginaw General Hospital, on Saturday, January 26, after a short illness. Funeral services were held on Monday at 10 a.m., from the Sacred Heart church in Gladwin. Burial took place in the Highland cemetery. Rev. Fr. Eugene Forbes, nephew of Mr. Bourke, of Ottawa University, Rev. Fr. Albert Baumann, and Rev. Fr. K. E. McGinn officiated. The Rev. Fr. Norbert Forbes, another nephew, acted as Master of Ceremonies.

   Mr. Bourke was born in Gladwin township, on April 22, 1895, and has lived in the county nearly all of his life. HE was a veteran of World War I, and at the time of his death was employed by the Michigan State Highway Department. On August 3, 1920, he was married to Miss Marie Kane, in Gladwin. The first ten years of their married life were spent in Saginaw, after which they returned to Gladwin county.

   Surviving are his wife; four sisters, Mrs. Joseph Sullivan, and Mrs. Eugene Forbes, of Saginaw, Mrs. Guy Seymour, of Ypsilanti, and Mrs. John Patterson, of Sebewaing; and one brother, Justin Bourke, of Miami, Florida.

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Highland Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
SFC 23 Sanitary SQ MD WWI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
P:1 C:5
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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