Princeton, Indiana newspaper dated Tuesday, December 21, 1948


Evans Burke, 98, Passes Away Here


Evans Burke, 98, died about 11 p.m. Monday at his home south of the city after an illness of some 10 days.


Mr. Burke was born in Kentucky on October 15, 1850, and had served as a transport boat engineer before his retirement.


He is survived by two sons, Otto of Ft. Branch and Morgan Ernest of Marietta, Mo; a daughter, Fay Lay of Vincennes; 28 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.


Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Wright and Kendall Funeral home with the Rev. Temas Taylor of Ft. Branch officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Hill cemetery near Ft. Branch.


Mr. Burke is at the Wright and Kendall Funeral home where friends may call.




Evans M Burke


Gibson County Health Department, Book H 45  Page 252


Name: Evans M Burke


Age: 98 y, 2 m, 5 d


Birth: October 15, 1850   (actual entry handwriting)


Birth Place:  KY


Death: December 20, 1948


Ocupation: Engineer


Marital Status: Widower


Father: William Burke


Born: _________


Mother:  _______


Born:  _____


Place of Death: County Infirmary Poor Farm (lived here 2 years)


Cause of death: Myocardial Degeneration   Senile Changes


Burial:  Walnut Hill, December 22, 1948


Informant:  Otto Burke, Ft. Branch


Funeral Arrangements:  Wright & Kendall