Harold Robert Burks

Harold Robert Burks

Male 1901 - 1954  (52 years)

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  • Name Harold Robert Burks 
    Born 24 Aug 1901  Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Jun 1954  Ben Doris, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Floral Park Cemetery, Speedway City, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • U.S. Census Indianapolis, Marion, IN 1910: "Harold Burks, age 8 b. Abt. 1902 Indiana," with mother, Savilla Burks, and grandparents, Robert & Addie Burks.

      U.S. Census Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH 1920: Harold Burks, age 17 b. Abt. 1903 Indiana, apprentice-Blowes Company," in the household of his aunt Maggie L. (Thomas) & uncle James O. Schlapp.

      U.S. Census Indianapolis, Marion County, IN 1930: "Harold R. Burks, age 35 b. Abt. 1895 Indiana parents b. Indiana, driver-delivery truck, wife Beulah, age 31 b. Abt. 1899 Indiana parents b. Indiana, electrical worker-electrical apparatus factory."

      U.S. Census Indianapolis, Marion County, IN 1940: "Harold Burks age 40 b. Abt. 1900 Indiana, education: 5 yrs,, residence 1935: same place, maintenance man-lodge hall, wife Estella, age 39 b. Abt. 1901 Ohio, machine operator-glove factory."



    • Roy Richard Thomas, then age five or six, remembers cousin Harold in 1932-1933: Indianapolis, Marion, IN, single, lived with his mother, Savilla. In one vivid incident, Harold was shaving and using a well perfumed after shave lotion, preparatory for a night out.
    Person ID I13523  Complete
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2018 

    Father Ira Bert Burks,   b. 2 Aug 1880, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Savilla Thomas,   b. 2 Mar 1883, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1960, Marion County General Hospital, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 17 Jun 1899  Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920: "Saville Thomas, age 18, daughter of Robert Thomas and Ms. Davenport m. 17 Jun 1899 at Marion, IN Bert Burks, age 30, son of D. Burks and Ms. Graham." [Savilla b. 2 Mar 1883, was actually age 16 yr 3 mo 15 da.; Ira Burt Burks b. 2 Aug 1880, was actually 18 yr 10 mo 15 da]

      Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920: Bert Burks, age 32, m. 19 Jul 1900 Marion, IN Fannie Morgan, age 32 [Did Fannie die in childbirth?]

      Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941: Savilla Thomas & Ira B. Burks, 24 Oct 1900 Boone County.

      [It appears that Savilla (Saville) Thomas married Ira Burt (Bert) Burks first in 1899, when she was but age 16. Perhaps this marriage was annulled because of her age. Ira Burt (Bert) Burks may have then married Fannie Morgan, who died soon after. Then Savilla (Saville) Thomas married Ira Burt (Bert) Burks and the couple had one child, Harold. They must have divorced before 15 Apr 1910.]
    Family ID F5765  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Beulah Unknown,   b. Abt. 1899, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6150  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Estella M. Borton,   b. 31 Dec 1901, Chester, Clinton County, Ohio, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1967, Indianapolis, Marion County, Missouri, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2013 
    Family ID F18044443  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Erma L. Hartman 
    Married 22 Apr 1925  Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Indiana Marriages, 1800-1941: "Harold R. Burks & Erma L. Hartman, m. 22 Apr 1925 Marion County."
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2013 
    Family ID F18044442  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Aug 1901 - Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Apr 1925 - Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Floral Park Cemetery, Speedway City, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Harold Robert Burks (1901-1954), U.S. Marine Corps, 1919
    Harold Robert Burks (1901-1954), U.S. Marine Corps, 1919

    Snapshot in World War I photo album of Roy Elmer Thomas:

    "Enlisted 19 Apr 1918, discharged 25 Oct 1919, private," according to burial certificate

    Documents
    Robert Thomas (1901-1984) & Harold R. Burks (1901-1954), Birth announcements
    Robert Thomas (1901-1984) & Harold R. Burks (1901-1954), Birth announcements

    Indianapolis, IN "Journal," 25 Aug 1901, p. 6.

    Harold Robert Burks (1901-1954) Death certificate
    Harold Robert Burks (1901-1954) Death certificate
    Harold Robert Burks (1901-1954) Military burial certificate
    Harold Robert Burks (1901-1954) Military burial certificate

    Floral Park Cemetery, Speedway City, Marion County, IN