Benjamin Harrison Burkett
Last updated 19 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.
Born: 22 Sep 1889 in Beaver Crossing, Seward County, Nebraska, United States
Died: 22 Dec 1962 in Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States
Spouse/Partner: Wilma May Spear (1886 – 1967)
Married: 3 Oct 1911 in Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States
Child: Erma Arabell Higley (1907 – 1997)
Burial: at Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States
Cemetery: (Atwood Cemetery) at Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States
Residence: 1898 at Blakeman, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States
Occupation: (farmer) 1 Apr 1930
Residence: 1 Apr 1930 at Logan Township, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States
General Notes and Anecdotes
In 1930, brother-in-law Joseph (Bert) Spear and cousin Robert Spear (son of David Harrison Spear and Mary Shafer) were living with Benjamin and WIlma. [census-us-1930-ps-ks-rawlins-17-1a]
Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)
Birth Date: This database uses 22 Sep 1889. The 1930 U.S. Census gives an age of (41), which, when applied to the offical census date of 1 Apr 1930, gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1888 to 1 Apr 1889. [census-us-1930-ps-ks-rawlins-17-1a]
Given Name: This database uses Benjamin Harrison. His gravestone uses the spelling Benjiman. [marker-benjimin-wilma-burkett-1962-1967]
Benjamin was born to John S. and Margaret Kenny [Burkett]. Several other relatives are mentioned in his obituary. [obituary-benjamin-burkett-1962]
His father may have been born about 1840 in Pennsylvania, and his mother may have been born about 1844 in Missouri. They may have had another child, Catharine Burkett born about 1893, and living in Logan, Rawlins Count, Kansas in 1910. (from the 1910 U.S. Census)
Both parents also have memorials on Find A Grave, as does a sister, Frances.
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