Benjamin Harrison Burkett


Born: 22 Sep 1889 in Beaver Crossing, Seward County, Nebraska, USA

Died: 22 Dec 1962 in Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA

Father: ?

Mother: ?

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: Wilma May Spear (1886 – 1967)

Married: 3 Oct 1911 in Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA


The 1930 U.S. Census indicates that Benjamin was 23 when he married Wilma, but is probably an error in the record. The age given for Wilma corresponds to the Oct 1911 date.

In 1930, brother-in-law Joseph (Bert) Spear and cousin Robert Spear (son of David Harrison Spear and Mary Shafer) were living with Benamin and WIlma. [1930 US Census]

Change Date

This data was last changed on 5 Apr 2009, and is stored in datafile B.

Primary and Secondary Sources

(see About Sources)

1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth, marriage, notes]
A Spear Family History
by Michael Engelmann; [applies to name, birth, death, marriage]
Private (Spear Birth and Death Dates Notebook)
Handwritten pages, many hands, many inks. Fragile binding and paper, but with numerous names and dates of birth or death. [applies to marriage]

Research Notes (source comments, unreliable information)

Is Benjamin the son of John S. Burkett (b. abt 1840, PA) and Margaret [Burkett] (b. abt 1844, MO), and the brother of Catharine Burkett (b. abt 1893), and living in Logan, Rawlins Count, Kansas in 1910? [1910 USCensus]