Benjamin Harrison Burkett

Last updated 19 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

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

Died: 22 Dec 1962 in Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1930-ps-ks-rawlins-17-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Logan Township, enumeration district 77-17, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 68A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Logan > District 0017" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 716 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340451]

Additional detail for reference: Line 25, dwelling 6

Comment: Source includes name (Ben Burkett).

marker-benjimin-wilma-burkett-1962-1967: Gravestone of Benjimin H. (1962) and Wilma M. (1967) Burkett; Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 5 May 2021), memorial IDs 106495995 (Benjimin) and 106496280 (Wilma), photograph uploaded 19 May 2015 to both memorials; citing “Atwood Fairview Cemetery (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA), unknown plot”

Comment: Source includes name (<spelling> H. Burkett). See research notes for spelling details.

obituary-benjamin-burkett-1962: Obituary for Benjamin Harrison Burkett (1962); “Benjamin Burkett Is Laid at Rest at Atwood,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 5 May 2021), image “United States of America > Nebraska > Benkelman > The Benkelman Post and News-Chronicle > 1963 > 01 > 10" page 4; citing “The Benkelman Post and News-Chronicle (Benkelman, Dundy County, Nebraska), 10 Jan 1963 (Thursday), page 4, column 3”

Comment: Source includes name (Benjamin Harrison Burkett).

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birth

census-us-1930-ps-ks-rawlins-17-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Logan Township, enumeration district 77-17, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 68A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Logan > District 0017" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 716 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340451]

Additional detail for reference: Line 25, dwelling 6

Comment: Source includes age (<conflict>) and location (Nebraska). See research notes for conflict details.

marker-benjimin-wilma-burkett-1962-1967: Gravestone of Benjimin H. (1962) and Wilma M. (1967) Burkett; Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 5 May 2021), memorial IDs 106495995 (Benjimin) and 106496280 (Wilma), photograph uploaded 19 May 2015 to both memorials; citing “Atwood Fairview Cemetery (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA), unknown plot”

Comment: Source includes year (1889).

obituary-benjamin-burkett-1962: Obituary for Benjamin Harrison Burkett (1962); “Benjamin Burkett Is Laid at Rest at Atwood,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 5 May 2021), image “United States of America > Nebraska > Benkelman > The Benkelman Post and News-Chronicle > 1963 > 01 > 10" page 4; citing “The Benkelman Post and News-Chronicle (Benkelman, Dundy County, Nebraska), 10 Jan 1963 (Thursday), page 4, column 3”

Comment: Source includes date (September 22, 1889) and location (Beaver Crossing, Nebr.).

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death

marker-benjimin-wilma-burkett-1962-1967: Gravestone of Benjimin H. (1962) and Wilma M. (1967) Burkett; Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 5 May 2021), memorial IDs 106495995 (Benjimin) and 106496280 (Wilma), photograph uploaded 19 May 2015 to both memorials; citing “Atwood Fairview Cemetery (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA), unknown plot”

Comment: Source includes year (1962).

obituary-benjamin-burkett-1962: Obituary for Benjamin Harrison Burkett (1962); “Benjamin Burkett Is Laid at Rest at Atwood,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 5 May 2021), image “United States of America > Nebraska > Benkelman > The Benkelman Post and News-Chronicle > 1963 > 01 > 10" page 4; citing “The Benkelman Post and News-Chronicle (Benkelman, Dundy County, Nebraska), 10 Jan 1963 (Thursday), page 4, column 3”

Comment: Source includes date (December 22, 1962) and indirect location (Rawlins County Hospital [the hospital is located in Atwood, Kansas; it was renamed to Rawlins County Health Center in 1997]).

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Family

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

Married: 3 Oct 1911 in Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

census-us-1930-ps-ks-rawlins-17-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Logan Township, enumeration district 77-17, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 68A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Logan > District 0017" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 716 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340451]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 25,26, dwelling 6

Comment: Source identifies Wilma Burkett as the wife of Ben Burkett.

obituary-benjamin-burkett-1962: Obituary for Benjamin Harrison Burkett (1962); “Benjamin Burkett Is Laid at Rest at Atwood,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 5 May 2021), image “United States of America > Nebraska > Benkelman > The Benkelman Post and News-Chronicle > 1963 > 01 > 10" page 4; citing “The Benkelman Post and News-Chronicle (Benkelman, Dundy County, Nebraska), 10 Jan 1963 (Thursday), page 4, column 3”

Comment: Source includes date (October 3, 1911) and location (Atwood [, Kansas]).

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Child: Erma Arabell Higley (1907 – 1997)

Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Burial: at Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Cemetery: (Atwood Cemetery) at Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

obituary-benjamin-burkett-1962: Obituary for Benjamin Harrison Burkett (1962); “Benjamin Burkett Is Laid at Rest at Atwood,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 5 May 2021), image “United States of America > Nebraska > Benkelman > The Benkelman Post and News-Chronicle > 1963 > 01 > 10" page 4; citing “The Benkelman Post and News-Chronicle (Benkelman, Dundy County, Nebraska), 10 Jan 1963 (Thursday), page 4, column 3”

Comment: Source includes indirect location (Atwood Cemetery [which is located in Atwood, Kansas]).

obituary-benjamin-burkett-1962: Obituary for Benjamin Harrison Burkett (1962); “Benjamin Burkett Is Laid at Rest at Atwood,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 5 May 2021), image “United States of America > Nebraska > Benkelman > The Benkelman Post and News-Chronicle > 1963 > 01 > 10" page 4; citing “The Benkelman Post and News-Chronicle (Benkelman, Dundy County, Nebraska), 10 Jan 1963 (Thursday), page 4, column 3”

Comment: Source includes cemetery (Atwood Cemetery) which is located in Atwood, Kansas.

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Attributes

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

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1940-ps-ca-losangeles-639-82b: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, enumeration district 60-639, sheet 82B; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 5 May 2021) > "California > Los Angeles > Los Angeles > 60-639" image 48; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 381 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 5456462 image 204]

Additional detail for reference: Line 64, house number 46

Comment: Source includes date (1 Apr 1940) and location (Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California).

obituary-benjamin-burkett-1962: Obituary for Benjamin Harrison Burkett (1962); “Benjamin Burkett Is Laid at Rest at Atwood,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 5 May 2021), image “United States of America > Nebraska > Benkelman > The Benkelman Post and News-Chronicle > 1963 > 01 > 10" page 4; citing “The Benkelman Post and News-Chronicle (Benkelman, Dundy County, Nebraska), 10 Jan 1963 (Thursday), page 4, column 3”

Comment: Source includes date ("1893" "five years later) and location (Blakeman [, Kansas]).

census-us-1930-ps-ks-rawlins-17-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Logan Township, enumeration district 77-17, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 68A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Logan > District 0017" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 716 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340451]

Additional detail for reference: Line 25, dwelling 6

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and occupation (Farmer).

census-us-1930-ps-ks-rawlins-17-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Logan Township, enumeration district 77-17, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 68A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Logan > District 0017" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 716 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340451]

Additional detail for reference: Line 25, dwelling 6

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1930) and location (Logan Township, County: Rawlins, State: Kansas).

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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]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

census-us-1930-ps-ks-rawlins-17-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Logan Township, enumeration district 77-17, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 68A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Logan > District 0017" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 716 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340451]

Additional detail for reference: Line 25, dwelling 6

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

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]

SPELLING

Given Name: This database uses Benjamin Harrison. His gravestone uses the spelling Benjiman. [marker-benjimin-wilma-burkett-1962-1967]

FOLLOWUP

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.

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1930-ps-ks-rawlins-17-1a: 1930 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Logan Township, enumeration district 77-17, sheet 1A (form/penned) or page 68A (stamped); 1930 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 18 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Logan > District 0017" image 1; citing “Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 716 (of 2667), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 2340451]

Additional detail for reference: Line 25, dwelling 6

marker-benjimin-wilma-burkett-1962-1967: Gravestone of Benjimin H. (1962) and Wilma M. (1967) Burkett; Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 5 May 2021), memorial IDs 106495995 (Benjimin) and 106496280 (Wilma), photograph uploaded 19 May 2015 to both memorials; citing “Atwood Fairview Cemetery (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, USA), unknown plot”

obituary-benjamin-burkett-1962: Obituary for Benjamin Harrison Burkett (1962); “Benjamin Burkett Is Laid at Rest at Atwood,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 5 May 2021), image “United States of America > Nebraska > Benkelman > The Benkelman Post and News-Chronicle > 1963 > 01 > 10" page 4; citing “The Benkelman Post and News-Chronicle (Benkelman, Dundy County, Nebraska), 10 Jan 1963 (Thursday), page 4, column 3”

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