Biography of W. P. Burke
Lake County, CA Biographies





BURKE, W. P. Was born in Gentry County, Missouri, July 29, 1850. In 1854 his parents crossed the plains to California. After spending about five years in the mines in Tuolumne County, they moved to Santa Cruz County, where three years were spent in farming. In the fall of 1862 they came to Lake County, rented land for two years, and then settled in Bachelor Valley, where the father still lives, being engaged in farming. In 1867 the subject of this sketch began farming on his own account in Bachelor Valley, where he resided until the fall of 1880, when he settled on his present place, consisting of one hundred and sixty acres, located about two and one half miles west from Lakeport, where he is engaged in company with D. V. Conner in wool growing. Mr. Burke is a strong believer in the doctrine of Seventh Day Adventists, especially in the observance of the seventh day of the week as the Sabbath. He thinks labor honorable and work ennobling. Was married March 7, 1867, to Miss Massena A. Reese, a native of Texas.

From:
History of Napa and Lake Counties, California
Slocum, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1881


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