Arthur Michael Burke, who has been city clerk of Utica since 1908, was born in this city on the 21st
of January, 1884, his parents being Michael J. and Joanna C. (Lee) Burke. The father, a native of Montreal, Canada,
was brought to the United States by his parents when a child, ever after making this country his home, while the
mother was born in Bennington, Vermont. To Mr. and Mrs. Burke were born thirteen children, the son Arthur Michael
being the sixth in order of birth.
Utica has always been the residence of Arthur Michael Burke, who acquired his education in the public and parochial
schools, being graduated from Assumption Academy with the class of 1899. He subsequently pursued a business course
in the School of Commerce of this city for one year and then took up stenography. During the first two years of
his business career he was employed as stenographer by D. D. Winston & Company, wholesale grocers In 1903 he
was appointed bookkeeper and stenographer to the City clerk, John A. Cantwell, continuing in that position until
1908, when he was appointed by the city council to the position of clerk, and reappointed to the same office at
the expiration of his term in 1910. During the period of his service Mr. Burke has shown himself to be most competent
and trustworthy in every way, discharging the responsibilities of his office in a most creditable manner.
On the 25th of April, 1910, Mr. Burke was united in marriage to Miss Ellen F. Jacquemin, a native of Utica, and
a daughter of John and Maria Jacquenñn, the father a retired contractor.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Burke are communicants of the Roman Catholic church, being members of the parish of St. Agnes.
He is also affiliated with the Knights of Columbus and the Arcanmu Club and holds membership in the Loyal Order
of the Moose and the Seneca Club. Even since attaining his majority Mr. Burke has given his political support to
the candidates of the democratic party. Although stifi a very young man, judging by the record he has made in his
present official capacity his future in public affairs would seem to be most promising.
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Oneida County, NY
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