Biography of Thomas A. Burke
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Burke, Thomas A., was born in Albany December 15, 1839, and graduated from the Albany Academy. He was assistant reporter for the Associated Pfess three years, and then in company with A. C. Davis, the then attorney general of Kansas, he went to Kansas and resided for some time in the then young village of Wyandotte, Kansas. At the outbreak of the rebellion he was in St. Louis, Mo., and was connected with the press there for several years. He returned east and from 1865, until 1868, acted as special traveling agent for the National Insurance Co. of New York. In 1868 he settled in Medina. After a short period in the boot and shoe business, he bought stock in the Bignall Mfg. Co., of which he was president and manager thirteen years. In January, 1890, he resigned on account of ill health, and spent two and a half years traveling in Europe. On his return to Medina he opened a broker's office, to which he now devotes most of his time. Mr. Burke married Adelaide Freeman December 25, 1867, and they have five children, Thomas A. jr., Lillian F., Lena May, Maude H. and, Addle L.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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