Army Badge
  • Name: Edmund Burke
  • Location of Birth: Fort William, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of Birth: March 21, 1893
  • Date of Death: April 14, 1971 (78 years old)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Edmund served with the United States Army in Europe during World War I.

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    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    Born in Canada, Mr. Burke came to the Grand Rapids, Minnesota area with his family in 1901. He attended Grand Rapids schools. He worked for the Itasca County Surveyor's Office in early years as well as the logging industry in this area and in the northwest.

    He was married to Pearl Persons at Grand Rapids, Minnesota in 1929 and the family spent a short period of time at Hibbing, Minnesota. Mr. Burke served as Chief of Police for Grand Rapids, Minnesota village for a number of years and was Itasca County Chief Deputy Sheriff for 13 years until retirement. He had worked on the ALCAN Highway in Alaska during the construction and was very active in area politics for many years.

    Mr. Burke was a member of the Itasca Lodge No. 208 A.F. and A.M., a charter member of the Ponti-Peterson Post of the V.F.W., a member of the McVeigh-Dunn Post of the American Legion and a life member of the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association.

    Surviving relatives include his wife, Pearl, a daughter, Mrs. James (Colleen) Nardone, a son, Michael; three sisters, Mrs. W. W. (Viola) Wardall, Mrs. H. E. Harvey (Beatrice), and Mrs. M. B. (Lorna) Hoey; and two grandchildren.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-A-13-1-5)

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