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Ada Jane Burk

Ada Jane Burk[1]

Female 1843 - Abt 1929  (86 years)

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  • Name Ada Jane Burk  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 14 Mar 1843  [2, 5
    Gender Female 
    Alt. Birth 14 Mar 1844  Bowmanville, Clarington, Durham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died Abt Mar 1929  [8
    Alt. Death 22 Mar 1929  Chatham, Kent, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    FamilySearch ID LHD9-Q8K 
    Person ID I2087  Main
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2017 

    Father Erastus J. Burk,   b. 29 Feb 1816, Darlington Township, Durham County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1897, Coloma, El Dorado County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Mathilda Turner,   b. Abt 1824, Tavistock, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1905, Mountain View, Santa Clara Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married Abt 1840  Darlington Township, Durham County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Possibly married in Leeds, ON abt 1842 [11]
    Family ID F111  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nathan H. Stevens,   b. 1 Sep 1841, Darlington Township, Durham County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1921, Chatham, Kent, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 23 Jan 1867  Bowmanville, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Children 
    +1. Rollin Howard Stevens, M.D.,   b. 7 Jan 1868, Bleheim, Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946  (Age 77 years)
     2. Henry Joseph Stevens,   b. 10 Aug 1869,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Frederick Burk Stevens,   b. 16 Apr 1871,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Joaquin Mokelunne Stevens,   b. 26 Nov 1873, Pilot Hill, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Lloyd Hall Stevens,   b. 10 Jul 1876, Blenheim, Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1895  (Age 18 years)
     6. Douglas Nathan Stevens,   b. 25 Nov 1878, Blenheim, Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. William Arnot Stevens,   b. 6 Aug 1880, Chatham, Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Grace Stevens,   b. 1 Feb 1886,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +9. Stanley Starr Stevens,   b. 15 Feb 1890, Chatham, Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1980, Chatham, Kent, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 19 May 2003 
    Family ID F873  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Jan 1867 - Bowmanville, Ontario Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Erastus Burk and Family
    Erastus Burk and Family
    (Judi Wallbridge McCrae collection) Notation on back: Fred Burk married Miss Freer, Bell Burk Foster, Julia Burk Gates, Mirrette Burk Campbell, Ada Burk Stevens, Grandma Burk (Mathilda Turner), Grandpa Burk. (from left to right but it doesn't say)
    Ada Burk Stephens
    Ada Burk Stephens
    Ada Jane Burk
    Ada Jane Burk

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S700] Barbara Douglas, Barbara Douglas, (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:674081&id=I33310154, bld40-99@home.com), http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:674081&id=I33310154 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S1240] History of Homeopathy, Sylvain Cazalet, (http://www.homeoint.org/history/bio/), http://www.homeoint.org/history/bio/s/stevensrh.htm (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S1291] Erastus Burk Family Photo, Judy Wallbridge McRae collection, (The notation on the back is: Fred Burk married Miss Freer, Bell Burk Foster, Julia Burk Gates Mirrette Burk Campbell, Ada Burk Stevens, Grandma Burk (Mathilda Turner), Grandpa Burk. (probably from left to right but it doesn't say.)), Notation on back: "Ada Burk Stevens" (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S1284] 1911 Canadian Census, Age 67, b. March 1844, Wife, English - Ontario, Kent West, Chatham, 61 Dover Street, page 7 (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S1241] 1861 Canadian Census, Year: 1861; Census Place: Harwich, Kent, Canada West; Roll: C-1039-1040; Page: 41 "Ada Burk, b. Canada West, age 17" (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S1701] FamilySearch Family Tree (http://www.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 18 Jul 2017), entry for Ada Jane Burk, person ID LHD9-Q8K. (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S1600] Ellen Smart, Ellen Smart, (ellensmart@mac.com), email to JSHJr (Reliability: 0).
      Proposed Change: Frances Burk (I747)
      Tree: Main
      Link: <http://www.jhowell.com//getperson.php?personID=I747&tree=1

      Description: Ada Jane Burk died in Feb or March of 1929 (as per my mother Mollie, Starr Stevens's daughter, who was born in April 1916 and who was 12 when Grandma Stevens died.) Ellen Smart ellensmart@mac.com

    9. [S860] Janice McEachran, Janice McEachran, 6 Nov 2003 (Reliability: 0).

    10. [S860] Janice McEachran, Janice McEachran, email 19 Nov 2004 (Reliability: 0).

      -----Original Message----- From: shawjan@sympatico.ca [mailto:shawjan@sympatico.ca] Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 11:59 AM To: jhowell@jhowell.com Subject: Re: Children of Fred J. Thatcher and Mabel Irene McKinlay

      John I have a marriage date of about 1842 for Erastus and Mathilda. They possibly were married in Leeds Ontario. but no proof as of yet.  Now there is also an Erasuts Burk son of Jessiah (Josiah)Jessie Burk who married Mary Brady.  Jessie and Mary  were married about 1839 probably in the Darlington area.  This Erastus is buried in the Bowmanville cemetery.  This Erastus was born betwwen 1849-1855 and died on the 24 August 1921 or 1927. Below is what was sent to me from Graham Stewart: I hope some of this info helps out. ERASWS AND MAGGIE BURK

      by Harry Douglas Stewart

      Hardly could I close this little account of our Burk forebears without some reference to a delightful old couple with whom, I think, all of "them kids of Harry" were familiar. Maggie Metcalf, who lived brightly for 88 years, was, I suspect, a daughter of another pioneer family whose farm was adjacent to the Burk holdings (see Tremain's Map with the spelling Medcalf). Erastus Burk was the older brother to our grandmother Sarah Burk. Maggie Metcalf (or Medcalf) was 13 years younger than Erastus but she was just about the same age as grandmother. Could it be that she was a close friend of Sarah Burk when Erastus began to take note of her?

      Erastus and Maggie inherited what came to be known as the east farm. On this farm there was an extended frame house on which there was a long verandah. During the War of 1812, this house was a resting place for the troops of the Upper Canada Militia that patrolled the shore of the lake as a vigilante lest an invasion by the Americans should be attempted. During the tenure of Maggie and Erastus, this house became the lounge and dining centre of a successful tourist operation that they managed with the renowned cuisine that was provided by their daughters Florence (Flo) and Mary Anne (Birdie). I have met people from disparate parts of Ontario who have spoken of wonderful vacations they had experienced frequently at the Lakeside Summer Resort.

      The James Burk homestead has been farmed by the descendants of James for 193 years now. Erastus, son of Jesse and grandson of James died in 1921, leaving no living son. His two daughters, Mrs. Blake Short earlier and Mrs. Garnet Symons later, occupied the farm until it was sold to the St. Maryts Cement Company in 1969. An agreement with this firm was drawn up to grant permission to the present occupant, Mr. Frank Symons, to remain on the farm with his family so long as he may live. Last fall I visited this west farm under the guidance of Mr. Leroy Short (a grandson of "Maggie and Ras") from which we looked off toward the old east farm where all of the old buildings have been razed.

      The tombstones of our forebears that could be found and were decipherable were carefully removed from the old farms by the St. Maryts Cement people to the Bowmanville-Newcastle Cemetery. Ontario Hydro has fenced a small burial plot on the Darlington Site and visitors to the site can obtain permission to visit these few historic graves if they wish to see them. John Burk, his wife Jane, and all their 13 children are buried in this plot.

    11. [S860] Janice McEachran, Janice McEachran, "marriage date of about 1842 for Erastus and Mathilda. They possibly were married in Leeds Ontario. but no proof as of yet."  email to JSH 19 Nov 2004 (Reliability: 0).

      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: shawjan@sympatico.ca [mailto:shawjan@sympatico.ca]
      > Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 11:59 AM
      > To: jhowell@jhowell.com
      > Subject: Re: Children of Fred J. Thatcher and Mabel Irene McKinlay
      >
      > John I have a marriage date of about 1842 for Erastus and Mathilda. They
      > possibly were married in Leeds Ontario. but no proof as of yet.  Now there
      > is also an Erasuts Burk son of Jessiah (Josiah)Jessie Burk who married Mary
      > Brady.  Jessie and Mary  were married about 1839 probably in the Darlington
      > area.  This Erastus is buried in the Bowmanville cemetery.  This Erastus was
      > born betwwen 1849-1855 and died on the 24 August 1921 or 1927. Below is what
      > was sent to me from Graham Stewart: I hope some of this info helps out.
      > ERASWS AND MAGGIE BURK

    12. [S700] Barbara Douglas, Barbara Douglas, (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:674081&id=I33310154, bld40-99@home.com) (Reliability: 3).