|Charles Lee Burke Birth April 9, 1911 Perry Ok.
Death Dec. 1 1996. Charles married Opal Paris Cheesman, May 12,
1932 in Cushing, Ok. They had 2 children Charles Leon Burke,
Deloris Jean Burke (Ryan). Charles is the son of Stephen A Burke
(Douglas) & Alisa Webb (Burke) (Allie). Charles worked for the
Citizen news paper in Cushing Ok. since he was a child delivering
papers. Later he worked as a printer and type setter. They
could not get along with out him. He went to Drumright every
Thursday night and put out there weekly paper. Charles found a
large diamond setting that his boss has lost from his ring about three
years before. He found it in the back of the shop in a box of junk
that had been pawed over many times and with a dead plum look he dropped
it in the bosses hand and said "Mr. Lach, I think I've found
something you'd like to have". Lach was beside himself with
joy and spent a whole column in the paper on Charles, then gave him
fifty dollars. Charles was a mighty prominent around Cushing.
Charles took the Army examination and passed, but his boss kept asking
for his deferment and he never did have to go, although he came awfully
close. He received a book of army regulations and at the last
minute instructions and then was deferred. Later in the 70's
Charles worked for the O.S.U. paper in Stillwater, Ok. until he
retired. Charles was a loving husband and father.