Burke Occupations

Insight into what early Burke residents did for a living is provided by the U. S. census schedules. The only available schedules for post-founding Burke are 1900-1930. Censuses after 1930 have not been released, and the 1890 census was destroyed in a fire. The 1880 census was taken before Burke was founded when the area was known as Bradley Prairie.

As one would expect for a farming area, most residents of Burke and surrounding areas were either farmers or farm laborers. The occupations shown in the rest of this article are occupations other than farming or related occupations.

1900 Occupations

1910 Occupations

1920 Occupations

Sources:

  1. 1900 Census, Angelina County, Texas, Precinct 4, Burke Area
  2. 1910 Census, Angelina County, Texas, Precinct 4, Burke Area
  3. 1920 Census, Angelina County, Texas, Precinct 4, Burke Area