Helen Burke1

#15461, (February 1885 - 18 November 1911)
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of George Jerome Rehm
Father*Patrick Burke1 (1841 - )
Mother*Bridget Tyne1 (1841 - 1886)
Helen Burke was also known as Nellie Burke.2 
Birth*February 1885She was born in February 1885 at New YorkG.2 
14 June 1900She appeared on the census of 14 June 1900 in the household of Patrick Burke at 71 Taylor Street, Queens, New York, age 15, b. NY Feb 1885, parents b. Ireland.3 
7 August 1908She was named in the will of Mary Tyne on 7 August 1908 at Long Island City, Queens, New YorkG.4 
23 April 1910She appeared on the census of 23 April 1910 in the household of Agnes Burke and Charles Schindler at Queens, New York, as Nellie, sis.-in-law, age 24, b. NY, parents b. Ireland.5 
Death*18 November 1911She died on 18 November 1911 at 71 Taylor Street, Long Island City, New York, Queens, New YorkG, at age 26.6,1 
Burial*21 November 1911She was buried on 21 November 1911 at Calvary Cemetery, New York, Queens, New YorkG.1 


  1. [S1429] New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949, online FamilySearch.org. Cert. of Death No. 3579. Helen Burke, age 24, b. U.S., dau. of Patrick Burke and Bridget Tyne, single, house worker, d. Queens Borough, 18 Nov 1911; bur. Calvary Cemetery, NYC, 21 Nov 1911. FHL microfilm 1,323,426.
  2. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  3. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. Patrick (59), wid., b. Ireland Jun 1841, parents b. Ireland, laborer, imm. 1870, naturalized.
  4. [S1527] New York Wills and Probate Records, 1659-1999, online Ancestry.com, Queens > Wills of Real Estate, Vol 0081-0084, 1908-1909 > imgs. 653-654/927. Last will of Mary Tyne, single, res. Long Island City, Queens Co. NY, 7 Aug 1908. Names nieces Mary Dougherty and Delia Wheeler of New York City, nieces Agnes Tyne and Minnie Tyne of Springfield MA and nephews James Burke of New York City and John Wheeler of New Jersey, each to receive $10.00; residue to divided equally between nieces Agnes Schindler, Nellie Burke and Kate Burke, and nephews Thomas Burke and John Burke, all of Long Island City NY. Appoints Thomas Burke administrator, witn. Michael J Reidy, Mrs. Florence Fuller and Edward F White. Admitted to probate, contested, 15 Feb 1909.
  5. [S8] 1910 U.S. Federal Census. Charles (35), b. and parents b. Germany, imm. 1880, natlzd., typewriter repairer; Agnes (32), b. NY, parents b. Ireland, housewife, 2 children, both living; marr. 9 yrs.
  6. [S53] New York City Death Certificate, No. 3579. Helen Burke, single, housework, b. US, dau. of Patrick Burke and Bridget Tyne, both b. Ireland; d. 71 Taylor St., L. I. City, 18 Nov 1911, age 24, pulmonary tuberculosis; bur. Calvary Cemetery, 21 Nov 1911, New York City Municipal Archives, Dept. of Records, New York, New York. Hereinafter cited as New York City Death Certificate.