MILO BURKE, Jr.
compiled by Faye Bell (SLC) 2013
Milo Burke was born to Milo Burke, Sr. and his wife Bessie C. Tannehill on January 5, 1898 (Social Security death record
gives birthdate) in Wyoming (likely in Ten
Sleep, Bighorn County
(until 1913). His father Milo had
been hired to manage and operate the Bay State Ranch holdings which were later
taken over by an English company. Milo Burke, Sr., had succeeded in
getting some holdings of his own which he named the WIGWAM and had tourist
cabins and camping areas in the Ten Sleep Canyon. Milo Burke, Jr., (known
to his friends as the Colonel) also operated the Wigwam. In 1920,
he was in Seattle, Washington
census 1920) lodging with a group of other men, the occupation unknown.
Shortly after, he returned to Wyoming,
married Gladys Trank who was a native of Nebraska.
The couple had a child born in 1922 and died in 1922. In
1924/25 they had a son Wesley Burke who attended Ten Sleep schools until
graduation. Welsey was a member of the armed
forces in WW II. He served in the U.S. Navy on the ship St
Croix for almost 2 years. (Military
records of Milo Wesley Burke—1944-1946). They were known to be
still running the Wigwam in 1947 and, it is believed, for a few years
later. Part of their land was sold to Wyoming Game and Fish in the early
1950ís and some to Walter Patch who utilized the land for community
events. The Burkes moved to Sheridan, WY
and remained there until the Colonelís passing in 1977 and he was brought home
to rest in Ten Sleep, Wyoming.
His survivors were his wife, Gladys T Burke and son Milo Wesley Burke. He
has a grandson, Milo W Burke, IV (fd on Ancestry.com)
T.S. cemetery registry shows both Harry Burke (1922-1922) and Baby Burke
(1922-1922) one is buried in 42 F and the other in 42E. It raises
questions. I think from what I know personally that there was a son born
and died as an infant. I didnít know his name, but I think only one son
had met his demise in infancy (Faye Bell).