Daniel Francis Burk


Spouses and children


David F. Burk   Mary Knowles   Daniel Coryell 1803-1838   Sarah Farewell 1807-1907
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William Knowles Burk 1816-1881   Clara C. Coryell 1824-1895
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Daniel Francis Burk 1849-1917




Back Three: Gussie, Tom and Flossie
Front Four: Chipsie, Elsie, Kathleen and Gerrie

On-line Biography

Born Bowmanville, Ont.; attended local schools
For some years in service of defunct Ont. Bank; mangr. do., Port Arthur, 1875-84;
Resigned to become financial mangr. for his brother Marvin Burk, ry. contractor;

V.-P. and dir. Port Arthur, Duluth and Western Ry. Co., up to its completion,1893, when he became V.P. and genl. mangr. thereof. See P.A.D & W. Railway Web Site

Became president and dir. Ontario & Raimy River Ry. Co., 1898 (now a portion of Can. Northern Ry. system); was later a dir. Port Arthur Light and Power Co., presdt. W. Algoma Agricul. Soc., presdt. St. Joe Ry. Co. and secy and mangr. Lake Superior Dock Co.; has done important work as genl mangr. New Ont. Colonization Assn.; owns Port Arthur Herald, which he formerly conducted; a Lib., and has twice unsuccessfully contested Algoma (H.C.) in that interest; a Presb. -- Port Arthur, Ont.

Excursion on the P.A.D & W in 1891