HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG1045.AM: Clyde A. Burge, 1894-1988
Papers: 1914-1931; mostly 1917-1918
Thompson, Jefferson County; and Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska: WWI veteran
Clyde A. Burge was born in Thompson, Nebraska on September 1, 1894. His parents were Elmer Burge and Abbie Thompson Burge. Abbie was the daughter of Isaac Newton Thompson, for whom the town of Thompson was named. She died of complications the day she gave birth to Clyde. Clyde attended Elementary school in Fairbury, Nebraska; High School in Lincoln, Nebraska; and his higher education at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He enlisted in the Navy in 1914, served during World War I, and was discharged in April of 1919. He worked for the Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph Company for forty-three years and retired as Southern District Manager at Beatrice, Nebraska. He moved to Prescott, Arizona with his wife, Helen Drake Burge, and lived there until his death on January 11, 1988. The Burges had no children.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
This collection consists of the papers of Clyde B. Burge. They relate mostly to his naval service in WWI, including correspondence, official documents, and clippings. Also included are a few clippings about Isaac Newton Thompson and his wife, Julia Ann Haworth Thompson.
- Correspondence, 1917-1925 [mostly 1917-1918]
Certificate, “A Man From This House Is Now Serving His Country At The Front In The United States Navy”
The Recruit’s Handy Book
Burge, Clyde A., 1894-1988
Thompson, Isaac Newton
Thompson, Julia Ann Haworth
World War, 1914-1918
Revised TMM 04-25-2007