Obituary: Joseph Burke
Joseph Burke, once a well known violinist, died yesterday morning at the Park Avenue Hotel, after a brief illness. Seventy years ago he had a reputation as “Master Burke,” a boy violinist of great promise and an actor. He was born about 1815, in Galway, Ireland, the son of a physician, but he early began to travel as an “infant phenomenon” through Europe, and in 1838 came to the United States, where he had since lived, except for a few years in the early forties spent in Germany in musical studies.
New-York Daily Tribune 1/20/1902: 7. Print.