Catherine Burke, or Kate, grew up in Virginia, but traveled to Hudson every summer to visit her mother’s family. As a child her grandfather Overbaugh would tell her all of the family folklore, including that she had ancestors who fought in the American Revolution. It wasn’t until decades - and lots of genealogical work - later that she found out that she in fact had several Overbaugh ancestors who fought in the Revolution.
Kate joined the DAR, specifically choosing our Hudson chapter, in honor of her beloved grandfather.
Kate currently lives in Pittsburgh. She is a retired psychotherapist. She has long been a supporter of women’s rights, working at a feminist psychotherapy center. Now, she is an advocate for human rights and is a member of Amnesty International. She is also an environmental activist.
Kate enjoys traveling and recently returned from a trip to France, Italy, and Spain. She hopes to take her travels to Hudson in the spring.