James Vlasak

1866–30 August 1928 (Age 62)
Bohemia, Czechoslovakia

The Life Summary of James

James Vlasak was born in 1866, in Bohemia, Czechoslovakia as the son of Anthony Vlasak. He married Ella Hunt on 29 October 1890, in Montezuma, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Davenport Township, Scott, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Hampton, Rock Island, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 30 August 1928, in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Vlasak
Ella Hunt
Marriage: 29 October 1890
Bessie Louise Vlasak

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 October 1890Montezuma, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 0
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
    1866 · Cleveland Police Department Established
    Age 0
    The Cleveland Police Department was created under the Metropolitan Police Act by the Ohio General Assembly. It was headed by a board of police commissioners tasked with the job of appointing a superintendent and officers. The department had become more innovated, starting with adopting the callbox system, using police wagons, and forming mounted units. In 1903, the department was handed over to the city to fund and control it.
    1885 · The First Skyscraper
    Age 19
    The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

    Name Meaning

    Czech (Vlasák): nickname for a man with thick or long hair, from Czech vlas ‘hair’ + -ák suffix denoting a human agent. It may also have been an occupational name for a buyer of hair.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Sources (21)

    • James Vlasak, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
    • James Vlasak, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
    • James Vlasak, "Iowa State Census, 1895"

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