William Harold Gieck

1914–1968 (Age 54)
Coyle, Payne, Oklahoma, USA

The Life of William Harold

When William Harold Gieck was born on 3 June 1914, his father, William Fred Gieck, was 22 and his mother, Cora May Greenlee, was 19. He lived in Union Township, Payne, Oklahoma, United States in 1920 and Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States in 1930. He died on 11 August 1968, in Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in San Jacinto, Riverside, California, United States.

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William Fred Gieck
Cora May Greenlee
William Harold Gieck
Joseph F Gieck
Robert E Gieck

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    Joseph F Gieck


    Robert E Gieck


World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 3

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.

Age 15

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

German: probably a variant spelling of Giek, from Middle High German giege ‘fool’, ‘bewitched person’, or a variant of Gick , which appears to be related in meaning.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harold Gicek in household of William Franklin Gicek, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harold W Gieck in household of William F Gieck, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William H Gieck, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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