Jerry Frank Kroupa

15 December 1907–before 1986 (Age 78)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Jerry Frank

When Jerry Frank Kroupa was born on 15 December 1907, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Joseph Kroupa, was 24 and his mother, Marie Koubsky, was 23. He married Marion Mudra on 3 September 1938, in Cook, Illinois, United States. He died before 1986, at the age of 77.

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Jerry Frank Kroupa
Marion Mudra
Marriage: 3 September 1938

Spouse and Children

3 September 1938
Cook, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Kroupa








    Vlasta Kroupa


    Karlick " Charles" Kroupa


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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Age 12

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.

Age 22

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

Czech: from kroupa ‘pearl barley’, probably a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in a mill or for a grain dealer.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jerry Kroupa in household of Joseph Kroupa, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jerry Kroupa in household of Mary Kroupa, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jerry Kroupa, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920"

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