Matilda Pavek

Brief Life History of Matilda

When Matilda Pavek was born on 22 November 1905, in Minnesota, United States, her father, Frank Joseph Pavek, was 34 and her mother, Agnes Wanous, was 29. She married James Edward Caroon on 20 April 1925. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Pine, Minnesota, United States in 1935 and Rock Creek Township, Pine, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years. She died on 24 January 1985, at the age of 79, and was buried in Pine City, Pine, Minnesota, United States.

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James Edward Caroon
Matilda Pavek
Marriage: 20 April 1925
Bernard James Caroon
Clarence George Caroon

Sources (9)

  • Tillie Caroon, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Tillie Caroon, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Tillie Pavek in entry for Mildred Elaine Caroon, "Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002"

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1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.


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Name Meaning

Czech (Pávek): from a diminutive of páv ‘peacock’, hence a nickname for a pretentious or ostentatious person. The vocabulary word pávek or pavák also denotes a type of dove or pigeon, and this too may be the source of the surname in some cases.

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

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