Francis James Wosika

21 August 1875–14 June 1953 (Age 77)
Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Francis James

When Francis James Wosika was born on 21 August 1875, in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States, his father, Francis Joseph Vosika Sr., was 24 and his mother, Josephine Petrzilka, was 16. He married Margaret M. Bauer on 18 August 1904, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Falls City, Richardson, Nebraska, United States in 1885 and Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, United States in 1900. He registered for military service in 1900. He died on 14 June 1953, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Francis James Wosika
Margaret M. Bauer
Marriage: 18 August 1904
Paul H Wosika

Spouse and Children

18 August 1904
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States


    Paul H Wosika


Parents and Siblings

    Francis Joseph Vosika Sr.


    Josephine Petrzilka




World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 10

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.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified.

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

Sources (3)

  • Frank J Wosika in household of Jacob Bauer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Francis Wosika, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Frank J Wosika, "United States Census, 1940"

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