Stella Wachoviac

Female1910–1985

Brief Life History of Stella

Stella Wachoviac was born in 1910. She died in 1985, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Walter Antonowicz
1907–
Stella Wachoviac
1910–1985

Sources (1)

  • Stella Antonowicz in household of Walter Antonowicz, "United States Census, 1940"

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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 0

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Age 9

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.

1930 · The First Planetarium in the Western Hemisphere

Age 20

The Adler Planetarium was founded by Max Adler as a public museum dedicated to the study of astronomy and astrophysics. It was the first planetarium in the United States and is part of Chicago's Museum Campus. The Adler is home to three theaters, a space science exhibition, and a collection of scientific instruments and printed materials. The Adler also is home to one of the only research-active, public urban observatories.

Name Meaning

From Latin stella ‘star’. This was not used as a given name before the 16th century, when Sir Philip Sidney seems to have been the first to use it (as a name deliberately far removed from the prosaic range of everyday names) in the sonnets addressed by Astrophel to his lady, Stella. Stella Maris ‘star of the sea’ was, however, established long before that as a byname of the Virgin Mary, and may have had some influence on the choice of the word as a name.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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