Jacenty Misek

Male1883–27 July 1970

Brief Life History of Jacenty

Jacenty Misek was born in 1883, in Widełka, Kolbuszowa, Podkarpackie, Poland as the son of Wincenty Mizsek and Zofia Dziuba. He married Marya Stanek in 1907, in Widełka, Kolbuszowa, Rzeszów, Poland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 10 daughters. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1909. He died on 27 July 1970, in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacenty Misek
Marya Stanek
Marriage: 1907
Bronislawa "Blanche" Misek
Stanislawa Eugene Misek
Nellie S Misek
Frank Louis Misek
Anna Misek
Stefania "Stella" Misek
Helena S. Misek
Stasia Misek
Eugenia "Jenny" Misek
Czeslawa "Chessie" Misek
Rose "Rosie" Misek
Irene Misek

Sources (24)

  • John Misek, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Misek, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Walenty Misek in entry for Bronislawa Misek, "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1907Widełka, Kolbuszowa, Rzeszów, Poland
  • Children (12)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1897 · National-Democratic Party

    Age 14

    In 1897, while the Polish were still controlled by the Russian Partition, they created a secret political organization called the National-Democratic Party. Also known as the SDN, they primarily focused on promoting legislative changes and other forms of non-violent resistance. The group was dissolved in 1919 when Poland regained their independence.

    1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

    Age 30

    At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

    Name Meaning

    Czech (Míšek) and Slovak (Mišek): from a pet form of the personal names Mikuláš, an equivalent of Nicholas , or Michal, an equivalent of Michael . Compare Misak .

    Czech (Míšek): nickname from a diminutive of the vocabulary word měch ‘leather purse’.

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

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