Walter Filex Stroik

Brief Life History of Walter Filex

When Walter Filex Stroik was born on 2 April 1916, in Hatley, Marathon, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Andrew Anton Stroik, was 39 and his mother, Helen Frances Gorecki, was 24. He married Irene Angeline Szura on 19 December 1942, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. He lived in Prairie Lake, Barron, Wisconsin, United States in 1950 and Wisconsin, United States in 1972. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 25 April 1972, at the age of 56, and was buried in Chetek, Barron, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Filex Stroik
Irene Angeline Szura
Marriage: 19 December 1942

Sources (7)

  • Walter Stroik in household of Edward Stroik, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter F Stroik, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"
  • Walter F Stroik, "Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997"

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World Events (8)


U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

1919 · Minimum Wage Laws Passed

The first minimum wage law took effect in 1919 and specified women and children under 17 years of age should be paid 22 cents per hour.


The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

Polish: from stroik ‘headdress’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of headgear, or a nickname for someone noted for his headgear.

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

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