Fred Alois Skarke

Brief Life History of Fred Alois

When Fred Alois Skarke was born on 3 October 1881, in Wagstadt, Wagstadt, Silesia, Austria, his father, Karl Skarke, was 39 and his mother, Rosalie Riedel, was 36. He married Pauline Magdalene Blaschke on 4 November 1903, in Colorado, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Galveston, Galveston, Texas, United States in 1910. He died on 27 November 1939, in Floresville, Wilson, Texas, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Floresville, Wilson, Texas, United States.

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Fred Alois Skarke
Pauline Magdalene Blaschke
Marriage: 4 November 1903
Alfred Ferdinand Skarke
Herman Robert Skarke
Herbert Irvin Skarke
Victor Henry Skarke
Pauline Skarke
Rosa Lee Skarke
Frederick A Skarke Jr
Carl Rudolph Skarke

Sources (24)

  • Fritz A Skarke, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Fritz A Sharke, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
  • Fritz Alois Skarke, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

German and Dutch: nickname for a strong, bold person, from Middle High German stark(e), Middle Dutch starck(e), staerk(e) ‘strong, brave’.

English: variant of Stark .

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

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