Oscar Conrad Busekros

Brief Life History of Oscar Conrad

When Oscar Conrad Busekros was born on 18 March 1893, in Loran, Stephenson, Illinois, United States, his father, Frederich Simon Busekros, was 31 and his mother, Wilhelmina Edler, was 30. He married Melvia Emma Kempel on 25 January 1917, in Kent, Stephenson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Florence, Stephenson, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Pearl City, Stephenson, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 4 March 1966, in Stephenson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Pearl City, Stephenson, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oscar Conrad Busekros
1893–1966
Melvia Emma Kempel
1896–1939
Marriage: 25 January 1917
Kenneth Dale Busekros
1917–1996
Robert Dean Busekros
1923–1985
Doris Jane Busekros
1928–1928

Sources (12)

  • Oscar Busekros, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Oscar C Busckros, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Oscar C. Busekros, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1910 · Boy Scouts of America

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

Old Irish name , which is borne in the Fenian sagas by a grandson of Finn mac Cumhaill ( Finn MacCool ). It was resuscitated by the antiquarian poet James Macpherson ( 1736–96 ), author of the Ossian poems. It is now also a characteristically Scandinavian name; it was introduced to Sweden because Napoleon , an admirer of the works of Macpherson , imposed the name on his godson Oscar Bernadotte, who became King Oscar I of Sweden in 1844 ( see also Malvina ). In more recent times it has been associated particularly with the Irish writer and wit Oscar Wilde ( 1854–1900 ), and with the annual awards for achievement in the film industry made by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Oscar is one of a number of Celtic names that have recently come into general use and have become increasingly popular since the 1990s.

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

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