Maria Jirak

20 August 1875–20 June 1955 (Age 79)
Breckenridge, Wilkin, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Maria

When Maria Jirak was born on 20 August 1875, in Breckenridge, Wilkin, Minnesota, United States, her father, Frank Jirak, was 26 and her mother, Eva Sokolik, was 23. She married Joseph Welharticky on 21 November 1895, in Wahpeton, Richland, North Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Breckenridge Township, Wilkin, Minnesota, United States for about 45 years. She died on 20 June 1955, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Welharticky
Maria Jirak
Marriage: 21 November 1895
Helen Welharticky
Edward Joseph Welharticky
Elisia Edelaide Welharticky
Frank Welharticky
Libby Welharticky

Spouse and Children

21 November 1895
Wahpeton, Richland, North Dakota, United States




    Elisia Edelaide Welharticky


    Frank Welharticky


    Libby Welharticky


Parents and Siblings

    Frank Jirak


    Eva Sokolik




    John Albert Jirak



    Rosa Jirak




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

Age 9

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

Czech (Jirák): patronymic from the personal name Jiři, vernacular form of Greek Geōrgios ( see George ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Welharticky in household of Joseph Welharticky, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Welharlicky in household of Joseph Welharlicky, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Jirak in household of Frank Jirak, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"

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