Frank Skrla

20 December 1885–23 May 1964 (Age 78)
Brenham, Washington, Texas, United States

The Life of Frank

When Frank Skrla was born on 20 December 1885, in Brenham, Washington, Texas, United States, his father, Stephan Skrla, was 27 and his mother, Rozina Macháček, was 32. He married Frieda Menking on 24 February 1921, in Washington Land District, Texas, United States. He lived in Justice Precinct 6, Washington, Texas, United States in 1900 and Justice Precinct 3, Tom Green, Texas, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1915. He died on 23 May 1964, at the age of 78, and was buried in Brenham, Washington, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank Skrla
Frieda Menking
Marriage: 24 February 1921

Spouse and Children


    Frieda Menking


24 February 1921
Washington Land District, Texas, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Stephan Skrla


    Rozina Macháček




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World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 19

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 21

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Czech (Skála), Slovak, Polish (Skała), and Jewish (from Poland): topographic name for someone who lived by a rock or crag, Czech skála, Polish skała. As a Jewish surname this is often ornamental.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frank Skrla, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Frank Shela in household of Ste* Shela, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Frank Skrla in household of Emma Meuking, "United States Census, 1930"

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