Henry Herman Hedke

31 December 1888–3 April 1964 (Age 75)
Randolph, Riley, Kansas, United States

The Life of Henry Herman

When Henry Herman Hedke was born on 31 December 1888, in Randolph, Riley, Kansas, United States, his father, Gottlieb Wilhelm "William" Hedke, was 45 and his mother, Ernestine Anna Stena Hoefner, was 39. He married Mollie Goodrin Simon on 24 December 1919, in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Riley, Riley, Kansas, United States in 1895 and Jackson Township, Riley, Kansas, United States for about 40 years. He died on 3 April 1964, in Geary, Kansas, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Fancy Creek Randolph Cemetery, Randolph, Riley, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Herman Hedke
Mollie Goodrin Simon
Marriage: 24 December 1919
Marvin Milton Hedke

Spouse and Children

24 December 1919
Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 2

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 20

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name from Heeke near Bramsche or Heek on the Dinkel river.

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

Sources (3)

  • Henry Hedke in household of William Hedke, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • Henry H* in household of William H*, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Henry Hedke, "United States Census, 1940"

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