Charles David Sykes

Male5 July 1920–6 January 1987

Brief Life History of Charles David

When Charles David Sykes was born on 5 July 1920, in San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California, United States, his father, James Porcher Sykes, was 55 and his mother, Ellen Jackson, was 43. He married Eloise Kent in 1931, in Liberty, Florida, United States. He immigrated to Sweet Grass, Montana, United States in 1937 and lived in Hosford, Liberty, Florida, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 4 Hosford, Liberty, Florida, United States in 1940. He died on 6 January 1987, in Rocky Mountain House, Clearwater 175, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 66.

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Charles David Sykes
Dora Marie Schumacher
Marriage: 16 February 1940
Charlotte Sykes

Sources (12)

  • Charlie D Sykes, "Florida State Census, 1935"
  • Charles D Sykes, "California, Birth Index, 1905-1995"
  • C D Sykes, "Florida Marriages, 1830-1993"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 February 1940Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 3

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    1933 · Fort Peck Dam Construction Begins

    Age 13

    Construction on the Fort Peck Dam started in 1933. It is the highest of six major dams along the Missouri River. It is located in the northeastern part of Montana near Glasgow and Fort Peck.


    Age 21

    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): topographic name for someone who lived near a small watercourse, especially one flowing through flat or marshy ground, or near a gully, dip, or hollow, from Middle English sik(e) ‘stream, ditch’ (Old Norse sík). Early and later examples of the surname occur in alternate singular and plural forms. It is the plural or -s form that has become the general usage as a surname, perhaps reinforced by the common practice in the post-medieval period of adding excrescent -s to topographic surnames with an original singular form. By the 16th century the name had spread by migration into the North Midlands. Elsewhere, only Norfolk seems to have produced this name independently, but its survival into the present day is uncertain. Compare Sitch , which once flourished in the West Midlands, and derives from an equivalent word, Middle English sich, of Old English origin.

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

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