Harry Dierk

31 December 1890–10 May 1953 (Age 62)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Harry

When Harry Dierk was born on 31 December 1890, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, his father, William Dierk, was 27 and his mother, Elise Lizzy Werffeli, was 23. He died on 10 May 1953, in Dayton, Lyon, Nevada, United States, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

William Dierk
1863–1905
Elise Lizzy Werffeli
1867–1958
Harry Dierk
1890–1953
Lillian Clara Dierk
1895–1994

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World Events (8)

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 1

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 17

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone who lived near a dike, Middle Low German dīk. See also Dieckmann .

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

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