Bernard Henry Topkis

1897–1977 (Age 80)
Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States

The Life of Bernard Henry

When Bernard Henry Topkis was born on 18 May 1897, in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States, his father, David L. Topkis, was 28 and his mother, Hannah Rachel Tiger, was 25. He lived in Arden, New Castle, Delaware, United States in 1935 and Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1940. He died in December 1977, at the age of 80.

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Bernard Henry Topkis
Matilda Bahar

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings

  • David L. Topkis


  • Hannah Rachel Tiger




  • Emila V Topkis


  • Child Topkis


  • Sadie R. Topkis


  • Male1897–1977Male

  • Jechebet Hana Topkis


World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Age 3

Historical Boundaries - 1900: New Castle, Delaware, United States
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 21

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

Top, a ball; liss, favor. Ball-favor

Sources (3)

  • Bernard H Topkis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bernard H Topkis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bernard H Topkis in household of David Topkis, "United States Census, 1900"

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