Josef Specht

9 January 1905–10 January 1979 (Age 74)
Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Josef

When Josef Specht was born on 9 January 1905, in Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, August Specht, was 47 and his mother, Augustina Schroeder, was 36. He lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and United States for about 10 years. He died on 10 January 1979, in Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels
Age 1
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.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America
Age 5
When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1925 · Woman's World's Fair
Age 20
The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Erwin, Hans, Heinz, Otto, Willi, Dieter, Fritz, Helmut, Karl Heinz, Klaus.German: from Middle High German speht ‘woodpecker’ (from spehten ‘to chatter’), hence a nickname derived from some characteristic of the bird, or a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a woodpecker.

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

Sources (12)

  • Joseph Specht in household of August Specht, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Josef Specht in household of August Specht, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joseph Schpecht, "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1949"

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