Alois "Louis" Tupy

1898–1977 (Age 79)
Winneshiek, Iowa, United States

The Life of Alois "Louis"

When Alois "Louis" Tupy was born on 30 July 1898, in Winneshiek, Iowa, United States, his father, Mathias "Mike" F Tupy, was 27 and his mother, Victoria Taylor, was 26. He married Carolyn C Lentz on 18 June 1928, in Spillville, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States. He lived in Jackson Junction, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Lincoln Township, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 18 December 1977, in Howard, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Spillville, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States.

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Alois "Louis" Tupy
Carolyn C Lentz
Marriage: 18 June 1928

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18 June 1928
Spillville, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 15

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 21

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Czech and Slovak (Tupý): unflattering nickname for a dull, insensitive, or apathetic person, from Czech tupý ‘thick’, ‘blunt’, ‘dull’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Alois Tupy, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Lewis A Tupy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Louis A Tupy in household of Math Tupy, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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