Adolph Ortynski

Brief Life History of Adolph

When Adolph Ortynski was born on 9 August 1878, in Russia, his father, Frank Ortynski, was 16 and his mother, Caroline Woitkowski, was 18. He died on 25 October 1927, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Shaler Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank Ortynski
Caroline Woitkowski
Adolph Ortynski
Adam Ortynski
Frances Ortynski
Joseph Ortynski
Josephine Ortynski
Leopolda Ortynski
Mary Ortynski

Sources (4)

  • Adolph Ortynski in household of Frank Ortynski, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Adolph Ortynski, "Find A Grave Index"
  • 1910 United States Federal Census

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

Name Meaning

Usual (hypercorrected) spelling of German Adolf , which was first introduced into Britain by the Normans, displacing the Old English equivalent Æthelwulf (‘noble’ + ‘wolf ’). It did not become at all common, however, until it was reintroduced by the Hanoverians in the 18th century. The association with Adolf Hitler ( 1889–1945 ) has meant that the name has been little used since the Second World War. The Latinized form Adolphus has been a recurring name in the Swedish royal family and has also been used occasionally in the English-speaking world.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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