Cuba Jean Bickel

November 1896–1974 (Age 77)
Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Cuba Jean

When Cuba Jean Bickel was born in November 1896, in Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Calvin G Bickel, was 27 and her mother, Margaret Maggie Jane Kurtz, was 25. She married Joseph Anastasia on 6 June 1921, in New Bloomfield, Perry, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Armagh Township, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Lewistown, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. She died in 1974, in Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Anastasia
Cuba Jean Bickel
Marriage: 6 June 1921
John E Anastasia
Joseph S Anastasi
George William Anastasi

Spouse and Children

    Joseph Anastasia



6 June 1921
New Bloomfield, Perry, Pennsylvania, United States


    John E Anastasia


    Joseph S Anastasi


    George William Anastasi


Parents and Siblings




    Harry David Bickel



    Anna S Bickel


    Ruth Margaret Bickel


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 9

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

Age 21

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch and German: from bickel ‘pickaxe’ or ‘chisel’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made pickaxes or worked with a pickaxe or for a stonemason. Compare Bick .2 German: nickname for a dice player, from the same word in the sense ‘die’.3 South German: from a pet form of Burkhart .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cuba J Anastasi in household of Joseph A Anastasi, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Cuba Bickel in household of Calvin Bickel, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Cuba Jean Bickel in entry for George William Anastasi and Ann Gertrude Troutman, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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