Charles John Tupy

1895–1970 (Age 74)
Sumner Township, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States

The Life of Charles John

When Charles John Tupy was born on 16 May 1895, in Sumner Township, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States, his father, Charles Tupy, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Novak, was 25. He married Clara Mikesh on 29 June 1920, in Howard, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Calmar, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States in 1915 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 25 March 1970, in Park Ridge, Maine Township, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Glenview, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Charles John Tupy
Clara Mikesh
Marriage: 29 June 1920
Milton J Tupy
Robert C Tupy
Walter Tupy

Spouse & Children

29 June 1920
Howard, Iowa, United States


  • Milton J Tupy


  • Robert C Tupy


  • Walter Tupy


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1897 · The Union Loop Elevated

Age 2

The Loop was born in political scandal that combined the three elevated railways around Chicago and combined them into one. The scandal was to raise the fares for commuters so state legislators could receive more money while in office. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Charles Tuply in household of Charles Tuply, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charles Tupy, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charles J Tupy, "United States Census, 1930"

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