Rose Ellen Cejka

Female16 August 1908–28 March 1995

Brief Life History of Rose Ellen

When Rose Ellen Cejka was born on 16 August 1908, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, her father, Frederick Cejka, was 32 and her mother, Anna Kubelka, was 29. She married Donald Andrew SUTHERLAND on 30 October 1937, in Cook, Illinois, United States. She died on 28 March 1995, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 86.

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Donald Andrew SUTHERLAND
Rose Ellen Cejka
Marriage: 30 October 1937

Sources (4)

  • Rose Southerland in household of Donald Southerland, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruzena Cejka, "Illinois, Cook County Birth Registers, 1871-1915"
  • Rose Ellen Cejka, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 October 1937Cook, Illinois, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1909 · The NAACP is formed

    Age 1

    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

    Age 11

    During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.


    Age 23

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    Name Meaning

    Czech (Čejka): nickname from čejka ‘lapwing’.

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

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