William John Kupka

1892–1970 (Age 78)

The Life Summary of William John

When William John Kupka was born in 1892, his father, George J. Kupka, was 27 and his mother, Mary F. Cervenka, was 23. He married Rose Anna DuPre on 25 June 1918, in Tama, Tama, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Union Township, Carroll, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Coon Rapids, Carroll, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died in 1970, at the age of 78.

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William John Kupka
Rose Anna DuPre
Marriage: 25 June 1918
Jean Kupka
Rose Ann Kupka
William Kupka Jr
William DuPre Kupka
Mary Ann Kupka

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 June 1918Tama, Tama, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 4
    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.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 6
    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.
    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment
    Age 21
    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Elfriede, Wenzel, Wilhelm, Wolfgang.Polish, Ukrainian, Czech, Slovak, Sorbian, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname or topographic name from Polish, Ukrainian, Czech, and Sorbian kupka, a diminutive of kupa ‘heap, pile’, in Upper Sorbian also ‘lump’.Czech and Slovak: from a pet form of the personal name Kuba .

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

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    Sources (13)

    • Wm Kupka in entry for Mary Ann Kupka, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"
    • William Kupka in household of George Kupka, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
    • Willie Koupka in household of George Koupka, "United States Census, 1900"

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