Jack Allen Wopata

6 July 1932–16 December 2009 (Age 77)
Table Rock, Pawnee, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Jack Allen

When Jack Allen Wopata was born on 6 July 1932, in Table Rock, Pawnee, Nebraska, United States, his father, Jesse Wopata, was 26 and his mother, Minnie Leora Tenk, was 23. He died on 16 December 2009, in Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, United States.

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Jesse Wopata
Minnie Leora Tenk
Jack Allen Wopata

Parents and Siblings

    Jesse Wopata





World Events (8)

1933 · The Browns Valley Man

Age 1

Just like the Minnesota Woman, The Browns Valley Man are deemed the oldest human remains found in Minnesota. They were found by W. H. Jenson, while he was laying gravel for his driveway, in the Traverse gap in western Minnesota. The remains are believed to be around 9,000 years old.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 3

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 23

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

Polish (Łopata): nickname or occupational name from łopata ‘shovel’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Jack Allen Wopata in household of Jesse Wopata, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jack A Wopata, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Jack A Wopata, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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