Marguerite Virginia Pohek

Female30 June 1903–5 December 1990

Brief Life History of Marguerite Virginia

When Marguerite Virginia Pohek was born on 30 June 1903, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, her father, George Ivan Von Pohek, was 49 and her mother, Emma Nevada Schoshusen, was 18. She immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1939 and lived in New Pittsburgh, Crawford, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 5 December 1990, in Port Washington, North Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States, at the age of 87.

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George Ivan Von Pohek
Emma Nevada Schoshusen
Marguerite Virginia Pohek

Sources (5)

  • Marguerite Pohek in household of Emma Pohek, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Marguerite Virginia Pohek - Government record: birth-name: Marguerite Virginia Pohek
  • Marguerite V Pohek, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 10

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.


Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Polish: from a pet form of the personal name Pol (see Pol 5).

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

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