Eleanor Turk

1914–2003 (Age 89)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States

The Life of Eleanor

When Eleanor Turk was born in 1914, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, her father, Frank Zakrajsek, was 27 and her mother, Mariana Turk, was 31. She died in 2003, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Frank Zakrajsek
1887–
Mariana Turk
1883–
Dorothy Turk
1912–2003
Eleanor Turk
1914–2003
Irene Turk
1915–2003
Frank Turk
1920–2003

Parents and Siblings

    Frank Zakrajsek

    Male1887–Male

    Mariana Turk

    Female1883–Female

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World Events (3)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

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.
1917

Age 3

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · The Cleveland Metro Parks

Age 3

The vision of the Cleveland Metropolitan Park came from William Albert Stinchcomb when he was appointed chief engineer of the City Parks Department. The Parks are a system of nature preserved parks encircling the city. It is unofficially referred to as the Emerald Necklace, because of the ring of green around the city. It is home to over 300 miles of trails as well as nature education centers, golf courses, and a zoo. Today the site gets over 18 million visitors a year with varying amenities and geographical features.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly Gloucestershire), Dutch, and German (also Türk): from Middle English, Old French turc, Middle High and Low German Turc ‘Turk’, from Turkish türk. In theory this could be an ethnic name but, both in England and northwest Europe, it is generally a nickname for a person with black hair and a swarthy complexion or a cruel, rowdy, or unruly person. The Dutch and German surname also represents a house name, derived from the use of a picture of a Turk as a house sign. It is also found as a nickname for someone who had taken part in the wars against the Turks.2 English: from a medieval personal name, a back-formation from Turkel , misanalyzed as containing the Old French diminutive suffix -el.3 Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Tuirc, a patronymic from the byname Torc ‘boar’.

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Eleanor Turk - Memory of Someone: birth-name: Eleanor Turk

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