Sophie Ducek

15 May 1912–20 June 1996 (Age 84)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Sophie

Sophie Ducek was born on 15 May 1912. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Wilbur Lakofka. She died on 20 June 1996, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Wilbur Lakofka
Sophie Ducek
Donald Joseph Lakofka
Diane Lakofka

Spouse and Children

    Wilbur Lakofka





    Donald Joseph Lakofka



World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Age 7

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.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

German (Dück): nickname for a shirker or a sneak.

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

Sources (2)

  • Sophia Dusik in entry for Donald Joseph Lakofka, "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sophie Ducek - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Sophie Ducek

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