Joseph Vuko

25 August 1918–27 May 1971 (Age 52)
Dallas, Iowa, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Vuko was born on 25 August 1918, in Dallas, Iowa, United States, his father, Mile Vukobratovich, was 41 and his mother, Saya Dabic, was 32. He married Frances Marie Starcevich on 23 December 1948. He died on 27 May 1971, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 52.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Vuko
1918–1971
Frances Marie Starcevich
1908–1993
Marriage: 23 December 1948

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 December 1948

Parents and Siblings

    Mile Vukobratovich

    Male1877–1929Male

    Female1886–1946Female

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 4

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.
1934 · The Grout Museum

Age 16

The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.

Name Meaning

Japanese: written apparently phonetically with characters meaning ‘necessary’ and ‘child’. The meaning is uncertain. The name is not common in Japan.

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

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