Helen V. Gackowski

1913–2008 (Age 94)
Baltimore City, Maryland, USA

The Life of Helen V.

When Helen V. Gackowski was born on 28 October 1913, in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, her father, Michael Gackowski, was 27 and her mother, Dora Kowalski, was 21. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with John S. Glinka. She died on 26 July 2008, at the age of 94.

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Helen V. Gackowski
John S. Glinka
Richard J. Glinka
Mary Ann Glinka

Spouse & Children



Parents & Siblings

  • Michael Gackowski


  • Female1892–1954Female



World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

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.
1916 · German U-boat in Baltimore

Age 3

On July 9, 1916, an unarmed merchant u-boat docked in Baltimore. It was loaded with 750 of cargo and seeking to trade. It would later go on to sink many of the Allied ships.

Age 28

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Polish (Czaczkowski): habitational name for someone from a place called Czaczki in Białystok voivodeship, or some other place named with cacko, a derivative of Old Polish czacz ‘toy’, ‘bauble’.

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

Sources (1)

  • Helen Tackowski in household of Micheal Tackowski, "United States Census, 1920"

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