William C. Polachek

23 August 1936–16 February 2003 (Age 66)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States

The Life of William C.

When William C. Polachek was born on 23 August 1936, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, his father, William Polachek, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Matzelle, was 21. He died on 16 February 2003, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 66.

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William Polachek
1913–1984
Elizabeth Matzelle
1914–1981
William C. Polachek
1936–2003

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World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 1

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1947 · Ohio's First Television station

Age 11

WEWS-TV first signed on the air on December 17 and was the first commercially licensed television station in Ohio. It has been the only station in Cleveland that has held the same frequency, ownership, and call letters since its initial sign-on. The first broadcast on the station was a Christmas pageant run by the Cleveland Press. 
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 19

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): altered spelling of Polish polaczek, a diminutive of Polak .2 Americanized spelling of Czech Poláček ( see Polacek ).

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

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