william Prokop

23 May 1907–July 1975 (Age 68)
Nebraska, United States

The Life Summary of william

When william Prokop was born on 23 May 1907, in Nebraska, United States, his father, Leo Prokop, was 29 and his mother, Mary Zika, was 27. He lived in Adams Township, Colfax, Nebraska, United States in 1910. He died in July 1975, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 68.

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Leo Prokop
Mary Zika
Joseph Prokop
william Prokop

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed
Age 1
Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1909 · The NAACP is formed
Age 2
Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
Age 20
Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Czech, Polish, Ukrainian, and Belorussian: from the personal name Prokop, Greek Prokopios, from pro ‘before’, ‘in front’ + kopē ‘cut’, originally an omen name meaning ‘success’, ‘prosperity’ but as a Church name taken to mean ‘pioneer’, as it was the name of the first victim of Diocletian's persecutions in Palestine in ad 303 . He is venerated in the Orthodox Church, whence the popularity of the Russian personal name Prokofi. The popularity of the name in central Europe is largely due to a later St. Prokop , patron saint of Bohemia, who founded Sázava abbey in Prague in the 11th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Prokop in household of Leo Prokop, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Prokop in household of Vaclav Erlich, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Prokop, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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