Frank Turek

Male1 April 1869–1 January 1915

Brief Life History of Frank

When Frank Turek was born on 1 April 1869, in Písek, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, his father, Alois John Turek, was 31 and his mother, Marketa Firbach, was 18. He married Emilie Moser on 15 April 1894, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Cook, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 1 January 1915, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Niles, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Frank Turek
Emilie Moser
Marriage: 15 April 1894
Matthew Turek
George John Turek
Margarette Turek

Sources (17)

  • Frank M Turek, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Frank M. Turek, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920"
  • Frank Turck, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1871-1998"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 April 1894Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 1

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    1872 · Montgomery Ward Inc.

    Age 3

    Montgomery Ward was founded by Aaron Montgomery Ward after he observed that rural customers often wanted goods from the city but couldn’t get them because of distance and cost. Ward believed that he could cut costs and make a wide variety of goods available to rural customers. Ward and two partners used $1,600 to issue the first catalog in August 1872 and with its publication, rural retailers considered Ward a threat and publicly burned his catalog. Despite the opposition, however, the business grew at a fast pace over the next several decades and was almost as successful as Sears. In April 1944, U.S. Army troops seized the Chicago offices of Montgomery Ward & Company after President Roosevelt ordered it because of an unsettled strike request made by the workers. Eight months later, with Montgomery Ward continuing to refuse to recognize the unions, President Roosevelt issued an executive order seizing all of Montgomery Ward's property nationwide. 

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 13

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    Name Meaning

    Czech, Slovak, Polish, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Turek ‘Turk’, either an ethnic name for a Turk or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a Turk in some way.

    Polish and Jewish (from Poland): habitational name from any of several places called Turek, in particular a town in Greater Poland Voivodeship.

    Croatian and Slovenian: nickname for a refugee from the Turks (i.e. the Ottoman Empire) in the 15th and 16th centuries, from the ethnic name Turek ‘Turk’ (see Turk ).

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

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