Joseph Zima

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Zima was born on 18 March 1893, in Poland, his father, John Zima, was 19 and his mother, Marcella Beck, was 21. He married Bertha Kuchta on 14 September 1915, in Paulding, Paulding, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Elk Township, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States in 1910 and Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States for about 30 years. He died in 1966, at the age of 73, and was buried in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

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Joseph Zima
1893–1966
Bertha Kuchta
1896–1966
Marriage: 14 September 1915
Martha Zima
1917–
John Joseph Zima
1920–2006
Frances Antoinette Zima
1922–1991
Edward James Zima
1929–2012
Maryanne Zima
1933–

Sources (15)

  • Joseph Zima, "United States Census, 1950"
  • Joseph Zima, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Joseph Zima, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1894 · May Day Riots of 1894

The May Day Riots were a series of violent demonstrations that occurred throughout the city on May 1. The riots were caused after Cleveland's unemployment rate increased dramatically during the Panic of 1893, causing panic among the unemployed against the city leaders. The most rioters at one time was recorded as a crowd of 5,000 men.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

Czech, Slovak, Croatian, and Slovenian: from zima ‘winter, cold’, probably a nickname from someone with a gloomy or unapproachable personality, but possibly also a topographic name for someone living in a particularly cold spot. Compare Sima .

Czech: from a short form of the personal name Erazim (see Rasmus ).

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

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Birth: Mar. 18, 1893, Poland Death: 1966 Cleveland Cuyahoga County Ohio, USA Husband of Bertha Kuchta. Father of Martha, John J., Frances, Edward and Maryanne. Joseph (Jozef/Josef) worked in the stee …

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