Daniel Tupy

1919–1998 (Age 79)
Utica Township, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States

The Life of Daniel

When Daniel Tupy was born on 12 June 1919, in Utica Township, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States, his father, Martin Tupy, was 30 and his mother, Emma Mzik, was 25. He lived in Winneshiek, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Orleans Township, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 13 September 1998, in Cresco, Howard, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79.

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Daniel Tupy
Eleanor Mabel Wentworth

Spouse & Children

  • Male1919–1998Male

  • Eleanor Mabel Wentworth


Parents & Siblings

  • Martin Tupy


  • Female1893–1976Female



World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 3

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Age 22

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Czech and Slovak (Tupý): unflattering nickname for a dull, insensitive, or apathetic person, from Czech tupý ‘thick’, ‘blunt’, ‘dull’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Daniel Tupy in household of Martin, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Donald Tupy in household of Martin Tupy, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Daniel Tupy in household of Martin Tupy, "United States Census, 1940"

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