Benita Wesolek

25 March 1917–25 February 2009 (Age 91)
Washington, Texas, United States

The Life of Benita

Benita Wesolek was born on 25 March 1917, in Washington, Texas, United States. She married Leo Weisinger on 22 January 1940, in Washington, Texas, United States. She died on 25 February 2009, at the age of 91, and was buried in Brenham, Washington, Texas, United States.

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Leo Weisinger
Benita Wesolek
Marriage: 22 January 1940

Spouse and Children

22 January 1940
Washington, Texas, United States

World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 12

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Polish (Wesołek): nickname from wesołek ‘jester’, ‘prankster’, ‘merry Andrew’.

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

Sources (2)

  • Benita Wesolek, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • Benita Wesolek Wessinger, "Find A Grave Index"

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