Charles "Carl" John Stork

18 October 1903–29 November 1987 (Age 84)
Kniest Township, Carroll, Iowa, United States

The Life of Charles "Carl" John

When Charles "Carl" John Stork was born on 18 October 1903, in Kniest Township, Carroll, Iowa, United States, his father, John Joseph Stork, was 26 and his mother, Agnes Anna Bruch, was 25. He had at least 4 sons and 4 daughters with Lena T Ortner. He lived in Wall Lake, Sac, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Sheridan Township, Carroll, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 29 November 1987, at the age of 84, and was buried in Carroll, Iowa, United States.

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Charles "Carl" John Stork
Lena T Ortner
Marion Stork
Loran John Stork
Janice Katherine Stork
Jean Stork
Lois Ann Stork
Neil C Stork
Leon Stork
Loran Stork

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    Marion Stork


    Loran John Stork



    Jean Stork


    Lois Ann Stork


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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 10

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 23

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English stork ‘stork’, hence a nickname for a thin man with long legs, or perhaps occasionally a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a stork. In Yorkshire, where the name is most frequent, it may be a habitational name from a place so named (now known as Storkhill), near Beverley.2 North German: nickname for someone thought to resemble a stork, Middle Low German stork.3 German: habitational name from a place so named in Hesse.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Carl Stork in household of John J Stork, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Carl J Stork, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charls J Stork in household of John Stork, "United States Census, 1910"

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