John Kaspar

3 June 1880–3 February 1953 (Age 72)
Czechoslovakia

The Life of John

When John Kaspar was born on 3 June 1880, in Czechoslovakia, his father, Joseph Frank Kaspar Sr., was 27 and his mother, Marie Martinec, was 25. He died on 3 February 1953, in Thrall, Williamson, Texas, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Frank Kaspar Sr.
1853–
Marie Martinec
1855–
Joseph Frank Kaspar Jr.
1876–1956
John Kaspar
1880–1953
Frank J. Kaspar
1884–1960
Antone Kaspar
1887–1973
Mary Kaspar
1893–
John Kaspar
1896–

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Frank Kaspar Sr.

    Male1853–Male

    Marie Martinec

    Female1855–Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 1

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 20

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

German, Czech (Kašpar), Slovak (Gašpar) and Slovenian (Kaspar and Kašpar): from the personal name Kaspar, Kašpar, which was especially popular in central Europe up to the 18th century. From Persian kaehbaed, khazana-dar, or ganjvaer, all meaning ‘treasure bearer’, it was ascribed by popular tradition in Europe to one of the three Magi. The supposed remains of the Magi were taken in the 12th century from Constantinople to Cologne, where they became objects of veneration. See also Baltazar and Melchior .

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

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Sources (1)

  • John Kaspar in household of Joe Kaspar, "United States Census, 1900"

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