Mary Tirpak

Female8 March 1893–August 1985

Brief Life History of Mary

Mary Tirpak was born on 8 March 1893, in Hungary. She had at least 1 son with John Andrew Chanowsky. She died in August 1985, in Westchester, New York, United States, at the age of 92.

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John Andrew Chanowsky
Mary Tirpak
Andrew Richard Chanowsky

Sources (1)

  • Mary Tiparh in entry for Andrew R Chanowsky, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

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Children (1)

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.


Age 21

WWI. Hungary fights on the losing side and the monarchy collapses.


Age 24

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

Slovak (eastern Slovakia) and Czech (Tirpák); Rusyn (in Slovakia spelled Tirpák): pejorative nickname from the Slovak vocabulary and Czech dialect word trpák ‘dolt’. This surname is also found in Hungary, where Tirpák is an ethnic name for a Slovak (from the area of the city of Nyíregyháza). Compare Terpak .

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

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