Tom A Sitka

11 December 1907–8 February 1985 (Age 77)
Lavaca, Texas, United States

The Life of Tom A

Tom A Sitka was born on 11 December 1907, in Lavaca, Texas, United States. He had at least 1 son with Mary Emily Hajek. He died on 8 February 1985, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Shiner, Lavaca, Texas, United States.

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Tom A Sitka
Mary Emily Hajek
Thomas John Sitka Sr

Spouse and Children



    Thomas John Sitka Sr


World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 7

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Age 22

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Polish and Jewish (from Poland): nickname from Polish nitka, ‘thread’; either a nickname for a thin man or (as a Jewish name) also a metonymic occupational name for a tailor. This name is also established in Germany.

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

Sources (1)

  • Tom Sitka in entry for Thomas John Sitka, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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