Laddie Sladek

27 June 1916–30 June 1996 (Age 80)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Laddie

Laddie Sladek was born on 27 June 1916, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. He died on 30 June 1996, in Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 80.

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World Events (3)

1917

Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Joining the First World War

Age 1

Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.
1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 1

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.

Name Meaning

1 Czech (Sládek): occupational name for a brewer, from Czech slad ‘malt’.2 Polish (Śladek): nickname from śladek ‘ambush’, ‘trap’.

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

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