Joseph Franz Solko

1902–1991 (Age 88)
Herndon, Rawlins, Kansas, United States

The Life of Joseph Franz

When Joseph Franz Solko was born on 14 November 1902, in Herndon, Rawlins, Kansas, United States, his father, Frank Solko, was 27 and his mother, Anna Barenberg, was 28. He married Mina Lillian Wallace before 1955, in California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 13 July 1991, in Clovis, Fresno, California, United States, at the age of 88.

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Joseph Franz Solko
Mina Lillian Wallace
Marriage: before 1955
Betty Bobo
Irene Kuns
Vernal Sumner
Wayne Sumner

Spouse & Children

before 1955
California, United States


  • Betty Bobo


  • Irene Kuns


  • Vernal Sumner


  • Wayne Sumner


Parents & Siblings

  • Frank Solko


  • Anna Barenberg




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 4

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 25

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 Italian: from the old Tuscan personal name Soldus, from soldo ‘pay’, ‘wage’ (from Latin solidus).2 Italian: from a short form of a compound personal name ending with -soldus in Latin.3 Croatian: nickname for a soldier, from a reduced form of Italian soldato ‘soldier’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Solko in household of Anna Solko, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mr Joseph F Solko, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • 1940 United States Federal Census

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