Alma Onken

19 January 1891–23 June 1963 (Age 72)
Fayette, Texas, United States

The Life of Alma

When Alma Onken was born on 19 January 1891, in Fayette, Texas, United States, her father, Heinrich Johann Gerhard Onken, was 26 and her mother, Louise Trueper, was 27. She lived in Justice Precinct 3, Fayette, Texas, United States in 1910. She died on 23 June 1963, in La Grange, Fayette, Texas, United States, at the age of 72.

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Heinrich Johann Gerhard Onken
Louise Trueper
Katie Onken
Erna Anna Johana Onken
Alma Onken
Selma Onken
Henry Hermann Charles Onken
Elsa Onken
August D. Onken

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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 3

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 19

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

Frisian, North German, and Dutch: patronymic from a pet form of the Frisian personal name Onno.

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

Sources (2)

  • Alma Onken in household of Henry J Onken, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Alma Onken in household of Henry Onken, "United States Census, 1900"

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