Charles Jack Fleck

Brief Life History of Charles Jack

When Charles Jack Fleck was born on 11 February 1907, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Charles Fleck, was 42 and his mother, Emma Wilhelmina Dauser, was 30. He died on 23 September 1985, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 78.

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Charles Fleck
Emma Wilhelmina Dauser
Frank Joseph Ruck Jr.
Charles Jack Fleck
Emma Fleck

Sources (5)

  • Chas Flack in household of Chas Flack, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Charles J Fleck, "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1949"
  • Charles J Fleck, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1871-1998"

World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

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.

1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.


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

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German vlec(ke), German Fleck ‘patch, spot’ or Yiddish flek, of varied application. Bahlow suggests that this may be a metonymic occupational name for a user of patches in repairing shoes, clothes, or utensils, or a habitational name from a place called with this word. In some parts of Germany this was the term for a type of round, flat loaf; the surname could therefore have arisen as a metonymic occupational name for a baker. In some cases the Jewish name was probably ornamental.

English (Northumberland) and Scottish: nickname derived from flecked ‘pied, spotted’, which is on record since 1377; the noun fleck ‘skin blemish: freckle’ is not recorded till 1596, but may well have existed earlier. Alternatively, a metonymic occupational name from Middle English flek(e) ‘hurdle’ (Old Norse fleki), for a maker of hurdles.

English: perhaps a shortened variant of Flecknoe, from the place so named in Wolfhampcote, Warwickshire.

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

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