George Tjarks

9 September 1886–27 January 1961 (Age 74)
Kramm, Peoria, Illinois, United States

The Life of George

When George Tjarks was born on 9 September 1886, in Kramm, Peoria, Illinois, United States, his father, George M Tjarks, was 35 and his mother, Elise Margaretha Weerths, was 27. He had at least 5 sons with Bertha Jean Martin. He lived in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States for about 5 years and Limestone Township, Peoria, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 27 January 1961, at the age of 74, and was buried in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Tjarks
Bertha Jean Martin
Lavern W Tjarks
Elmer M Tjarks
Donald George Tjarks
Donald G Tjarks
Gene E Tjarks

Spouse and Children



    Lavern W Tjarks


    Elmer M Tjarks


    Donald George Tjarks


    Donald G Tjarks


    Gene E Tjarks


Parents and Siblings

    George M Tjarks


    Elise Margaretha Weerths




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 6

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 20

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

North German and Frisian: patronymic from Tjark, a form of the Germanic personal name Theodoric ( see Dietrich ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Tjarks, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George Tjarks, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George Tjarks, "United States Census, 1930"

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