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
1886–1961
Bertha Jean Martin
1892–1957
Lavern W Tjarks
1913–
Elmer M Tjarks
1914–
Donald George Tjarks
1920–1998
Donald G Tjarks
1920–
Gene E Tjarks
1931–1992

Spouse and Children

children

(5)

    Lavern W Tjarks

    Male1913–Male

    Elmer M Tjarks

    Male1914–Male

    Donald George Tjarks

    Male1920–1998Male

    Donald G Tjarks

    Male1920–Male

    Gene E Tjarks

    Male1931–1992Male

Parents and Siblings

    George M Tjarks

    Male1850–1904Male

    Elise Margaretha Weerths

    Female1859–1895Female

siblings

(6)

+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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

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

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