Paul Amadeus Pisk

16 May 1893–12 January 1990 (Age 96)
Vienna, Austria

The Life Summary of Paul Amadeus

Paul Amadeus Pisk was born on 16 May 1893, in Vienna, Austria. He had at least 2 sons with Martha Frank. He died on 12 January 1990, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 96.

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Paul Amadeus Pisk
Martha Frank
Gerhardt Manuel "Gerald" Pisk
George Michael Pisk

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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company
Age 1
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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake
Age 13
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.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives
Age 36
Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

Name Meaning

German (of Slavic origin): topographic name for someone living or farming on sandy soil, from Sorbian pesk ‘sand’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Paul Pisk, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dr Paul Amadeus Pisk, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Dr Paul A Pisk in entry for Dr George Michael Pisk, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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