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Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko - Present day Slovakia showing Svinica and Vysna Kamenica. Svinica was Petőszinye in Austria-Hungary a
Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko

Present day Slovakia showing Svinica and Vysna Kamenica. Svinica was Petőszinye in Austria-Hungary and Vysna Kamenica was Felső Kemence (or Kemencze).

Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko - Svinica
Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko

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Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko - Svinica
Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko

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Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko - Possible immigration information from New York passenger records. Ship SS Trave (Bremen, Germany and
Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko

Possible immigration information from New York passenger records. Ship SS Trave (Bremen, Germany and Southhampton, England to New York) arrived in New York on 19 July 1890. Not positive these are the right people. Just a theory…

Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko - George (Midge) Feige, Elizabeth Tomko Korch, Pearl Korch
Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko

George (Midge) Feige, Elizabeth Tomko Korch, Pearl Korch
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Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko - 1926 Birthday card sent to daughter, Anna Feige
Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko

1926 Birthday card sent to daughter, Anna Feige
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Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko - Member
Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko

National Slovak Society of the United States of America 

Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko - Elizabeth Tomko Korch and Mary Korch
Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko

Elizabeth Tomko Korch and Mary Korch
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Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko

National Slovak Society - "Traveling Card"? December 1938
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Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko - Elizabeth Tomko Korch
Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko

Elizabeth Tomko Korch
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Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko - Elizabeth Tomko Korch
Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko

Elizabeth Tomko Korch
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Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko - Elizabeth Tomko Korch, Anna Korch Feige, Vivian Feige, Mary Korch
Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko

Elizabeth Tomko Korch, Anna Korch Feige, Vivian Feige, Mary Korch
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Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko - Elizabeth Tomko Korch
Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko

Elizabeth Tomko Korch
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Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko - Mount Zion Cemetery, Webster, MA
Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko

Mount Zion Cemetery, Webster, MA
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Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko - National Slovak Society - Life Insurance Policy Claim? 29 Jun 1946
Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko

National Slovak Society - Life Insurance Policy Claim? 29 Jun 1946
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Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko - National Slovak Society - Letter testifying that Elizabeth Korch is Elizabeth Kovalcik - dated 15 Ap
Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko

National Slovak Society - Letter testifying that Elizabeth Korch is Elizabeth Kovalcik - dated 15 Apr 1946
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 immigrant Slovakia  Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet)  Tomko

  (b. July 1868Svinica, Košice, Slovakia   d. 11 February 1946Thompson, Connecticut, USA )  

Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko was born July 1868 in Svinica, Košice, Slovakia . Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko was the child of George (György) Tomko and Anna Pasicsák (Pasitsák)

Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) was an immigrant to the United States, arriving by 1890.

She married  Andrew (András) Korch (Kovalčík) 22 August 1891 in Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam) .  The couple had (at least) 9 children. Andrew (András) Korch (Kovalčík)  was born July 1868 in Vyšná Kamenica, Košice, Slovakia .  He died 14 October 1939 in Webster, Massachusetts, USA .  He was the son of Andreas Kovalycik and Borka Stryciko.

Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko died 11 February 1946 in Thompson, Connecticut, USA.

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Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko married  immigrant Slovakia Andrew (András) Korch (Kovalčík)-- Date: 22 August 1891 Place: Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam) 

Andrew (András) Korch (Kovalčík) was the son of Andreas Kovalycik and Borka Stryciko

Name: Elizabeth Tomko
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 22 Aug 1891
Marriage Place: Manhattan, New York, USA
Spouse: Andreas Kovalycik
Certificate Number: 9870 New York, New York, Marriage Indexes 1866-1937 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: Index to New York City Marriages, 1866-1937. Indices prepared by the Italian Genealogical Group and the German Genealogy Group, and used with permission of the New York City Department of Records/ Municipal Archives.
Updated: 1/23/2014 10:14:03 AM

 immigrant Slovakia Elizabeth (Erzsébet) Korch (Tomko) (b.December 1884, Vyšná Kamenica, Košice, Slovakia   d. 1967, Webster, Massachusetts, USA)

immigrant Slovakia Andrew (András) Henry Korch (b.9 August 1887, Vyšná Kamenica, Košice, Slovakia   d. 21 April 1973, Webster, Massachusetts, USA)

 America/USA Anna R Korch (b.5 July 1891, East Lyme, Connecticut, USA  d. 28 October 1971, Dudley, Massachusetts, USA)

America/USA John Fred Korch (b.20 July 1892, East Lyme, Connecticut, USA  d. 23 September 1975, Manchester, Connecticut, USA)

 America/USA George Frank Korch (b.12 July 1894, East Lyme, Connecticut, USA  d. 1955, Webster, Massachusetts, USA)

 America/USA Edward Thomas Korch (b.1 April 1897, Thompson, Connecticut, USA  d. 26 January 1971, Webster, Massachusetts, USA)

 America/USA Mary B Korch (b.21 June 1900, , Connecticut, USA  d. 15 August 1965, , Ohio, USA)

America/USA Helen Korch (b.abt. 1902, , Connecticut, USA  d. , )

America/USA Mae Alice Korch (b.4 May 1908, Webster, Massachusetts, USA  d. 3 September 1972, Cleveland, Ohio, USA)

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July 1868
Svinica, Košice, Slovakia

1884 Birth of Child
Elizabeth (Erzsébet) Korch (Tomko) was born December 1884, Vyšná Kamenica, Košice, Slovakia

NOTE: Response to inquiry on -- "Yes, Andras Kovalcsik and Elizabeth Tomko had one son Andras, born 9 AUG 1889 there in Felso Kamence, but I am sorry to say, it seems that he was born out of wedlock. Andras Kovalcsik was an Lutheran and Elizabeth Tomko was Helvetian confession.
They...

1887 Birth of Child
Andrew (András) Henry Korch was born 9 August 1887, Vyšná Kamenica, Košice, Slovakia

USA 1890 - Yosemite National Park created

USA 1890 - December 29 - Wounded Knee Massacre occurred - 7th Cavalry killed more than 250 Lakota men, women and children; Sitting Bull killed at Little Eagle; Indian wars ended webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ sdtimeln.htm - December 29, 1890

1891 Marriage / Partner
Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko and Andrew (András) Korch (Kovalčík) 22 August 1891, Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam)

1891 Birth of Child
Anna R Korch was born 5 July 1891, East Lyme, Connecticut, USA


PROVIDENCE, R. I., Dec. 4. - The worst wreck ever experienced by the New-York and...Read MORE...

USA 1892 - NO MORE BARGE OFFICE. Immigrants Will Hereafter Land at Ellis Island.
New York, Jan. 1. - Without any ceremony or formal opening the immigration officials of this city today settled down on Ellis Island in the harbor and the barge office is known to them no more. The...Read MORE...

1892 Birth of Child
John Fred Korch was born 20 July 1892, East Lyme, Connecticut, USA

U.S. Presidents 1893 - March 4 - Grover Cleveland (1837–1908) becomes President of the United States

March 4, 1893

USA 1894 - Pullman strike
The Pullman Strike was a nationwide railroad strike in the United States in the summer of 1894. It pitted the American Railway Union (ARU) against the Pullman Company, the main railroads, and the...Read MORE...

1894 Birth of Child
George Frank Korch was born 12 July 1894, East Lyme, Connecticut, USA

U.S. Presidents 1897 - March 4 - William McKinley (1843-1901) becomes 25th President of the United States
With the support of Mark Hanna, a shrewd Cleveland businessman interested in safeguarding tariff protection, William McKinley became governor of Ohio in 1892 and Republican presidential candidate in...Read MORE...

1897 Birth of Child
Edward Thomas Korch was born 1 April 1897, Thompson, Connecticut, USA

USA 1897 - September 1 – The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground metro in North America.
in 1897, at 6 am, over 100 people crowded onto the first train to travel through a tunnel under downtown Boston. More than 100,000 people would take the three-and-a-half minute trip that day. They...Read MORE...

USA 1898 - April 25 – Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain; the U.S. Congress announces that a state of war has existed since April 21 (later backdating this one more day to April 20).
...On April 11, 1898, President William McKinley asked Congress for authorization to end the fighting in Cuba between the rebels and Spanish forces, and to establish a “stable government” that would...Read MORE...

USA 1898 - December 10 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Spanish-American War.
On December 10, the Treaty of Paris officially ended the Spanish-American War. The once-proud Spanish empire was virtually dissolved as the United States took over much of Spain's overseas holdings....Read MORE...

News 1899 - FIRE AT EAST THOMPSON. Railroad Station, Engine House and Signal Tower Burned Down.
New London, Nov. 7. - The railroad station at East Thompson, Conn., on the main line, Midland division, of the Consolidated Road, together with the engine house, signal tower and contents of ticket...Read MORE...

1900 Thompson, Windham, Connecticut
CT page 40 of 56 #526 Thompson. Andrew is listed as born in July 1868, 31 years old working in woolen mill.
Elizabeth July 1868, 31 years old. They have been married for 12 years. They have had 6 children. 6 children are still living.
Daughter Elizabeth, 15 and Son Andrew, 13 both born in...Read MORE...

USA 1900 - March 15 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing the United States currency on the gold standard.
The Gold Standard Act a Law.
Washington, March 15. - The gold standard act passed by congress, defining and fixing the standard of value, maintaining the parity of all forms of money issued or...Read MORE...

USA 1900 - June 1 – American temperance agitator Carrie Nation begins her crusade to demolish saloons.
Mrs. Carrie Nation, of this City, Invaded Six of Them last Thursday. Damage Estimated $350.

The peace, tranquility and prosperity of the Kiowa "Soda Fountains" were...Read MORE...

1900 Birth of Child
Mary B Korch was born 21 June 1900, , Connecticut, USA

U.S. Presidents 1901 - September 14 - Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) becomes 26th President of the United States
Assuming the presidency of the assassinated McKinley in 1901, Roosevelt embarked on a wide-ranging program of government reform and conservation of natural resources. He ordered antitrust suits...Read MORE...

USA 1903 - June 16 - Ford Motor Company is incorporated in Detroit, Michigan

USA 1903 - October - First World Series
The 1903 World Series was the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball. It matched the Boston Americans of the American League against the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National...Read MORE...

USA 1903 - December 17 – Orville Wright flies an aircraft with a petrol engine at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in the first documented, successful, controlled, powered, heavier-than-air flight.
Successful Trial of Kitty Hawk, N.C., of Wright Brother's Invention.

NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 18. - A successful trial of a flying machine was made yesterday near Kitty Hawk, ...Read MORE...

USA 1904 - April 30 – The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri (closes December 1).
Ice-cream cones were first served in 1904 at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition world's fair in St. Louis. Also, at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904, the ice cream cone was invented. An ice cream...Read MORE...

USA 1904 - June 28 - U.S. begins construction of Panama Canal
February 23 – For $10 million, the United States gains control of the Panama Canal Zone...

June 28 - A small U.S. workforce arrives in Panama to survey, plan, and continue the excavation begun by...Read MORE...

1908 Birth of Child
Mae Alice Korch was born 4 May 1908, Webster, Massachusetts, USA

USA 1908 - September 27 – Henry Ford produces his first Model T automobile. - September 27, 1908

U.S. Presidents 1909 - March 4 - William Howard Taft (1857-1930) becomes 27th President of the United States
When Teddy Roosevelt prepared to retire his presidency, this popular and influential politician promoted Taft as the next Republican president. Taft was elected president in 1908, serving one term. - March 4, 1909

CT page 17 of 54 #589 Thompson (Wilsonville Village) Andrew Korch listed as farmer, age 44.
With wife, Elizabeth, 44, born in Austria, parents both born in Austria.
Sons, George, 15, and Edward, 18, Mary, 9 and daughter Mae, age 2.
George works in a woolen mill. Children all born in CT....Read MORE...

USA 1910 - Comet Halley is visible from Earth. It won't be seen again until 1986.
May 18, 1910 Will Be the Biggest Day in Astronomical History, When for the First Time the Coming Celestial Stranger's Eccentric Orbit...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1913 - March 4 - Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) becomes 28th President of the United States
Wilson became the 28th president of the United States, serving two consecutive terms in the White House, from 1913 to 1921. During his time in office, Wilson faced many challenges at home and abroad, ...Read MORE...

USA 1913 - July 10 - The mercury hit 134 degrees at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, CA, the hottest reading of record for the North American continent.
Sandstorm conditions accompanied the heat. The high the previous day was 129 degrees, following a morning low of 93 degrees.
The Weather Channel -

USA 1913 - October 31 – The Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across the United States, is dedicated.
New Route Across Continent Will Be Inaugurated With Many Celebrations in Towns Touched by It.
New York, Oct. 31. - Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the new direct...Read MORE...

USA 1913 - December 23 – The Federal Reserve System is created as the central banking system of the United States by Woodrow Wilson's signature of the Federal Reserve Act. - December 23, 1913

USA 1914 - Woodrow Wilson signs a Mother's Day proclamation.
President Wilson Acts on Joint Resolution of Congress

Washington, May 9. - President Wilson today approved a joint resolution setting apart...Read MORE...

USA 1915 - The Rocky Mountain National Park is established by an act of the United States Congress.

Congress has just set aside 700 square miles of mountainous region near Denver which will hereafter be known as the Rocky Mountain National...Read MORE...

USA 1915 - January 25 - First United States coast-to-coast long-distance telephone call,
facilitated by a newly invented vacuum tube amplifier, ceremonially inaugurated by Alexander Graham Bell in New York City and his former assistant Thomas A. Watson, in San Francisco, California....Read MORE...

USA 1916 - On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14. - May 30, 1916

USA 1917 - March 2 – The enactment of the Jones Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.
Citizenship for Porto Ricans.
From the New York Herald.

With the passage of the new government bill by the Senate yesterday all doubts of the future status of Puerto Ricans are removed. American...Read MORE...

USA 1917 - April 6 – WWI: The United States declares war on Germany.

World War I: Entry Of The United States (

U.S. At...

USA 1917 - May 21 - The Great Atlanta fire of 1917 takes place.
Fire In Atlanta Razes 100 Blocks; Loss $2,000,000
Wide Residence Area in Northeast Swept by Flames Starting in Storage Building.
Soldiers Called To Aid
Dynamite Used Vainly to Prevent Blaze...

USA 1917 - June 5 – WWI: Conscription begins in the United States.
But He Must Register on Tuesday or Go to Jail

Eagle Bureau, 901 Colorado Building.

Washington, June 2 - As a betting ...

USA 1918 - March 19 – The United States Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time (DST goes into effect on March 31).
Getting Used to the "Daylight Saving" Time.

"Daylight saving" is now a law, if not a fact, and as both the government and railroads are to adopt the new system, and most factories, the public will ...Read MORE...

USA 1919 - February 26 – Grand Canyon National Park: An act of the United States Congress establishes most of the Grand Canyon as a United States National Park.

The senate bill to make the Grand Canyon a national park was passed last Monday and sent to conference. In the area set aside are 996 square...Read MORE...

USA 1919 - June 4 – Women's rights: The United States Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which would guarantee suffrage to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.

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USA 1919 - October 28 – Prohibition in the United States is authorized:

Roots of PROHIBITION The Time is Now (Ken Burns) (

The...

Thompson, CT Windham county image 47 of 59 ED 350 roll T625_198 shows Andrew (last name spelled KOCH)
estimated birth year 1866 living with Elizabeth and Mary E., Edward, Mary (daughter-in-law) and Louise (granddaughter).
Andrew appears to be 53, b. Slovakland (northern Hungary), year of...Read MORE...

USA 1920 - January 17 - Prohibition goes into effect on January 17, 1920, under the provisions of the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
'Cans' and 'Can'ts' of Amendment
Dry Amendment 'Cans' and 'Can'ts'

Here are some of the things you can do under a prohibition amendment and title 2 of the Volstead enforcement act, effective at...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1921 - March 4 - Warren G. Harding (1865-1923) becomes 29th President of the United States
When the 1920 convention was deadlocked between Leonard Wood and Frank O. Lowden, Harding became the dark-horse nominee on his solemn affirmation that there was no reason in his past that he should...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1923 - August 2 - Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) becomes 30th President of the United States
After Warren Harding's death Vice-President Coolidge became President and handled the Washington scandals with care and finally managed to save the Republican Party from public blame for the...Read MORE...

USA 1924 - June 2 - Congress Granted Citizenship to All Native Americans Born in the U.S.
Citizenship Given Indians
- Long Beach Press -

Every native-born Indian in this country is made a citizen of the United States by act of President Coolidge in signing the Indian Citizenship...Read MORE...

USA 1926 - November 11 – U.S. Route 66 is established.

Traveling Route 66
Smithsonian Channel ( - November 11, 1926

USA 1927 - May 20–21 – Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo, nonstop transatlantic airplane flight, carried out from New York City to Paris, France, in his single-engined aircraft, the Spirit of St. Louis.

The Lindbergh Story by Questar Video (


U.S. Presidents 1929 - March 4 - Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) becomes 31st President of the United States
In the election of 1928, Hoover overwhelmed Gov. Alfred E. Smith of New York, the Democratic candidate and the first Roman Catholic to run for the presidency. He soon faced the worst depression in...Read MORE...

USA 1929 - St Valentine's Day Massacre
Gunmen of Alphonse Capone (1899-1947) murder seven rival Chicago mobsters in the "St. Valentine's Day Massacre." resources/ state-history-timeline/ illinois.html - February 14, 1929

USA 1929 - October 24–29 – Wall Street Crash of 1929: Three multi-digit percentage drops wipe out more than $30 billion from the New York Stock Exchange (10 times greater than the annual budget of the federal government).

1929 : The Great Crash.
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In the 1920s,...

In 1930 US Census, a John Tomcko, age 40 and his wife Anna, age 41 are living in Windham, Windham, Connecticut with their family. John and Anna were both born in Slovakia. John came to the US in 1915. Anna came in 1903. John's age of 1st marriage is 21. Anna's is 20. Living with them are son,...Read MORE...

Thompson, CT Windham county shows Andrew Korcha living with Elizabeth on Long Branch Road (owns the property).
Elizabeth and Andrew born in Czechoslovakia. Both Age 64. Estimated birth years 1866.
Age of first marriage for both: 19
Both are able to read, write and speak English.
Their home is...

USA 1930 - July 7 - Construction begins on the Hoover Dam (originally known as the Boulder Dam)

The Story of Hoover Dam
The Best Film Archives...

USA 1931 - March 3 – The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the United States National anthem.
WASHINGTON - March 3 - (AP) - The Senate today passed and sent to the House a bill to make "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem. The bill was approved without debate...Read MORE...

USA 1931 - May 1 - The Empire State Building Opens
President Herbert Hoover pressed a button in Washington, D.C., and on came the lights in the world's tallest skyscraper. Before that, the Chrysler Building briefly held the record at 1046 feet....Read MORE...

USA 1932 - May 20–May 21 – Amelia Earhart flies from the USA to Derry, Northern Ireland in 14 hours 54 minutes.
Amelia Earhart is First Woman to Fly Atlantic Ocean Alone

New York, May 21. (AP) - Word was received here this afternoon that Mrs. Putnam had taken off in her own plane for London.

Culmore,...

U.S. Presidents 1933 - March 4 - Franklin D. Roosevelt (1822-1945) becomes 32nd President of the United States - The only President to be elected four times.
In 1932, Roosevelt received the Democratic nomination for president and immediately launched a campaign that brought new spirit to a weary and discouraged nation. He defeated Hoover by a wide margin. ...Read MORE...

USA 1933 - March, The Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a "Bank holiday", closing all United States banks and freezing all financial transactions.

The Causes of The Great Depression
Reading Through History...

USA 1933 - April 5 - President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a national emergency and issues Executive Order 6102, making it illegal for U.S. citizens to own substantial amounts of monetary gold or bullion.
Issues A New Call For Gold
Roosevelt Orders Return to Federal Reserve Banks of All Amounts over $100 Held by Individuals.
Treasury to Issue licenses Permitting Use of Gold in...

USA 1933 - April 19 – The United States officially goes off the gold standard.
U.S. Off the Gold Standard
First Time in Half Century

United States' Action in Leaving Gold Standard Felt Over the World
(By The Associated Press).

The first official departure of the United...

USA 1933 - November 8 – New Deal: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million of the unemployed. - November 8, 1933

USA 1933 - December 5 – The 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed, repealing Prohibition.
Obey Rum Law, F.D.R. Urges
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5. (AP) - President Roosevelt late today signed a proclamation declaring the prohibition amendment had been repealed.

In the proclamation, the...

USA 1934 - April 12 - Winds atop Mount Washington, NH, averaged 186 mph for five minutes, with a peak gust of 231 mph, the highest wind speed ever clocked in the world. - April 12, 1934

USA 1935 - Dust Bowl: The great dust storm in the United States hits eastern New Mexico and Colorado, and western Oklahoma the hardest.

Weather History: 1935 Black Sunday Dust Storm

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USA 1935 - August 14 – United States President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law.
Roosevelt Sees New Steps To Social Security For Nation
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15. (AP). - President Roosevelt, embarking the government on the New Deal's vast social security program, forsees further...Read MORE...

USA 1935 - September 30 - Roosevelt Dedicates Boulder Dam (later to be known as Hoover Dam)
Government Spending Is To Be Ended
Private Industry Mus Now Maintain Recovery Pay Says F.R.

by Frederick A. Storm
United Press White House Correspondent

BOULDER DAM, Nev., Sept. 30 (U.P.) -...

USA 1937 - May 6 – Hindenburg disaster:
In the United States, the German airship Hindenburg bursts into flame when mooring to a mast in Lakehurst, New Jersey. Of the 36 passengers and 61 crew on board, 13 passengers and 22 crew die, as...Read MORE...

USA 1937 - July 2 - Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappear after taking off from New Guinea during Earhart's attempt to become the first woman to fly around the world.
First Attempt at Hazardous Trip Halted by Accident
First Plan to Fly Westward Changed to Eastward Itinerary

WASHINGTON, July 2 (AP) ...

USA 1938 - October 24 - The minimum wage is established by law in the United States. - October 24, 1938

USA 1939 - April 30 - World's Fair opens in New York City

1939 Death of Spouse/Partner
Andrew (András) Korch (Kovalčík) died 14 October 1939, Webster, Massachusetts, USA

1940 Thompson, Windham, Connecticut
114 Wilsonville
Kovalchk Elizabeth, head, 73, widow, b. Austria
Kovalcek George, head, 45, b. CT, weaver, woolen mill. $496
Kovalcek Warren, son, 11, b. CT
1940 U.S. Census
Added: 4/7/2012 1:02:47 PM - Beckie  Updated: 4/7/2012 1:02:56 PM - Beckie

USA 1941 - January 13 – All persons born in Puerto Rico since this day are declared U.S. citizens by birth, through U.S. federal law. - January 13, 1941

USA 1941 – June 16 - National Airport opens in Washington, DC.
The airlines draw straws to determine who would land at National Airport first and American Airlines wins the honor. The airplane is piloted by Bennett H. Griffin, who becomes the manager of National ...Read MORE...

USA 1941 - December 7 - Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor
Attack on Pearl Harbor: Aircraft flying from Imperial Japanese Navy carriers launch a surprise attack on the United States fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, thus drawing the United States into World...Read MORE...

USA 1941 - December 8 - WWII: President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his "Infamy Speech"

WarArchives (

President of the United States Franklin D. ...

USA 1942 - February 2 – WWII: President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt signs an executive order directing the internment of Japanese Americans and the seizure of their property.

This Was Life for Japanese-Americans During WWII
Smithsonian Channel...

USA 1942 - June 4–June 7 – WWII: The Battle of Midway: The Japanese naval advance in the Pacific is halted.

Naval History and Heritage Command ( - June 7, 1942

USA 1942 - November 28 - Cocoanut Grove fire: A fire in the Cocoanut Grove night club in Boston, Massachusetts, kills 491.

Boston, Nov. 30 (AP) - A tiny match flame in the hands...Read MORE...

USA 1942 - December 1 – Gasoline rationing begins in the United States.
License Numbers To Be on Coupons

When individuals obtain their basic "A" gasoline rationing book, they must write their license number and states in which the automobile was registered on the back ...Read MORE...

USA 1943 - February 7 – WWII: In the United States, it is announced that shoe rationing will go into effect in 2 days.
Steps in Rationing Listed

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (AP) - Step forward in your last pair of unrationed shoes and consider 13 months of rationing in the United States -

Tires came first. A buying...

USA 1943 - Penicillin first used successfully to treat a patient

Changes Method Of War On Germs; Pales "Glory" Of Sulfa

By Howard W. Blakeslee
NEW YORK, Aug. 2. - (AP) - A new era in medicine, the conquest of germs by...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1945 - April 12 - Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) becomes 33rd President of the United States
Elected vice president in 1944, Truman became president upon Roosevelt's sudden death in April 1945 and was immediately faced with the problems of winding down the war against the Axis and preparing...Read MORE...

11 February 1946
Thompson, Connecticut, USA

Died in Fabyan section of Thompson, CT

WEBSTER, Feb. 11. - Mrs. Elizabeth (Tomko) Korch, 81, a former resident, died today in Fabyan, Conn. She leaves 81 descendants, including four daughters, Elizabeth and Mary Korch, Mrs. Anna Feige and Mrs. Mae Agacki; four sons, George, Andrew, John and Edmond, all of Webster; 40 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren also survive.

The body was taken to the funeral home of Bernard J. Shaw. Services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 in the Church of the Reconciliation. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Worcester Daily Telegram
Worcester, Massachusetts
Tuesday, February 12, 1946

Mrs. Elizabeth Korch
WEBSTER - Feb. 14 -

The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Korch of Ash street was this afternoon with services in the Church of the Reconciliation. Reverend Theodore Johnson officiated. Bearers were William Feige, Richard Feige, Edward Korch, Leo Baker, George Wentworth and James Goode. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery in charge of Bernard J. Shaw.

Worcester Daily Telegram
Worcester, Massachusetts
Thursday, February 14, 1946

Buried at:
Mount Zion Cemetery
Old Worcester Rd.
Rte 12
Webster, Massachusetts, USA

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