Indiana McCaslins

Harry A SokelAge: 63 years18881952

Harry A Sokel
Birth May 4, 1888 31 25
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a brotherOtto M Sokel
February 1890 (Age 20 months)
Birth of a brotherJames A Sokel
September 1893 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Sokel
May 1895 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterAgnes Sokel
January 1898 (Age 9 years)
Census 1900 (Age 11 years)
Census 1910 (Age 21 years)
Census 1920 (Age 31 years)
Census 1925 (Age 36 years)
Census 1930 (Age 41 years)
Note: Last name transcribed as Sobel
Death of a motherMary Barta
September 27, 1935 (Age 47 years)
Census 1940 (Age 51 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Sokel
September 19, 1943 (Age 55 years)
Death of a fatherSimon Sokel
December 31, 1943 (Age 55 years)
Note: Last name transcribed as Sokol
Death of a brotherOtto M Sokel
August 19, 1946 (Age 58 years)
Death 1952 (Age 63 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Burial 1952 (on the date of death)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Topeka Cemetery, Section 92 (Find A Grave Memorial# 16312855)
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elder sister
3 years
22 months
younger brother
Otto M Sokel
Birth: February 1890 33 27Illinois
Death: August 19, 1946Chicago, Cook, Illinois
4 years
younger brother
21 months
younger brother
William Sokel
Birth: May 1895 38 32Illinois
Death: September 19, 1943Chicago, Cook, Illinois
3 years
younger sister
Family with Anna Kathleen (Kathleen) Smizer - View this family


Last name transcribed as Sobel


Topeka Cemetery, Section 92 (Find A Grave Memorial# 16312855)

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In the 1900 US Federal Census for Chatsworth, Livingston, Illinois, 43-year-old German-born tailor Simon and his 39-year-old Bohemia-born wife Mary [Barta] Sokol [sic] have been married 17 years and have had eight children, six are living. These six Illinois-born children are 14-year-old Pauline, 13-year-old Harry, 10-year-old Otto, 6-year-old James, 5-year-old William and 2-year-old Agnes. The family is living in a rented house. Pauline, Harry and Otto have attended school nine months of the past year. Simon, Mary, Pauline, Harry and Otto can read, write and speak English. Simon is a tailor. Simon immigrated to the United States in 1880, has been a resident for 20 years and is a naturalize citizen. Mary immigrated in 1864, so she has been a resident of the United States for 36 years. Simon's parents were born in Germany, Mary's in Bohemia, and the children's father was born in Germany and their mother in Bohemia.s3821

In the 1910 US Federal Census for Chicago, Cook, Illinois, 45-year-old Illinois-born [sic] Mary A [Barta] Skol was married once, and the marriage lasted for 25 years. However, her husband is not in this household [he is living as a border in Chatsworth, Livingston, Illinois], which only contains Mary's five [sic] Illinois-born children, 22-year-old Harry A, 20-year-old Otto M, 17-year-old James A, 15-year-old William J 12-year-old Agnes M, 9-year-old Gertrude L and 7-year-old Carl T. William, Agnes, Gertrude and Carl have attended school in the past year. Mary has no occupation but owns the home at 5929 (rear) Sangomon Street, in which they are living. Harry is a clerk in a railroad office, Otto is a shipping clerk in a retail dry goods store, and William is an office boy in a jewelery store. None of them has had a month or more out of work in the past year. Everyone can read, write and speak English. Mary's parents were born in Germany [sic]. The children's parents were born in Illinois.s3819

On 5 Jun 1917 when Harry A Sokel registers for the WWI Draft, he states that he is 29-years old, is living in Texhoma [sic Texoma], Sherman, Texas, that he was borm 4 May 1888 in Chicago, Illinois which makes him a natural born citizen. He is a telegraph operator for the "C. R.I. & P." Railroad Company [Chicago, Rhode Island and Pacific] located in Texhoma [sic], Texas, and Oklahoma. Harry has a wife and a child under 12 years old. He never has served in the military and claims exemption on the basis of his dependents. His description is medium height and slender build, with brown eyes and hair. He is not bald.s3818

In the 1920 US Federal Census for McPherson, McPherson, Kansas, 31-year-old Illinois-born telegraph operator, Harry A and his 25-year-old Missouri-born wife Kathleen [Smizer] Sokel have in their household their 4-year-old Kansas-born daughter Ruth. Harry's parents were born in Illinois, Kathleen's father was born in Missouri and mother in Kansas, and Ruth's father was born in Illinois and her mother in Missouri. The adults can read, write and speak English.s3817

In the 1925 Kansas State Census for Langdon, Reno, Kansas, 35-year-old Illinois-born railroad agent H A and his 29-year-old Missouri-born wife Kathleen [Smizer] Sokel have in their household their 9-year-old Kansas-born daughter Ruth. The family is living in a rented house. H A and Kathleen came to Kansas from Oklahoma before 1916 as calculated from their daughter's birth information. Everyone can read and write. Ruth has attended school in the past year.s3816