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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Living

    Living married Living [Group Sheet]

    Living married Living [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Living
    2. Living

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Walter Alfred SMOCKWalter Alfred SMOCK was born 08 Aug 1923, Houston, Harris, TX (son of Walter Arthur SMOCK and Agatha POLKA); died 24 Oct 2004, Houston, Harris, TX.

    Other Events:

    • Name Variation: Rip Smock
    • Name Variation: Smokey Smock
    • Name Variation: Sonny Smock
    • Milit-Serv: 1942

    Notes:

    Rip Smock Tribute Website

    Name Variation:
    Walter's Uncle Marion Polka nicknamed him Rip because he liked to sleep a lot.

    Name Variation:
    Walter's mother and his aunts and uncles called him Sonny

    Name Variation:
    Nickname while in the Navy in WWII

    Milit-Serv:
    Served in the Navy during WWII

    Walter married Living [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Living
    Children:
    1. Living
    2. Living
    3. Living
    4. Living
    5. Living
    6. Living
    7. Living
    8. 1. Living
    9. Living


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Walter Arthur SMOCK was born 08 Jul 1895, Fairfield Twp, Crawford, PA; died 19 May 1973, Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX; was buried 21 May 1973, Everman Cemetery, Everman, Tarrant, TX.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1910, Fairfield Twp, Crawford, PA
    • Milit-Beg: 10 May 1917
    • Milit-End: 13 Mar 1919, Galveston, Galveston, TX

    Notes:

    Milit-Beg:
    Walter served in the U S Marine Corps as a PFC on board the following ships: Moare Island, Cal., Quantico, La., Galveston, Texas

    Milit-End:
    Marine Corps

    Walter married Agatha POLKA 03 Dec 1919; divorced Abt 1926. Agatha (daughter of Albert POLKA and Anna Mary MADUZIA) was born 05 Feb 1891, Marlin, Falls, TX; died 31 Oct 1979, Houston, Harris, TX. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Agatha POLKAAgatha POLKA was born 05 Feb 1891, Marlin, Falls, TX (daughter of Albert POLKA and Anna Mary MADUZIA); died 31 Oct 1979, Houston, Harris, TX.

    Other Events:

    • Name Variation: Agatha Smock
    • Name Variation: Agnes Polka
    • Baptism: 08 Feb 1891, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bremond, Robertson, TX
    • Occupation: 1930, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; Seamtress in casket factory
    • Occupation: 1940, Houston, Harris, TX; Floor lady on sewing project

    Notes:

    Married:
    Based on date of marriage license.

    Children:
    1. 2. Walter Alfred SMOCK was born 08 Aug 1923, Houston, Harris, TX; died 24 Oct 2004, Houston, Harris, TX.

  3. 6.  Jacob GHEORGHIUJacob GHEORGHIU was born 28 Oct 1885, St Gheorge, Romania; died 06 Nov 1964, Houston, Harris, TX.

    Other Events:

    • Name Variation: George Jacob Sr
    • Immigration: Bef Aug 1915, Pensacola, Escambia, FL
    • Occupation: Between 1916 and 1917; Owned Jacob's Cremery
    • Residence: Between 1916 and 1917, Houston, Harris, TX
    • Occupation: Between 1918 and 1920, Goose Creek, Harris, TX; Worked in oil field
    • Residence: Between 1918 and 1920, Goose Creek, Harris, TX
    • Occupation: Between 1922 and 1926; Bread salesman, Texas Bread Co
    • Residence: Between 1922 and 1926, 925 Robbie St, Houston, Harris, TX
    • Occupation: 1932, Houston, Harris, TX; Vice President at Main Baking, Inc., 2203 N. Main

    Notes:

    Birth:
    St Georghe is also listed on maps as Sfintu Gheorghe or Sfantu Gheorghe.

    Name Variation:
    Name was changed when he immigrated to USA.

    Immigration:
    Jacob was on a merchant marine ship docked in Pensacola when he got in a fight with the 1st mate. He thought that he had killed the 1st mate and he jumped ship. The Greek community hid him from the athorities. He had visited Pensacola in 1913 and had asked for the hand of Bertha Seiffert. He left FL in Aug 1915 and came to Houston with Bertha.

    Jacob married Bertha Clara Mary SEIFFERT 05 Aug 1915, Pensacola, Escambia, FL. Bertha was born 12 Jul 1900, Pascagoula, Jackson, MS; died 23 Apr 1982, Houston, Harris, TX. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Bertha Clara Mary SEIFFERTBertha Clara Mary SEIFFERT was born 12 Jul 1900, Pascagoula, Jackson, MS; died 23 Apr 1982, Houston, Harris, TX.

    Other Events:

    • Name Variation: Bertha Clara Jacob

    Children:
    1. Theodora Mary JACOB was born 02 Oct 1918, Houston, Harris, TX; died 11 Oct 2005, Houston, Harris, TX.
    2. Freida Georgie JACOB was born 19 Oct 1924, Houston, Harris, TX.
    3. 3. Living


Generation: 4

  1. 10.  Albert POLKAAlbert POLKA was born 11 Nov 1861, Gawrzylowa, Rzeszow, Galicia, Poland (son of Jakub PALKA and Jozefa KLOC); died 08 May 1921, St Joseph's Infirmary, Houston, Harris, TX; was buried 09 May 1921, Calvary Cemetery, Marlin, Falls, TX.

    Other Events:

    • Name Variation: Wojciech Palka
    • Baptism: 12 Nov 1861, Debica, Rzeszow, Galicia, Poland
    • Immigration: Mar 1879, New York, New York, NY
    • Emigration: 1883, Poland
    • Census: 1900, Falls, TX
    • Census: 1910, Walker, TX
    • Naturalization: 28 Jul 1919, Huntsville, Walker, TX
    • Census: 1920, Marlin, Falls, TX
    • Occupation: 1920, Marlin, Falls, TX; Cotton Farmer
    • Residence: 01 Jan 1920, Fairgrounds Rd, Marlin, Falls, TX
    • Will: 08 Sep 1920, Falls, TX
    • Probate: 21 Jul 1921, Marlin, Falls, TX

    Notes:

    Birth:
    House 39

    Immigration:
    According to his immigration papers, he arrived on the vessel Victoria, from Hamburg to New York.

    Naturalization:
    District Court - Apparently, Albert was never actually naturalized, although he did file a Declaration of Intention

    Residence:
    Albert's occupation was listed as cotton farmer.

    Buried:
    The obituary in the Marlin newspaper stated that the funeral was at 9:30 AM at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Marlin.

    Died:
    4:30 PM - The death certificate says he died in Marlin, but the obituary lists Houston. His funeral was in Marlin and he was buried in Calvary cemetary in Marlin. Albert died of stomach cancer.

    Albert married Anna Mary MADUZIA 07 Feb 1887, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bremond, Robertson, TX. Anna (daughter of Albert MADUZIA and Katarzyna SIWEK) was born 07 Dec 1867, Pilznionek, Rzeszow, Galicia, Poland; died 19 Jan 1949, Houston, Harris, TX. [Group Sheet]


  2. 11.  Anna Mary MADUZIAAnna Mary MADUZIA was born 07 Dec 1867, Pilznionek, Rzeszow, Galicia, Poland (daughter of Albert MADUZIA and Katarzyna SIWEK); died 19 Jan 1949, Houston, Harris, TX.

    Other Events:

    • Name Variation: Anna Mary Polka
    • Residence: 01 Jan 1920, Fairgrounds Rd, Marlin, Falls, TX
    • Census: 1930, Houston, Harris, TX
    • Occupation: 1930, Houston, Harris, TX; Painting instructor

    Notes:

    Birth:
    House 9

    Name:
    Name was frequently spelled Martuzia or Matuzia

    Residence:
    Albert's occupation was listed as cotton farmer.

    Children:
    1. 5. Agatha POLKA was born 05 Feb 1891, Marlin, Falls, TX; died 31 Oct 1979, Houston, Harris, TX.
    2. Victoria POLKA was born 06 Mar 1893, Falls, TX; died 06 Dec 1978, Houston, Harris, TX.
    3. Adam Edward POLKA was born 17 Dec 1894, Falls, TX; died 09 Dec 1990, Conroe, Montgomery, TX; was buried 12 Dec 1990, Lake 'O' Woods, Forest Park Lawndale, Houston, Harris, TX.
    4. Josephine POLKA was born 23 Dec 1896, Falls, TX; died 28 Sep 1981, Houston, Harris, TX.
    5. Lucille POLKA was born 15 Mar 1899, Falls, TX; died 27 Dec 1990, Houston, Harris, TX.
    6. Beatrice POLKA was born 12 May 1901, Falls, TX; died 1990, HI.
    7. Sophia POLKA was born 03 May 1903, New Waverly, Walker, TX; died 07 Jun 1995, Houston, Harris, TX.
    8. Leokadia POLKA was born 15 Jun 1905, New Waverly, Walker, TX; died Abt 1906, New Waverly, Walker, TX.
    9. Alice POLKA was born 14 Jun 1906, Marlin, Falls, TX; died 16 Dec 1990, Houston, Harris, TX; was buried Dec 1990, Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, Houston, Harris, TX.
    10. Felicem Maryanna POLKA was born 30 Sep 1907, New Waverly, Walker, TX; died 03 Nov 1907, New Waverly, Walker, TX.
    11. Marion Raymond POLKA was born 04 Aug 1911, New Waverly, Walker, TX; died 14 May 1967, Houston, Harris, TX.







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