Monday, April 28, 2008
In 1900 Mary born about 1854 in Bohemia was married to Charles Dracka and living in Garfield Township with their children, Charles age 20; Mallie 15; Emmanuel 12; John age 9. Charles was age 53 and born in Bohemia also. His immigration date is given as 1879.
Charles died sometime between 1910 when he was 63 and the 1920 census where Mary is listed as a widow. She is living with son, John 28 at that time. John was still living at home with Mary in 1930. Grand Traverse County online index does not have a death record for Charles.
Until I see otherwise the possibilty that DEOEKA, CHARLES 00-00-1913 Liber 2, page 185 is this Charles survives. Long shot but time will tell. Charles Dracka's obit is on page 1 of 29 July 1913. Giving more credence to the death record of DEOEKA being his.
UPDATE: Matt send a death record for Charles Dracka from seekingmichigan.org date of death: 26 July 1913. So the date fits with the record Matt sent. http://seekingmichigan.org/u?/p129401coll7,735355