Israel Barkus (1896 - 1967)

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Israel Barkus
1896 - 1967
updated February 06, 2019
Israel Barkus was born on December 22, 1896. He died in December 1967 at 70 years old. We know that Israel Barkus had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19120.


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Israel Barkus died in December 1967 at 70 years of age. He was born on December 22, 1896. We are unaware of information about Israel's family. We know that Israel Barkus had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19120.
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In 1896, in the year that Israel Barkus was born, on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

In 1902, by the time he was just 6 years old, about 150 thousand United Mine Workers went on strike in eastern Pennsylvania for a wage increase and more suitable hours. They eventually got a 10% raise and their workday was reduced from 10 hours to 9. Because winter was coming and most people at the time heated their homes with coal, President Teddy Roosevelt arbitrated between the owners and the workers - the first time that the Federal government arbitrated in a strike.

In 1918, Israel was 22 years old when in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.

In 1921, by the time he was 25 years old, the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

In 1967, in the year of Israel Barkus's passing, between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

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Rosemarie Barkus
Sep 8, 1979 - Nov 27, 2010
Sally Barkus
Jan 18, 1926 - April 1986
Debra J Barkus
Nov 2, 1952 - Nov 18, 2007
Crescent, PA
Frances Barkus
Oct 14, 1906 - January 1988
Ambler, PA
Mollie Barkus
Oct 10, 1896 - June 1982
Philadelphia, PA
Frank Barkus
Mar 21, 1913 - Dec 28, 1991
New Kensington, PA
Joseph Barkus
Mar 5, 1927 - March 1984
Minersville, PA
Gail Barkus
Jan 2, 1920 - Feb 25, 2005
Greensburg, PA
Alexander Barkus
Jan 26, 1880 - June 1963
Theodore Barkus
Sep 8, 1925 - Apr 1, 2000
Philadelphia, PA
Annette Barkus
Sep 29, 1925 - May 21, 1998
Philadelphia, PA
Jean J Barkus
Nov 2, 1924 - Dec 27, 2003
Port Orange, FL
Michael J Barkus
Nov 4, 1923 - Sep 19, 2006
Middletown, PA
Peter Barkus
Oct 19, 1894 - June 1978
Pittsburgh, PA
Dawn S Barkus
Jan 11, 1936 - Jun 8, 1998
York Haven, PA
Amelia C Barkus
Sep 24, 1929 - Mar 16, 2008
Butler, PA
Rita A Barkus
May 18, 1927 - Dec 13, 2010
Tallahassee, Florida
Daniel Ross Barkus
Sep 3, 1933 - Jun 30, 2010
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
John Francis Barkus
Jul 23, 1914 - Dec 17, 1965
Peter A Barkus
Feb 26, 1925 - Jun 10, 1989

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