Joseph Vanek (1898 - 1956)

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Joseph Vanek
1898 - 1956
updated February 06, 2019
Joseph Vanek was born on October 30, 1898. He died in June 1956 at 57 years old.


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Joseph Vanek died in June 1956 at age 57. He was born on October 30, 1898. There is no information about Joseph's immediate family.
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In 1898, in the year that Joseph Vanek was born, on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

In 1909, by the time he was just 11 years old, William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

In 1911, when he was merely 13 years old, the first use of aircraft as an offensive weapon occurred in the Turkish-Italian War. First used for aerial reconnaissance alone, planes were then used in aerial combat to shoot down recon planes. In World War I, planes and zeppelins evolved for use in bombing.

In 1930, Joseph was 32 years old when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1956, in the year of Joseph Vanek's passing, this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

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Other Joseph Vaneks

Joseph J Jr Vanek
Born: around 1910
Ohio, United States
Joseph E Vanek
Born: around 1914
United States
Joseph A Vanek
Born: around 1919
Pennsylvania, United States
Joseph T Vanek
Born: around 1911
New York, United States
Joseph v Vanek
Born: around 1918
New York, United States
Joseph L Jr Vanek
Born: around 1923
Massachusetts, United States
Joseph B Vanek
Born: around 1922
United States
Joseph N Vanek
Born: around 1919
New York, United States
Joseph Vanek
Born: around 1911
Texas, United States
Joseph Vanek
Mar 19, 1911 - Jul 21, 1956
Joseph J Vanek
Dec 31, 1969 - Feb 13, 1956
Joseph F Vanek
Oct 6, 1907 - Jan 21, 1956
Joseph T. Vanek
Born: around 1970
Joseph R. Vanek Jr
Born: around 1914
Joseph B. Vanek
Born: around 1949
Joseph Vanek
Feb 19, 1923 - June 1973
West Springfield, Massachusetts

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Eleanore Vanek
May 13, 1914 - Jan 15, 1989
Cleveland, OH
Elmer Vanek
Jan 4, 1907 - June 1962
Edwin Vanek
Sep 10, 1905 - March 1986
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Mickey N Vanek
Dec 3, 1914 - Mar 26, 1990
Barbara Vanek
May 5, 1896 - May 1986
Maple Heights, Ohio
Jack R Vanek
Mar 8, 1918 - May 2, 1992
Bedford, OH
Theodore Vanek
Aug 30, 1902 - November 1973
Cleveland, Ohio
Frank Vanek
Apr 21, 1906 - Sep 24, 1996
Costa Mesa, CA
Tillie M Vanek
Nov 5, 1903 - Nov 10, 1996
Cleveland, OH
Joseph J Vanek
Jan 14, 1916 - Feb 12, 1994
Cleveland, OH
John Vanek
May 17, 1911 - October 1981
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Ethel M Vanek
Mar 17, 1907 - Mar 23, 2005
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Charles Vanek
Aug 27, 1899 - July 1968
Bellaire, Ohio
Frank Vanek
Sep 16, 1907 - June 1982
Cleveland, Ohio
Kathrine Vanek
Jul 10, 1913 - April 1982
Powhatan Point, Ohio
Joseph Vanek
Mar 12, 1934 - May 1968
Leona M Vanek
Jan 31, 1937 - Oct 27, 2003
Cleveland, OH
Tim Vanek
Aug 5, 1938 - January 1986
Stephen Vanek
Aug 24, 1907 - March 1984
Akron, Ohio
Linda Kaye Vanek
Apr 17, 1954 - Jun 5, 2010
Rock Creek, Ohio

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May 8, 1898 - February 1983
Cleveland, Ohio
Walter Woznicki
May 29, 1909 - October 1986
North Royalton, Ohio
Frank Sorgatz
Oct 16, 1876 - June 1966
Kent, Ohio
Josef Handler
Jun 11, 1880 - September 1968
Avon Lake, Ohio
Marie Williams
Jun 21, 1903 - October 1965
Frances F Starinsky
Sep 18, 1913 - May 16, 1997
Westlake, OH
Florence N Cerny
Aug 4, 1915 - Nov 12, 2000
Lakewood, OH
Mary G Reeder
Mar 3, 1912 - Mar 5, 1998
Olympia, WA
Catherine A Javorek
Jul 26, 1918 - May 10, 2011
Beachwood, Ohio
Catherine Brinsky
Sep 14, 1902 - Jun 27, 1993
Euclid, OH
Rose Fester
Dec 13, 1913 - Apr 1, 2004
Oxnard, CA
Rose Chandek
Dec 17, 1914 - Dec 15, 1993
Cleveland, OH
Mae Schoendorf
Nov 15, 1897 - March 1970
Bedford, Ohio
Mary Bender
Mar 25, 1894 - August 1977
Orlando, Florida
Marie Zaletel
Aug 28, 1901 - February 1976
Mentor, Ohio
Elizabeth Savchak
Jan 25, 1900 - November 1969
North Olmsted, Ohio
Elsie Drllicka
Nov 11, 1916 - May 1982
Cleveland, Ohio
Mary Slovick
Jun 21, 1900 - August 1981
Cleveland, Ohio
Mary Loeblein
Feb 21, 1907 - December 1973
Euclid, Ohio
Josephine Perusek
Mar 11, 1901 - Jan 13, 1991
Cleveland, OH
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