Mary (Goldschnikl) Toth (1880 - 1961)



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in Nagybörzsöny, Szobi County, Pest County Hungary


on in Bemidji, Beltrami County, Minnesota United States
Cause of death: Heart Attack

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Father: Janos Goldschnikl
Parent: Roselle Catherine Gehmacher Goldschnikl
Siblings: Gusztav Goldschnikel, Carl Gotsnik, Madia Goldschnikl, and John Goldschnikl

Spouse: Harkas Ferencz

Husband: Adam Toth
Children with Adam: Stephen Toth, John Toth, Adam Toth Jr., and Mary (Toth) Gromak


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1880 - In the year that Mary (Goldschnikl) Toth was born, on February 2nd the city of Wabash, Indiana became the third city in the world to be lit by electricity.

1925 - At the age of 45 years old, Mary was alive when on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

1933 - By the time she was 53 years old, the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

1941 - She was 61 years old when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

1961 - In the year of Mary (Goldschnikl) Toth's passing, on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

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Born Maria Goldschinkl October 29, 1880 in Nagyborzsony, Hungary of Janos Goldschinkl and Roselle Katherine Gehmaker Goldschnikl. Married Harkas Frenencz June, 1, 1903 in Budapest. Arrived in NY,NY, USE in 1905. Worked as housekeeper. Was deported 1909. Met Adam Toth on ship to Vukolovar, Yugoslavia. Returned to US in 1911. Married Adam Toth on Sept. 2, 1911. Lived on house on Loomis St., Chicago, IL. Had son John 1916, daughter Mary, 1920, son Adam, Jr. 1922, and son Stephen 1923. Adam retired as foundry foreman in 12951 and followed sone Stephen to Bemidji, MN. Purchased resort from son Adam Jr, wife Lucy and sons William and Richard Toth on Little Turtle Lake, 11 miles north of Bemidji, MN. Stephen and bride Elizabeth Kreydich had one son Stephen Jr. and a daughter Joye. Mary married Ted Gromak in 1941 and had a sone Ronald, a daughter Andrea and another son John. Their son John married in 1930 tp Marion Kueche. He took his life on March 7, 1958. Mary Goldschnickle died May 4, 1961 on the campus of Bemidji State College going to see a concert. Adam married Elizabeth Foris on Oct. 30, 1961, she had 5 children and had been a widow for 40 years. Elizabeth died Feb. 14, 1984. Adam died June 26, 1989. Adam is flanked by his wived at the Greenwood cemetery. Adam Jr. died in 1978 in Colorado Springs, CO. Stephen died Sept. 7, 2007 in Davenport, IA. Mary died December 22, 2013 in Santa Maria, CA.

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