RAYMOND IRISH FALK

B. June 10, 1899 in Illinois
D. December 2, 1953 in Buffalo, Erie County, NY
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  • Father: August R. Falk born October 20, 1874 in Wisman (possibly Wismar), Germany son of August Falk and Kathrine Falk; August died August 24, 1920 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; buried in Montrose Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL
  • Mother: Katherine “Katie” (Irmiter) Falk born June 1874 in Illinois daughter of Jakob Irmiter (1834-1905) and Sophia (Wehrmann) Irmiter (1847-1927); Katherine died October 1957
  • Wife: Matilda A. Kuntz born June 13, 1900 in Illinois daughter of Martin Frank Kuntz (1862-1919) and Anna (Born) Kuntz (1866-?), married March 8, 1922 in Cook County, IL; died June 1986
  • Children:
    1. Jacqueline Rae (Falk) Dungan born July 24, 1933 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Jacqueline died October 1984
    2. Lee Wayne Falk born December 21, 1936 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; veteran U.S. Air Force (1957-1961); married Judith Arlene Pyles (1940-2018) on September 21, 1963 in Antioch, Lake County, IL, daughter of Clarence Pyles and Agnes (Bailey) Pyles; Lee died November 2, 2005; Lee and Judith are buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Wilmot, Kenosha County, WI
  • Siblings:
    • Ruth M. (Falk) Heidke born November 1897 in Illinois; married Frank L. Heidke (1893-1967) on April 5, 1917 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Ruth died November 1970

Additional Information:

According to the 1900 U.S. Census for City of Chicago, Town of Lake View, Cook County, IL living at 616 Roscoe St., the household members were: August Falk, head, born October 1874, age 25, married 4 years, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, immigrated 1883, 17 years in U.S., occupation: teamster; Katie Falk, wife, born June 1874, age 26, married 4 years, 2 children born, 2 children living, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany; Ruth Falk, daughter, born November 1897, age 2, single, born in Illinois; Raymond Falk, son, born June 1899, age 11/12, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 3845 N. Oakley Avenue, the household members were: August Falk, head, age 35, married once for 18 years, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, occupation: teamster – malt; Catherine Falk, wife, age 35, married once for 18 years, 4 children born, 2 children living, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany; Ruth Falk, daughter, age 14, single, born in Illinois; Raymond Falk, son, age 10, single, born in Illinois.

According to the U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:
Raymond Irish Falk, residing at 3945 N. Oakley, Chicago, Ill., age 19, born June 10, 1899, occupation: order filler at Richardson, 305 N. Adams, Chicago, nearest relative: Mr. A. R. Falk at 3845 N. Oakley, tall, medium build, brown eyes, brown hair, signed September 12, 1918.

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL, living at 3845 Oakley Avenue, the household members were: August Falk, head, age 45, married, immigrated 1882, born in Germany, parents born in Germany, occupation: laborer – buildings; Catherine Falk, wife, age 45, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Germany; Raymond Falk, son, age 20, single, born in Illinois, occupation: salesman – dry good.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 6223 Artesian Ave., the household members were: Raymond Flak, head, age 30, married at age 22, born in Illinois, father born in Germany, mother born in Illinois, occupation: battery service – proprietor; Matilda Ralk, wife, age 29, married at age 21, born in Illinois, parents born in Ohio, occupation: bookkeeper – furniture.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 3941 Janssen Ave., the household members were: Raymond Falk, head, age 40, married, highest grade completed: H3, born in Illinois, lived in sample place in 1935, occupation: bookkeeper – government project; Matilda Falk, wife, age 39, married, highest grade completed: H2, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935; Jacqueline Falk, daughter, age 6, single, highest grade completed: 1, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935; Lee Falk, brother (sic), age 3, single, born in Illinois.

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Friday, December 4, 1953, page 56:

“FALK – Raymond Falk, suddenly, at Buffalo, N. Y., husband of Matilda, father of Jacqueline and Lee, son of Mrs. Katherine Falk, brother of Mrs. Ruth Heidke.  Funeral at Strang’s funeral home, Grayslake, Ill., Saturday, at 2 p. m.”

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