Person:Sophia Polkow (2)

m. abt 1866
  1. Mary Polkow1867 -
  2. John C. Polkow1869 -
  3. Sophia Caroline Polkow1870 - 1952
  4. Minnie Polkow1875 - 1893
  5. Louis Polkow1879 -
m. 13 Mar 1895
  1. Olga A Becker1895 - 1981
  2. Alma C Becker1897 - 1967
  3. Adele Annamarie Becker1900 - 1960
  4. Charlotte Sophia Becker1906 - 1980
  5. Harold Becker1907 - 1910
Facts and Events
Name[1] Sophia Caroline Polkow
Alt Name Sophie Caroline Polkow
Gender Female
Birth[1][2][3][4] 8 Oct 1870 Thornton Township, Cook, Illinois, United States
Residence[4] 1880 Thornton Township, Cook, Illinois, United States
Marriage 13 Mar 1895 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United Statesto John Henry Becker
Residence 6 Apr 1906 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States5045 S. Justine
with John Henry Becker
Residence[6] 1930 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States5946 S. Laflin
Death[2][5] 28 Mar 1952 Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States7000 S Maplewood

Sophie's husband John died in 1926 at the fairly young age of 53, leaving her a widow at 56. She lived alone after him for 26 years. She died at age 81, of cancer (Carcinoma of Sigmoid, Metastatic Carcinomatosis, a 4 yr illness).

Census

Sophie Polkow Becker Census
Year Source Image
1880 1880 US Federal Population Census: Thornton Township, Cook County, Illinois
1900 1900 US Federal Population Census: Chicago Ward 30, Cook County, Illinois
1910 1910 US Federal Population Census: 29-Wd Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
1920 1920 US Federal Population Census: Chicago Ward 31, Cook County, Illinois
1930 1930 US Federal Population Census: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Image Gallery
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Cheryl Ahner Ashenfelter. Ahner Family Tree. (Family Tree, ca 1997).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sophie Polkow Becker Death Certificate. (Cook County Clerks Office), 1952.
    Death Certificate
  3. Charlotte Becker Black Birth Certificate, Name Of Person: Charlotte Becker. (Birth Certificate), 1906.
  4. 4.0 4.1 1880 US Federal Population Census: Thornton Township, Cook County, Illinois, 1880.
  5. John and Sophie Becker Headstone. (Cedar Park Cemetery, 123rd & Halsted, Chicago Illinois), 1952.
    Cedar Park Cemetery
  6. 1930 US Federal Population Census: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois (4), 1930.
  7.   1900 US Federal Population Census: Chicago Ward 30, Cook County, Illinois, 1900.
  8.   1910 US Federal Population Census: 29-Wd Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 1910.
  9.   1920 US Federal Population Census: Chicago Ward 31, Cook County, Illinois, 1920.
  10.   John Becker - Sophie Polkow Marriage Certificate. (Marriage Certificate), 1895.
    Marriage Certificate
  11.   Illinois State Archives Polkow Marriages, 1895.
    Marriage Record
  12.   Chicago Tribune. Becker Polkow Wedding Announcement, 1895.
  13.   Sophie Polkow in "Black and Feaster Lineages" at Ancestry.com