Individual Record 296

Name}   Chaloupek, Virginia Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Cir 1915 Place} Chelsea, Tama, Iowa
Mar.1: Date} Cir 1939 Place}     ,     Iowa
Mar.2: Date} Exa 19 Nov 1946  M Place} Alhambra, Los Angeles, California     (Link)
Death: Date} Aft 1957 Place}  
Burial: Date}   Place}  
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1}   73 = Interview
Source 2} 1463=1920 USA cen
Source 3} 1464=1925 IA cen
Source 4} 1465=1930 USA cen
Source 5} 1466=1940 USA cen
Source 6} 1430=Marriage rec
Source 7} 988 = City directory
Source 8} 1128=Passenger ls
Source 9} 326 = Phone book
Source 10} 
Source 11} 
Parents: } Edward John Chaloupek & Emily Marie Dvorak
   Relationship No.} Not traced
1st Household No.} 597 = Chelsea, Tama, Iowa
      Occupation 1} Stenographer
       Occupation 2}  
  Religion/Church} Presbyterian
Spouses:   Prime} Olson, Frank Thomas
                              Robin H. Watt
 Total Number of} 2?
Notes:  Virginia Chaloupek was born in 1915 in Chelsea, Tama, Iowa.  Her parents were Edward John Chaloupek and Emily Marie Dvorak.  In the 1920 U.S. census, the family was living in Chelsea.  Her father was a salesman, working in a store.  Living with the family was her paternal grandfather, John Chaloupek, born in Bohemnia, now the Czech Republic.  In the 1925 Iowa State census, Virginia, age 10, had a brother, A.J.(John) age 4.  In the 1930 U.S. census, her father was a merchant in a general store, working on his own account.  The family owned their home, valued at $2,500. and they had a radio.

Virginia may have married a Robin H. Watt.  In the 1940 U.S. census, Virginia, age 25, and R.H. Watt, age 26, were living at 1555 24th Street, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa.  The rent was $35. per month.  They had a son, David, age 7 months.  Virginia had a high school education, and was a stenographer, working for the state government.  She had earned $1,200. the prior year.  Her husband also had a high school education, and was a cook for a men's dormitory.  He had earned $530. the prior year.  The census reports that in 1935, Virginia was living in Willow Springs, Howell, Missouri.  In the Des Moines, Iowa, City Directory, 1941,a Virginia and Robin Watt were living at 1015 Clark; he was a salesman.  It is not known what hapened to this marriage, or child.

Virginia Chaloupek Watt moved to California, and married Frank Thomas Olson on 19 Nov 1946, in Alhambra, Los Angeles, California.  In the San Marino, California, City Directory, 1950 through 1952, Virginia and Frank are listed living at 1541 Euston Ave., San Marino.  In the 1953 directory, their address is 1145 Oakwood Drive, San Marino.  Frank was the owner of the Olson Lumber Company, Alhambra.  They visited Hawaii, as the passenger lists record them leaving Honolulu on 28 Dec 1953 aboard the S.S. Lurline, bound for Los Angeles, via Hilo, Hawaii.

Nothing more is known about Virginia, or about the marriage, which ended before 1955.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photos} None
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} High school         or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated}   9 Aug 2013
Date Created}    1 Jan 1992
Copyright © 2013 by Karen L. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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