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Sadileks of Willa Cather's "My Antonia"

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Re: Sadileks of Willa Cather's "My Antonia"

Posted: 1520456092000
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Surnames: Sadilek, Jurka
Echoes from the past. I don't think I replied ten years ago.

There were two Charles Sadileks in my family. The one in the immigrant generation to Chicago in 1868 attended Chicago public schools until the Great Fire of Chicago and then struck out on his adventures. In the 1870s he was shipwrecked on the way to Alaska, returned to help measure the length of the Union Pacific Railroad, repeatedly had painting jobs, and ended up doing elaborate interiors for rich folks in Omaha. In 1896 he ran for Governor of Nebraska on the Socialist Workers Party ticket and got several hundred votes. The other Charles was his nephew, born in Wilber Nebraska. He went to Oregon, married into a grocery store family in Portland, and then founded the Oswego State Bank. No one in our family lived in Cicero, although a Chicago relative Joseph Jurka was Treasurer of the Bohemian National Cemetery for many years.
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