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1. Title:   World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
2. Title:   California Death Index, 1940-1997
Author:   Ancestry.com
Publication:   Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000
3. Title:   World Family Tree European Origins Vol. E1, Ed. 1
Page:   Tree #0447
Author:   Br�derbund Software, Inc.
Publication:   Release date: September 15, 1997

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a. Note:   [Br�derbund WFT European Origins Vol. E1, Ed. 1, Tree #0447, Date of Import: Mar 11, 2003]
  Charles arrived in Duluth 29 May 1889, at age 7. As a boy, Charlie sold newspapers and shined shoes. After a primary grade education, he had various employment from 1900 to 1911 with Dr. Horace S. Davis. 1901 Duluth City Directory: CHARLES ORECKOVSKY, clerk, H S Davis, boards 712 W Superior [with parents] He was married to Elizabeth Helperin in 1909, and in 1911 he began in life insurance as sub-agent with the Equitable Life of New York. 1913-1914 Duluth City Directory: CHARLES ORECKOVSKY, solr Equitable Life Asurance Society of US, r 814 E 1st Charlie was quite successful and was promoted to associate general agent, before becoming general manager for Minnesota Mutal Life. One article said, "He votes as a Republican." 1920 U.S. CENSUS (Roll 858 - Vol 73, ED 105, Sh 5, L 1): 425 10th Ave, Duluth, St. Louis Co., MN; CHARLES D. ORECKOVSKY, 37 [1883], b. Odessa, Russia, immig 1889, naturalized 1909, manager, insurance company; ELIZABETH H., 35 [1885], immig 1891, naturalized 1909, Vilna, Russia; ROSALIE, 4-4/12 [1914], MN; MARIE A. CANEL, 18 lodger, WI, editor, newspaper office; HILMA VEKOJAN, 17, servant, MN; MARY MACSWAINE, 35, lodger, Canada, stenographer, express company 1923-1923 Duluth City Directory: CHARLES D. ORECKOVSKY, manager, Minn Mutual Life Ins Co., h. 1106 E 3d 1925 Duluth City Directory: CHARLES D. ORECKOVSKY (Howard-Oreckovsky Agency), h 103 W. Oxford 1935 Duluth City Directory: CHARLES D. (ELIZABETH H.) ORECKOVSKY, salesman, Mass Mutual Life Ins Co, h 1114 E. 2d In 1947, Charlie was the first Secretary of the Oreck Foundation.
  Charlie was active in Temple Emanuel, B'nai B'rith, the Fatherless Boys Association, and the Duluth Community Chest. He was head of the Oreck Foundation, and founding member and president of the Duluth Council of Social Agencies. He was president of the Duluth Life Underwriters Association, the Jewish Social Service Agency, and the Duluth Contract Bridge League. He was Duluth Optimist of the Year in 1956.
  "'CHARLIE O.' EXTENDS HELPING HAND 50 YEARS" (Duluth Herald, 12 May 1954): "Back in 1904, when there were only a dozen cars in Duluth and the Aeri bridge was being built, a small group of men decided to found a local lodge of B'nai B'rith, Jewish fraternal order devoted to 'benevolence, harmony a brotherly love.' It was a time when Duluth's population, about half its present size, was rapidly increasing with each new wave of immigrants. From all parts of the world they came.. The founders of the lodge, all pioneer settler envisioned the need for a social and service program to help integrate new Jewish immigrants into the pattern of community life.. Oldest among the 34 charter members of the Duluth lodge was Bernard Silberstein, 56, who became Duluth's safety commissioner and a 33rd degree Mason. Among the youngest was Charles D. Oreckovsky, then 21 and employed as a doctor's assistant. Of the three surviving charter members, only 'Charlie O.' can look back on 50 years of continuous and active membership in the lodge.." "ORECKOVSKY HONORED BY DULUTH OPTIMIST CLUB" (Duluth Herald, 16 Nov 1956) "MAYOR SETS DAY TO HONOR ORECKOVSKY" (Duluth Herald-Tribune, 14 Nov 1959): "Mayor E. Clifford Mork yesterday proclaimed today 'Charles D. Oreckovs Appreciation Day' in honor of the longtime resident who will leave here soon to reside in California. Oreckovsky, 77, came here in 1904 and has been active in civic affairs. Mork said Oreckovsky, for the past 5 years, 'has worked unselfishly for the city of Duluth and its people through participation in almost every drive and project for the betterment of our people.' He helped found the Community Chest, Life Underwriters, Fatherless Boys, Heart Fund, Council of Jewish Agencies and Covenant lodge of B'nai B'rith besides being a tireless worker for St. Mary's hospital, Temple Emanuel and the Red Cross." "CIVIC GROUPS, FRIENDS PAY TRIBUTE TO ORECKOVSKY" (Duluth News-Tribune, 15 Nov 1959): About 300 Duluthians representing numberous civic organizations gathered last night in the Covenant club to honor Charles D. Oreckovsky, a city resident for 70 years. The occasion served as a birthday and frarewell party. Oreckovsky, who was 77 years old last Thursday.. will leave Duluth.. to reside in Los Angeles.. A 'This Is Your Life' pageant was presented.. Oreckovsky, who was born in Russia, came to the U.S. at the age of seven. A charter member of the Covenant lodge of B'nai B'rith, he joined the organization in 1904.. characterized him as a 'man who could never say no. This is a triburte to a man who has done nothing but work for the city.'" "Charlie was loved by everybody. He was very vital and played tournament bridge at age 90. And he loved his one Martini every day." (Estelle Reingold Reiser, 1994) "CIVIC LEADER DIES IN CALIFORNIA" (Duluth News-Tribune, 7 June 1973): "...served as president of B'nai B'rith District 6, which includes six Midwestern states and Western Canada. It was under his leadership the Denver National Hospital maintained by B'nai B'rith as a free institution for all persons regardless of color or creed enlarged its medical services and built an addition that bears his name. He was a pioneer member and former president of the Duluth Fatherless Boys Association..one of the top contract bridge players in Duluth.. In 1956, Mr. Oreckovsky was named Duluth's Optimist of the Year by the Duluth Optimist's Club. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Rosalie Sherman and Miss Ruth Oreck, and three grandchildren." "Particularly Charles D. Oreckovsky was honored in the Duluth community. He was a great contributor." (Patricia Maus, Administrator and Curator, N.E. Minnesota Historical Center, 1994) [Br�derbund WFT European Origins Vol. E1, Ed. 1, Tree #0447, Date of Import: Mar 22, 2003]
  Charles arrived in Duluth 29 May 1889, at age 7. As a boy, Charlie sold newspapers and shined shoes. After a primary grade education, he had various employment from 1900 to 1911 with Dr. Horace S. Davis. 1901 Duluth City Directory: CHARLES ORECKOVSKY, clerk, H S Davis, boards 712 W Superior [with parents] He was married to Elizabeth Helperin in 1909, and in 1911 he began in life insurance as sub-agent with the Equitable Life of New York. 1913-1914 Duluth City Directory: CHARLES ORECKOVSKY, solr Equitable Life Asurance Society of US, r 814 E 1st Charlie was quite successful and was promoted to associate general agent, before becoming general manager for Minnesota Mutal Life. One article said, "He votes as a Republican." 1920 U.S. CENSUS (Roll 858 - Vol 73, ED 105, Sh 5, L 1): 425 10th Ave, Duluth, St. Louis Co., MN; CHARLES D. ORECKOVSKY, 37 [1883], b. Odessa, Russia, immig 1889, naturalized 1909, manager, insurance company; ELIZABETH H., 35 [1885], immig 1891, naturalized 1909, Vilna, Russia; ROSALIE, 4-4/12 [1914], MN; MARIE A. CANEL, 18 lodger, WI, editor, newspaper office; HILMA VEKOJAN, 17, servant, MN; MARY MACSWAINE, 35, lodger, Canada, stenographer, express company 1923-1923 Duluth City Directory: CHARLES D. ORECKOVSKY, manager, Minn Mutual Life Ins Co., h. 1106 E 3d 1925 Duluth City Directory: CHARLES D. ORECKOVSKY (Howard-Oreckovsky Agency), h 103 W. Oxford 1935 Duluth City Directory: CHARLES D. (ELIZABETH H.) ORECKOVSKY, salesman, Mass Mutual Life Ins Co, h 1114 E. 2d In 1947, Charlie was the first Secretary of the Oreck Foundation.
  Charlie was active in Temple Emanuel, B'nai B'rith, the Fatherless Boys Association, and the Duluth Community Chest. He was head of the Oreck Foundation, and founding member and president of the Duluth Council of Social Agencies. He was president of the Duluth Life Underwriters Association, the Jewish Social Service Agency, and the Duluth Contract Bridge League. He was Duluth Optimist of the Year in 1956.
  "'CHARLIE O.' EXTENDS HELPING HAND 50 YEARS" (Duluth Herald, 12 May 1954): "Back in 1904, when there were only a dozen cars in Duluth and the Aeri bridge was being built, a small group of men decided to found a local lodge of B'nai B'rith, Jewish fraternal order devoted to 'benevolence, harmony a brotherly love.' It was a time when Duluth's population, about half its present size, was rapidly increasing with each new wave of immigrants. From all parts of the world they came.. The founders of the lodge, all pioneer settler envisioned the need for a social and service program to help integrate new Jewish immigrants into the pattern of community life.. Oldest among the 34 charter members of the Duluth lodge was Bernard Silberstein, 56, who became Duluth's safety commissioner and a 33rd degree Mason. Among the youngest was Charles D. Oreckovsky, then 21 and employed as a doctor's assistant. Of the three surviving charter members, only 'Charlie O.' can look back on 50 years of continuous and active membership in the lodge.." "ORECKOVSKY HONORED BY DULUTH OPTIMIST CLUB" (Duluth Herald, 16 Nov 1956) "MAYOR SETS DAY TO HONOR ORECKOVSKY" (Duluth Herald-Tribune, 14 Nov 1959): "Mayor E. Clifford Mork yesterday proclaimed today 'Charles D. Oreckovs Appreciation Day' in honor of the longtime resident who will leave here soon to reside in California. Oreckovsky, 77, came here in 1904 and has been active in civic affairs. Mork said Oreckovsky, for the past 5 years, 'has worked unselfishly for the city of Duluth and its people through participation in almost every drive and project for the betterment of our people.' He helped found the Community Chest, Life Underwriters, Fatherless Boys, Heart Fund, Council of Jewish Agencies and Covenant lodge of B'nai B'rith besides being a tireless worker for St. Mary's hospital, Temple Emanuel and the Red Cross." "CIVIC GROUPS, FRIENDS PAY TRIBUTE TO ORECKOVSKY" (Duluth News-Tribune, 15 Nov 1959): About 300 Duluthians representing numberous civic organizations gathered last night in the Covenant club to honor Charles D. Oreckovsky, a city resident for 70 years. The occasion served as a birthday and frarewell party. Oreckovsky, who was 77 years old last Thursday.. will leave Duluth.. to reside in Los Angeles.. A 'This Is Your Life' pageant was presented.. Oreckovsky, who was born in Russia, came to the U.S. at the age of seven. A charter member of the Covenant lodge of B'nai B'rith, he joined the organization in 1904.. characterized him as a 'man who could never say no. This is a triburte to a man who has done nothing but work for the city.'" "Charlie was loved by everybody. He was very vital and played tournament bridge at age 90. And he loved his one Martini every day." (Estelle Reingold Reiser, 1994) "CIVIC LEADER DIES IN CALIFORNIA" (Duluth News-Tribune, 7 June 1973): "...served as president of B'nai B'rith District 6, which includes six Midwestern states and Western Canada. It was under his leadership the Denver National Hospital maintained by B'nai B'rith as a free institution for all persons regardless of color or creed enlarged its medical services and built an addition that bears his name. He was a pioneer member and former president of the Duluth Fatherless Boys Association..one of the top contract bridge players in Duluth.. In 1956, Mr. Oreckovsky was named Duluth's Optimist of the Year by the Duluth Optimist's Club. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Rosalie Sherman and Miss Ruth Oreck, and three grandchildren." "Particularly Charles D. Oreckovsky was honored in the Duluth community. He was a great contributor." (Patricia Maus, Administrator and Curator, N.E. Minnesota Historical Center, 1994) [Br�derbund WFT European Origins Vol. E1, Ed. 1, Tree #0447, Date of Import: Dec 30, 2003]
  Charles arrived in Duluth 29 May 1889, at age 7. As a boy, Charlie sold newspapers and shined shoes. After a primary grade education, he had various employment from 1900 to 1911 with Dr. Horace S. Davis. 1901 Duluth City Directory: CHARLES ORECKOVSKY, clerk, H S Davis, boards 712 W Superior [with parents] He was married to Elizabeth Helperin in 1909, and in 1911 he began in life insurance as sub-agent with the Equitable Life of New York. 1913-1914 Duluth City Directory: CHARLES ORECKOVSKY, solr Equitable Life Asurance Society of US, r 814 E 1st Charlie was quite successful and was promoted to associate general agent, before becoming general manager for Minnesota Mutal Life. One article said, "He votes as a Republican." 1920 U.S. CENSUS (Roll 858 - Vol 73, ED 105, Sh 5, L 1): 425 10th Ave, Duluth, St. Louis Co., MN; CHARLES D. ORECKOVSKY, 37 [1883], b. Odessa, Russia, immig 1889, naturalized 1909, manager, insurance company; ELIZABETH H., 35 [1885], immig 1891, naturalized 1909, Vilna, Russia; ROSALIE, 4-4/12 [1914], MN; MARIE A. CANEL, 18 lodger, WI, editor, newspaper office; HILMA VEKOJAN, 17, servant, MN; MARY MACSWAINE, 35, lodger, Canada, stenographer, express company 1923-1923 Duluth City Directory: CHARLES D. ORECKOVSKY, manager, Minn Mutual Life Ins Co., h. 1106 E 3d 1925 Duluth City Directory: CHARLES D. ORECKOVSKY (Howard-Oreckovsky Agency), h 103 W. Oxford 1935 Duluth City Directory: CHARLES D. (ELIZABETH H.) ORECKOVSKY, salesman, Mass Mutual Life Ins Co, h 1114 E. 2d In 1947, Charlie was the first Secretary of the Oreck Foundation.
  Charlie was active in Temple Emanuel, B'nai B'rith, the Fatherless Boys Association, and the Duluth Community Chest. He was head of the Oreck Foundation, and founding member and president of the Duluth Council of Social Agencies. He was president of the Duluth Life Underwriters Association, the Jewish Social Service Agency, and the Duluth Contract Bridge League. He was Duluth Optimist of the Year in 1956.
  "'CHARLIE O.' EXTENDS HELPING HAND 50 YEARS" (Duluth Herald, 12 May 1954): "Back in 1904, when there were only a dozen cars in Duluth and the Aeri bridge was being built, a small group of men decided to found a local lodge of B'nai B'rith, Jewish fraternal order devoted to 'benevolence, harmony a brotherly love.' It was a time when Duluth's population, about half its present size, was rapidly increasing with each new wave of immigrants. From all parts of the world they came.. The founders of the lodge, all pioneer settler envisioned the need for a social and service program to help integrate new Jewish immigrants into the pattern of community life.. Oldest among the 34 charter members of the Duluth lodge was Bernard Silberstein, 56, who became Duluth's safety commissioner and a 33rd degree Mason. Among the youngest was Charles D. Oreckovsky, then 21 and employed as a doctor's assistant. Of the three surviving charter members, only 'Charlie O.' can look back on 50 years of continuous and active membership in the lodge.." "ORECKOVSKY HONORED BY DULUTH OPTIMIST CLUB" (Duluth Herald, 16 Nov 1956) "MAYOR SETS DAY TO HONOR ORECKOVSKY" (Duluth Herald-Tribune, 14 Nov 1959): "Mayor E. Clifford Mork yesterday proclaimed today 'Charles D. Oreckovs Appreciation Day' in honor of the longtime resident who will leave here soon to reside in California. Oreckovsky, 77, came here in 1904 and has been active in civic affairs. Mork said Oreckovsky, for the past 5 years, 'has worked unselfishly for the city of Duluth and its people through participation in almost every drive and project for the betterment of our people.' He helped found the Community Chest, Life Underwriters, Fatherless Boys, Heart Fund, Council of Jewish Agencies and Covenant lodge of B'nai B'rith besides being a tireless worker for St. Mary's hospital, Temple Emanuel and the Red Cross." "CIVIC GROUPS, FRIENDS PAY TRIBUTE TO ORECKOVSKY" (Duluth News-Tribune, 15 Nov 1959): About 300 Duluthians representing numberous civic organizations gathered last night in the Covenant club to honor Charles D. Oreckovsky, a city resident for 70 years. The occasion served as a birthday and frarewell party. Oreckovsky, who was 77 years old last Thursday.. will leave Duluth.. to reside in Los Angeles.. A 'This Is Your Life' pageant was presented.. Oreckovsky, who was born in Russia, came to the U.S. at the age of seven. A charter member of the Covenant lodge of B'nai B'rith, he joined the organization in 1904.. characterized him as a 'man who could never say no. This is a triburte to a man who has done nothing but work for the city.'" "Charlie was loved by everybody. He was very vital and played tournament bridge at age 90. And he loved his one Martini every day." (Estelle Reingold Reiser, 1994) "CIVIC LEADER DIES IN CALIFORNIA" (Duluth News-Tribune, 7 June 1973): "...served as president of B'nai B'rith District 6, which includes six Midwestern states and Western Canada. It was under his leadership the Denver National Hospital maintained by B'nai B'rith as a free institution for all persons regardless of color or creed enlarged its medical services and built an addition that bears his name. He was a pioneer member and former president of the Duluth Fatherless Boys Association..one of the top contract bridge players in Duluth.. In 1956, Mr. Oreckovsky was named Duluth's Optimist of the Year by the Duluth Optimist's Club. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Rosalie Sherman and Miss Ruth Oreck, and three grandchildren." "Particularly Charles D. Oreckovsky was honored in the Duluth community. He was a great contributor." (Patricia Maus, Administrator and Curator, N.E. Minnesota Historical Center, 1994)


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