Bio: Akwa, Charles "Max / Charley" (1887 - 1953)

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Surnames: Akwa


----Source: WWI Military Records


While residing in Chippewa Falls, Wis., Max Akwa stayed at the Central Hotel in Greenwood, and appears several times in the "Guest's Ledger"

WWI Military Records


1917-1918 WWI Draft Registration, Chippewa, Wisconsin, United States


Max Akwa, b. 1887 in Russia,
Location: Chippewa, Wisconsin, United States
Single, Caucasian, 30 yrs. old (1887), Medium Height, Medium Stout, Blue Eyes, Brown Hair-Balding, Russian Citizenship-undeclared US Citizenship
Employed by the Chippewa Manufacturing Co., Chippewa Falls, Wis.
Served 3 yrs. in Infantry, claimed no exemptions, Mother dependent



1940 Federal Census, Ward 10, Milwaukee, Milwaukee City, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Last Place of Residence: Same House

Charles Akwa Head; White 53 yr. old (b. 1887) Married Male, b. Russia, Naturalized Citizen
Clara Akwa Wife Female 42 England
Carl Akwa Son Male 18 Wisconsin, University teacher's assistant
Phillip Akwa Son Male 11 Wisconsin


Naturalization Application for Clara Akwa (AKA: Florrie Rapkin)


Wisconsin, Milwaukee Petitions for Naturalization, 1848-1991

Name: Clara Or Florrie Akwa Or Rapkin
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Age: 44, Birth Date: 1897 in Maliff, Russia

Married Dec. 5, 1920

2039 N. 10 St., Milwaukee, Wis.
naturalized Jan. 14, 1925 in Milwaukee
Clara was a fair white female with blue eyes, brown hair, 5 feet tall and weighed 115 lbs. with no distinctive marks and of Russian nationality.
1. Carl (M), b. Sept. 19, 1921, born in Milwaukee, Wis. (residence: Madison, Wis.)
2. Phillip (M), b. Apr. 1, 1928, while residing in Milwaukee, Wis.
Last place of foreign residence: Manchester, England
Entered New York, NY 1905
Entry to USA: Port Huron, Mich.

Illinois, Northern District Naturalization Index, 1840-1950, Record Number#3998


Name: Clara Akwa
Naturalization Date: 1942
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Birth Date: 1897
Birthplace: Russia


Obit: Akwa, Charles (17 Mar 1887 - 31 May 1953)

----Source: Newspaper

Charles Akwa, 67 yrs. old, Male
Death Date: 31 May 1953
Address: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Event Place (Original):
Burial Place: Second Home Cemetery/Greenfield, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
Event Place (Original):
Greenfield, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
Birth Date: 17 Mar 1885
Wife: Clara
Son: Phillip
Daughter-In-Law: Mrs Charlotte Akwa


Obit: Akwa, Carl Malcom (19 Sep 1921 - 15 Oct 1952)


Akwa, Carl Malcom, 15 Oct. 1952--Son of Charles & Clara

Milwaukee; University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, 1945; interned at Mount Sinai Hospital; served during World War II; since 1951 in charge of the rehabilitation ward at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Wood, where he died Oct. 15, aged 31, of bronchopneumonia and disseminated lupus crythematosus.

Milwaukee Health Dept., Rm. 610, City Hall, Milwaukee 2; Wis.



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