101 - Peter Vrana - Midwest City, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 35° 23.522 W 097° 22.442
14S E 647667 N 3917732
Quick Description: Peter "Pete" Vrana is buried in St. Martin's Catholic Cemetery. Although the church burned in the early 1950's, the cemetery remains active.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 7/24/2011 4:57:17 PM
Waymark Code: WMC4GV
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 4

Long Description:
St. Martin's Catholic Cemetery was established in 1909 and was associated with the Catholic Church for this Czech community. Peter Vrana was born in 1894 and lived until 1995. A large white granite marker is engraved with his name and dates, as well as those of his wife, Jewell Edna Vrana, who only lived to be 30 (1913-1943).

Famous people born the same year as Peter Vrana are:
Jack Benny, Actor and comedian
Norman Rockwell, artist and illustrator
e.e.cummings, American poet

The year Peter was born, William Kennedy Dickson received a patent on his motion picture film. Coca-cola was first sold in bottles, the IOC first decided to hold the Olympics every four years, and Labor Day was first initiated.

Peter lived through many wars, including the Spanish-American War (1898), World War I (1917-1918), World War II (1941-1945), the Korean War (1950-1953), VietNam (1959-1975) and the Persian Gulf War (1991).
Location of Headstone: St. Martin's Catholic Cemetery

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