Sebok Generations

Family records and oral family history regarding the known generations of the Sebok family reveals two generations prior to that of my maternal grandmother, Alberta (Sebok) Hamilton (LIVING). These sources state that Alberta is the daughter of Albert Sebok (1903-1968) and Irene Vera Balla (1913-2006). These sources also state that Albert Sebok was the son of Frank Sebok (1875-1951) and Roza Mari Peto (1871-1937). Research into available historical records, moreover, confirms what is revealed by oral family history and family records, and potentially reveals an additional generation of the Sebok family.

That my maternal grandmother, Alberta (Sebok) Hamilton, is the daughter of Albert Sebok (1903-1968) and Irene Vera Balla (1913-2006) is confirmed by her birth certificate.  It is also confirmed by the 1940 U.S. Federal Census, which identifies Alberta as the daughter of Albert and Irene Sebok. That Albert Sebok was the son of Frank Sebok (1875-1951) and Roza Mari Peto (1871-1937) is confirmed by naturalization papers filed by Albert in California. It is also partially confirmed by Albert’s death certificate, which identifies his father as “Frank Sebok” and only identifies an incorrect maiden name for his mother—it shows “Pevto” instead of “Peto.” Additionally, the 1920 and 1930 U.S. Federal Census records, which identify Albert as the son of Frank and Roza Sebok.

Additionally, available historical records may provide another generation of the Sebok family. Although no death certificate has been obtained yet for Frank Sebok, certain pieces of information from this record are provided on the California Death Index. In addition to the date and location of death, this index provides the surnames of both parents, if known and recorded on the death certificate. In the case of Frank Sebok’s entry, the California Death Index states that his father’s surname was Sebok and that his mother’s maiden name was Benko. The presence of these details on the California Death Index suggests that the full identities of Frank Sebok’s parents may be known and recorded on his death certificate.

CA Death Index Entry for Frank Sebok identifying his father's surname as Sebok and his mother's maiden name as Benko.
CA Death Index Entry for Frank Sebok identifying his father’s surname as Sebok and his mother’s maiden name as Benko.

Attempts, moreover, to trace the Sebok family further back than Frank Sebok (or his parents) have presently proven unsuccessful. Thus, oral family history, family records, and historical records reveal that there are four generations presently known for the Sebok family, from the earliest known ancestor (Mr. Sebok) to my maternal grandmother (Alberta Sebok). The following chart summarizes the known generations of the Sebok family (and their spouses) as revealed by these sources.

Gen. Sebok Ancestor Spouse
1 Mr. Sebok (?-?) Ms. Benko (?-?)
2 Frank Sebok (1875-1951) Roza Mari Peto (1871-1937)
3 Albert Sebok (1903-1968) Irene Vera Balla (1913-2006)
4 Alberta Sebok (LIVING) Harry Loyd Hamilton (LIVING)

To view information on each of the generations shown above, please click on the links or access it through the drop-down menu in the site navigation bar.

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