Oral Finley Gunter

3 April 1880–8 December 1974 (Age 94)
,, Missouri

The Life of Oral Finley

When Oral Finley Gunter was born on 3 April 1880, his father, Garret G. Gunter, was 27 and his mother, Frances Miller, was 23. He married Mary Francis Rimpley in 1908. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States in 1935 and Judicial Township 7, Glenn, California, United States in 1940. He died on 8 December 1974, at the age of 94.

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Oral Finley Gunter
Mary Francis Rimpley
Marriage: 1908
Garland Monroe Gunter
Bernard Chester Gunter
Ethel May Gunter

Spouse and Children


    Mary Francis Rimpley




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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 11

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 26

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

German (also Gunther, Günt(h)er) and English: from the Germanic personal name Gunter (Old French Gontier), composed of the elements gund ‘battle’ + hari, heri ‘army’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Oral Gunths in household of Garrett G Gunths, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Oral F Gunter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Oral F Gunter, "United States Census, 1920"

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