Oral Finley Gunter

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

The Life Summary of Oral Finley

When Oral Finley Gunter was born on 3 April 1880, in Missouri, United States, 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, in Paradise, Butte, California, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Paradise Cemetery, Paradise, Butte, California, United States.

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

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World Events (8)

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904
Age 24
St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
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 (13)

  • 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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