Joseph Henry Runkles

17 January 1841–6 June 1918 (Age 77)
Maryland, United States

The Life of Joseph Henry

When Joseph Henry Runkles was born on 17 January 1841, in Maryland, United States, his father, Basil Runkles, was 31 and his mother, Rebecca Henry, was 16. He married Emily America Cashour on 8 April 1869, in Frederick, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in New Market, Frederick, Maryland, United States in 1860 and Woodville, Frederick, Maryland, United States for about 20 years. He died on 6 June 1918, in Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Mount Airy, Carroll, Maryland, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Henry Runkles
Emily America Cashour
Marriage: 8 April 1869
Oscar Harlan Runkles
Walter Grant Runkles
Catherine Kate or Katy O Runkles
Wilford Earnest Runkles
Herbert Augustus Runkles

Spouse and Children

8 April 1869
Frederick, Maryland, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Basil Runkles


    Rebecca Henry





    Basil Thomas Runkles


    Ruth Ann Runkles


World Events (7)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 22

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

Altered form of Runkel .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Joseph H Runkles, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joseph H Kunkles, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Joseph H Runkles, "United States Census, 1900"

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