Joseph Henry Runkles

Brief Life History 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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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

Sources (8)

  • Joseph H Runkles, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joseph Henry Runkles, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Joseph H in entry for Walter G Runkles, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

World Events (7)


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


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Historical Boundaries: 1865: Frederick, Maryland, United States

Name Meaning

Altered form of German Runkel , with the addition of excrescent -s, a common feature of Americanized surnames.

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

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