Howard Alton Funk

8 May 1886–30 October 1954 (Age 68)
Earlville, Delaware, Iowa, United States

The Life of Howard Alton

When Howard Alton Funk was born on 8 May 1886, in Earlville, Delaware, Iowa, United States, his father, Dennis Vesper Kinding Funk, was 30 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Cowan, was 33. He lived in Cherokee, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Spring Township, Cherokee, Iowa, United States in 1900. He died on 30 October 1954, in Amarillo, Potter, Texas, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Dennis Vesper Kinding Funk
1855–1934
Mary Elizabeth Cowan
1853–1937
Howard Alton Funk
1886–1954
Seth Warren Funk
1888–1983
Charlotte Elizabeth Funk
1889–1947
George Dennis Kyle Funk
1892–1979
Ada Alvira Pearl Funk
1895–1979

Parents and Siblings

    Dennis Vesper Kinding Funk

    Male1855–1934Male

    Mary Elizabeth Cowan

    Female1853–1937Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 8

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1904

Age 18

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

German: nickname for a blacksmith, or for a small and lively or irritable individual, from Middle High German vunke ‘spark’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Howard Funk in household of Dennis K Funk, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Howard A Funk in household of Denis K Funk, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Howard A Funk, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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