Anna Kinnunen

28 February 1894–13 January 1989 (Age 94)
East Tawas, Iosco, Michigan, United States

The Life of Anna

When Anna Kinnunen was born on 28 February 1894, in East Tawas, Iosco, Michigan, United States, her father, Salomon Kinnunen, was 26 and her mother, Anna Kolapakpa, was 24. She married Dennis Giles in June 1948, in Nevada, United States. She died on 13 January 1989, in Huntington Park, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 94.

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Family Time Line

Dennis Giles
Anna Kinnunen
Marriage: June 1948

Spouse and Children

June 1948
Nevada, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Salomon Kinnunen


    Anna Kolapakpa




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 9

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 25

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Finnish: of uncertain origin. Possibly a derivative of Swedish skinn ‘(animal) skin’ + the common surname Finnish suffix -nen. This is a common name in the east-central region of Finland, particularly in Kainuu.

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

Sources (2)

  • Anna E Giles, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Anna E Giles, "California, Death Index, 1940-1997"

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