William Joseph Winkler

29 March 1929–18 March 2002 (Age 73)
Spearville, Ford, Kansas, United States

The Life of William Joseph

When William Joseph Winkler was born on 29 March 1929, in Spearville, Ford, Kansas, United States, his father, Frank J Winkler, was 32 and his mother, Anna Victoria Bieberly, was 27. He married Amy Eleanor Lenz on 25 September 1949, in Garden City, Finney, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Rural, Chase, Kansas, United States in 1935. He died on 18 March 2002, in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.

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William Joseph Winkler
Amy Eleanor Lenz
Marriage: 25 September 1949
Jeffery Winkler

Spouse and Children

25 September 1949
Garden City, Finney, Kansas, United States


    Jeffery Winkler


Parents and Siblings



    Mary Josephine Winkler



    Wilbur Walter Winkler


World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1938 · Electrification of Rural Kansas

Age 9

Power was supplied to rural Kansas, which had been hit hard by the depression, in March 1938. Many farmers could not afford the $5 hookups for electricity. As a result, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Rural Electrification Act which provided loans to farmers who wanted electricity. Brown County became the first to receive service.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 20

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived on a corner or occupational name for someone who kept a corner shop or farmed a corner of land, from an agent derivative of Winkel 1. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe, being found for example as a Czech, Polish, Slovenian, and Hungarian name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Joseph Winkler in household of Frank Winkler, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William J Winkler in household of Frank J Winkler, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William J Winkler, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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