Gideon George Spink

2 April 1891–2 February 1972 (Age 80)
Aetna Township, Mecosta, Michigan, United States

The Life of Gideon George

When Gideon George Spink was born on 2 April 1891, in Aetna Township, Mecosta, Michigan, United States, his father, George Lewis Spink, was 23 and his mother, Marion Quick Hunter, was 22. He married Wilhelmina Keel on 19 July 1915, in Montcalm, Michigan, United States. He lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Bedford, Calhoun, Michigan, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 2 February 1972, in Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gideon George Spink
Bonna Marie Eckert
Marriage: 2 June 1923
Lucile Ruth Spink
George Spink
Jim Spink
Eileen Julia Spink
Geneveive Marie Spink
Owen Harold Spink

Spouse and Children

2 June 1923
Cook, Illinois, United States


    Lucile Ruth Spink


    George Spink


    Jim Spink



    Geneveive Marie Spink


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    George Lewis Spink


    Marion Quick Hunter




World Events (8)

1892 · The Masonic Temple Building

Age 1

The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 22

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English spink ‘chaffinch’ (probably of imitative origin), hence a nickname bestowed on account of some fancied resemblance to the bird.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gideon George Spink, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • George Spink, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gideon G Spink, "United States Census, 1930"

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