Regina Kunkel

Brief Life History of Regina

Regina Kunkel was born about 1887, in Illinois, United States as the daughter of Wilhelm Kunkel and Elisabeth Mathieu. She married Anthony Spaniol on 12 December 1908, in Streator, LaSalle, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Bruce Township, LaSalle, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States in 1940.

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Anthony Spaniol
Regina Kunkel
Marriage: 12 December 1908
Henry Spaniol
William Spaniol
Dorothy Elizabeth Spaniol
John Alan Spaniol

Sources (16)

  • Regina Spaniol, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Regina Kunkel, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Regina Keankel in entry for John A Spaniel and Evah Jane Bennett, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

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.

1892 · The Chicago Canal

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning


from Middle High German kunkel ‘spindle, distaff’ (from Late Latin conicula, conucula diminutive of conus ‘cone, peg’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of spindles or a spinner or alternatively a nickname for a tall thin person.

from a medieval German personal name, a pet form of Kuno (see Kuhn ).

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

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