Karl Alexander Post

5 August 1897–8 August 1980 (Age 83)
Pärnu, Estonia

The Life of Karl Alexander

When Karl Alexander Post was born on 5 August 1897, in Pärnu, Estonia, his father, Antre Post, was 29 and his mother, Anna, was 27. He married Louise Mary Kemnitzer on 25 November 1922, in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. He died on 8 August 1980, in Hammonton, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Atlantic, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Karl Alexander Post
1897–1980
Louise Mary Kemnitzer
1884–1965
Marriage: 25 November 1922

Spouse and Children

    Male1897–1980Male

    Louise Mary Kemnitzer

    Female1884–1965Female

MARRIAGE
25 November 1922
Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Antre Post

    Male1868–1918Male

    Anna

    Female1870–1918Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 16

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 22

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment.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

1 North German, Danish, and Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived near a post or pole (Middle Low German, Middle Dutch post, from Latin postis), presumably one of some significance, e.g. serving as a landmark or boundary, or a habitational name from any of several places in northern Germany called Post, probably from this word.2 North German: occupational name for a mounted messenger or courier Middle Low German post.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a mailman, from German Post ‘mail’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Alexander Post, "New Jersey Naturalization Records, 1796-1991"
  • Alexander Pest Or Post, "New York, County Naturalization Records, 1791-1980"
  • Alexander Post, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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