Ira Stuart Kunkler

5 June 1880–26 December 1964 (Age 84)
Woodford, Woodford, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Ira Stuart

When Ira Stuart Kunkler was born on 5 June 1880, in Woodford, Woodford, Illinois, United States, his father, Henry Kunkler, was 42 and his mother, Nancy Virginia Groves, was 43. He had at least 2 sons with Ethel Josephine Turk. He died on 26 December 1964, at the age of 84, and was buried in Clinton, Henry, Missouri, United States.

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Ira Stuart Kunkler
Ethel Josephine Turk
Jim E Kunkler
William Henry Kunkler

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 1
Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The First Skyscraper
Age 5
The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1902 · So Much Farm Land
Age 22
A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

German (also Künkler): occupational name for a spinner or spinster, i.e. someone who spins wool or flax, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kunkel ‘spindle’, ‘distaff’. Kunkler also denoted a gossipmonger, and in some cases the surname may have arisen from this sense.

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

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Sources (5)

  • Ira S Kunkler, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ira Stewart Kunkler, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Ira S Kunkler in entry for William Henry Kunkler, "Missouri, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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