Charles Benton Rinker

8 May 1878–10 August 1971 (Age 93)
Salem Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States

The Life of Charles Benton

When Charles Benton Rinker was born on 8 May 1878, in Salem Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States, his father, Allurad C Rinker, was 32 and his mother, Mary Ann Coffman, was 21. He married Eula Carter on 27 June 1908, in Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Center Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States in 1940. He died on 10 August 1971, in Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, United States.

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Charles Benton Rinker
Eula Carter
Marriage: 27 June 1908
Ethel Marie Rinker
Frank Alurad Rinker
Joseph Earl Rinker

Spouse and Children

27 June 1908
Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, United States


    Ethel Marie Rinker



    Joseph Earl Rinker


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+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 25

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

German:1. occupational name for a buckle maker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German rinke ‘buckle’. 2. from an old personal name based on hring ‘ring’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles Rinker in household of Jessie Rinker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charles Rinker in household of Allurad Rinker, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Charles Rinker in household of Polly Paris, "United States Census, 1900"

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