Carl E. Frank

Male14 October 1929–28 July 2014

Brief Life History of Carl E.

When Carl E. Frank was born on 14 October 1929, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, Emil William Frank, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Sophia Friedl, was 37. He died on 28 July 2014, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Greenfield, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Emil William Frank
1891–1966
Elizabeth Sophia Friedl
1891–1970
Edward J. Frank
1917–1976
Howard Emil Frank
1923–1990
Donald A. Frank
1927–2005
Carl E. Frank
1929–2014

Sources (4)

  • Carl Frank in household of Emil Frank, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Carl E. Frank, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Carl Frank in entry for Frank, Elizabeth S Friedl, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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Siblings (4)

World Events (8)

1931

Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

1932 · Wisconsin Passes First Unemployment Compensation Law

Age 3

The nation's first unemployment compensation law was passed in Wisconsin on January 28, 1932.

1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 26

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

German, Dutch, Scandinavian, Slovenian, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Hungarian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): ethnic or habitational name for someone from Franconia (German Franken), a region of southwestern Germany so called from its early settlement by the Franks, an ancient Germanic people who inhabited the lands around the River Rhine in Roman times. In the 6th–9th centuries, under leaders such as Clovis I (c. 466–511) and Charlemagne (742–814), the Franks established a substantial empire in western Europe, from which the country of France takes its name.

English (of Norman origin), Dutch, and German: from the personal name Frank (Norman French Franco, ancient Germanic Franko), in origin an ethnic name for a Frank, or from German Franke ‘Frank(ish), Franconian’ (compare 1 above). This also came to be used as an adjective meaning ‘free, open-hearted, generous’ (Middle English and Old French franc ‘free’, i.e. not a serf or slave), deriving from the fact that in Frankish Gaul only people of Frankish race enjoyed the status of fully free men. As a surname of German origin it is also found (in both possible meanings; see 1 above) in France (Alsace and Lorraine). Compare Franc and Franck .

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

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