Vincent Blanchard Kinser

Brief Life History of Vincent Blanchard

When Vincent Blanchard Kinser was born on 21 January 1922, in Turlock, Stanislaus, California, United States, his father, Zearle Alvin Kinser, was 30 and his mother, Ethel Lorene Moore, was 30. He lived in Hickman, Stanislaus, California, United States in 1935 and Judicial Township 1, Merced, California, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 29 October 2005, in Ceres, Stanislaus, California, United States, at the age of 83.

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Vincent Blanchard Kinser
1922–2005
Elsie Kinser

Sources (7)

  • Vincent Kinser in household of Zeral Kinser, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Vincent B Kinser, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"
  • Vincent B Kinser, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"

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1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

1944 · The G.I Bill

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

South German: variant of Kinzer or Kintzer and, in North America, (also) an altered form of these. Compare Kincer .

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

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