Reuben Gustaf Rundquist

Male2 April 1877–March 1966

Brief Life History of Reuben Gustaf

When Reuben Gustaf Rundquist was born on 2 April 1877, in Elgin, Kane, Illinois, United States, his father, William Gustaf Rundquist, was 34 and his mother, Johanna Sophia Samuelson, was 28. He married Jennie Amelia Johnson on 2 April 1898, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died in March 1966, in New Jersey, United States, at the age of 88.

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Reuben Gustaf Rundquist
Jennie Amelia Johnson
Marriage: 2 April 1898
Eugene Howard Rundquist
Franklin Owen Rundquist
Ruth Rundquist
Virginia Genevieve Rundquist
William Rundquist

Sources (21)

  • Rueben Rundquist, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Reuben Gustaf Rundquist, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"
  • Reuben G. Rundquist, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 April 1898Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 4

    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.

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 24

    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    Name Meaning

    Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements rund‘round’ + quist, an old or ornamental spelling of kvist‘twig’.

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

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