John Joseph Gunther

30 August 1901–29 May 1970 (Age 68)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of John Joseph

When John Joseph Gunther was born on 30 August 1901, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Eugene M. Gunther, was 22 and his mother, Lizette Brunert Schoeninger, was 30. He married Frances Powell Fineman on 16 March 1927, in Roma, Lazio, Italy. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in London, England, United Kingdom in 1935 and Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1940. In 1921, at the age of 20, his occupation is listed as journalist in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. He died on 29 May 1970, in New York, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Greensboro, Orleans, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Joseph Gunther
Frances Powell Fineman
Marriage: 16 March 1927
Judith Gunther
John Gunther

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 March 1927Roma, Lazio, Italy
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1902 · So Much Farm Land
    Age 1
    A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
    1905 · The Industrial Workers of the World
    Age 4
    The Industrial Workers of the World was founded after a convention was held by radical trade unionists from all over the United States who opposed the policies of the American Federation of Labor. The IWW opposed the American Federation of Labor's acceptance of capitalism and its refusal to include unskilled workers in craft unions. The convention took place on June 24 and was referred by the workers as the Industrial Congress or the Industrial Union Convention. The IWW aimed to promote worker solidarity in the revolutionary struggle to overthrow the employing class.
    Age 19
    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Gerhard, Fritz, Otto, Rudi, Alphons, Arno, Bernd, Dieter, Ehrhardt, Erwin, Gunther.German (mainly Günther): variant of Gunter .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Death Be Not Proud

    Death Be Not Proud is a 1949 memoir by American journalist John Gunther. The book describes the decline and death of Gunther's son, Johnny, due to a brain tumor.

    Sources (14)

    • John Gunther, "United States Census, 1940"
    • John Joseph Guenther in household of Eugene M Guenther, "United States Census, 1910"
    • John J Grunther, "Illinois, Cook County Birth Registers, 1871-1915"

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