William Franklin Wendel

17 May 1879–30 September 1953 (Age 74)
Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States

The Life of William Franklin

When William Franklin Wendel was born on 17 May 1879, in Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States, his father, William Nelson Wendel, was 27 and his mother, Laura Helen Jarvis, was 27. He married Elizabeth Murray on 1 June 1904, in Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1920 and The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States for about 10 years. He died on 30 September 1953, in Roslyn, North Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Cemetery of the Holy Rood, Westbury, North Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Franklin Wendel
Elizabeth Murray
Marriage: 1 June 1904
Beatrice Cecelia Wendel
Francis Elizabeth Wendel

Spouse and Children

1 June 1904
Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Nelson Wendel


    Laura Helen Jarvis





    Mary Madeline "Maud" Wendel


    Georgia Anna Wendel


    Paul E. Wendel


    Laura Elizabeth Wendel


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

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.
1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 6

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 21

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch and German: from a pet form of a short form, Wando, of a compound Germanic personal name beginning with wand ‘to go’, ‘to migrate’.2 German: metonymic occupational name for a turner, from Middle High German wendel ‘to turn’ or Middle Low German wendelen ‘to turn, twist’.3 South German: from a short form of Wendelin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Wendell in household of William Wendell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Frank Windell in household of William Windell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William F Wendel, "United States Census, 1940"

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