Viola Gertrude Kinneman

1 December 1900–12 November 1969 (Age 68)
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States

The Life of Viola Gertrude

When Viola Gertrude Kinneman was born on 1 December 1900, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, her father, Charles F. Kinneman, was 39 and her mother, Nora Cleary, was 29. She married Alfred Henry Jr. Keast on 17 April 1919, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 12 November 1969, at the age of 68, and was buried in San Bruno, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Alfred Henry Jr. Keast
Viola Gertrude Kinneman
Marriage: 17 April 1919
Alfred Kinneman Keast
Leola Katherine Keast

Spouse and Children

17 April 1919
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Charles F. Kinneman


    Nora Cleary




World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 6

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 19

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

1 Variant of North German Kennemann, a derivative of the Frisian personal name Keno.2 German: see Kinnaman and Kinman 4.3 Possibly also an old spelling of English Kinman .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Viola Kinneman in household of Charles Kinneman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Viola G Kinnamen in entry for Alfred Kinnamen Keast and Doris Jeanette Gomez, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Viola G Keast, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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