Karl Augustus Menninger

22 July 1893–18 July 1990 (Age 96)
Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States

The Life Summary of Karl Augustus

When Karl Augustus Menninger was born on 22 July 1893, in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States, his father, Charles Frederick Menninger, was 31 and his mother, Flora Vesta “Flo” Knisely, was 30. He married Grace Gaines in 1914, in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 18 July 1990, in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States, at the age of 96.

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Karl Augustus Menninger
Grace Gaines
Marriage: 1914
Robert Gaines Menninger
Martha Menninger

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1914Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 3
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1898 · The Kensington Runestone
    Age 5
    A Swedish man, Olof Ohman, was farming on his land when he came across a 202-pound rock slab that had strange writing on it. Convinced it was proof that Scandinavian explorers came to that area before Columbus found the Americas, he had it looked at by scholars and linguists to find its translation. There has been a drawn-out debate on the stone's authenticity, with a scholarly consensus that classifies it as a hoax and the community which is convinced that it is authentic.
    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
    Age 26
    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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.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

    Some characteristic forenames: German Florian, Manfred, Erwin, Konrad.German: habitational name for someone from any of the places called Menningen, Menning, or Meiningen, all in southern Germany.

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

    Sources (14)

    • Karl A Menninger, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Karl A Menninger, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Karl A Menninger, "United States Census, 1930"

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