Kermit Ruel Kumle

8 June 1925–15 January 1996 (Age 70)
Stanislaus, California, United States

The Life of Kermit Ruel

When Kermit Ruel Kumle was born on 8 June 1925, in Stanislaus, California, United States, his father, Hubert Garfield Kumle, was 43 and his mother, Minnie Baxter Lothrop, was 44. He lived in Marysville, Yuba, California, United States in 1935 and Oakdale Judicial Township, Stanislaus, California, United States in 1940. He died on 15 January 1996, in Stanislaus, California, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Hubert Garfield Kumle
Minnie Baxter Lothrop
Reginald Kumle
Harold Lothrop Kumle
Donald Peter Kumle
Una Maibelle Kumle
Evelyn Bernice Kumle
Olive Bethel Kumle
Kermit Ruel Kumle

Parents and Siblings



    Reginald Kumle


    Harold Lothrop Kumle



    Una Maibelle Kumle



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World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 9

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 19

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

German (Kümmler): occupational name for a spicer, literally a supplier of caraway seeds, German Kümmeler, from a derivative of Middle High German kumin ‘caraway’, from Latin cuminum.

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

Sources (3)

  • Kermit Kumle in household of Hubert G Kumle, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Kermit R Kumle in household of Hubert G Kumle, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Kermit Kumle in entry for Mrs Minnie Baxter Kumle, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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