Frederick Earl Rank

23 August 1908–16 August 1991 (Age 82)
Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Frederick Earl

When Frederick Earl Rank was born on 23 August 1908, in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States, his father, Frederick Thomas Rank, was 26 and his mother, Frances Vavra, was 25. He married Edna Kucera on 18 March 1928, in Denver, Colorado, United States. He lived in Turkey Creek Election Precinct, Saline, Nebraska, United States in 1920. He died on 16 August 1991, in Torrance, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Exeter Cemetery, Exeter, Fillmore, Nebraska, United States.

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Frederick Earl Rank
Edna Kucera
Marriage: 18 March 1928

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18 March 1928
Denver, Colorado, United States

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants

Age 2

Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.

Age 23

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a powerfully built man or someone of violent emotions, from the Middle English adjective rank (Old English ranc ‘proud’, ‘rebellious’).2 English: from a medieval personal name, a back-formation from the diminutive Rankin .3 South German: variant of Rang 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fredrick E Rank in household of Fred T Rank, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Frederick E Rank in household of Frederick T Rank, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Frederick Earl Rank, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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