Irvin Elmer Kunz

20 April 1890–21 September 1984 (Age 94)
Bern, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States

The Life of Irvin Elmer

When Irvin Elmer Kunz was born on 20 April 1890, in Bern, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, his father, Johann Jacob Kunz, was 30 and his mother, Edith Porter, was 26. He married Bernice Webster on 20 September 1911, in Solomonville, Graham, Arizona Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Fort Grant, Graham, Arizona, United States in 1935 and Supervisorial District 2, Pinal, Arizona, United States in 1940. He died on 21 September 1984, in Globe, Gila, Arizona, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Miami, Gila, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Irvin Elmer Kunz
Bernice Webster
Marriage: 20 September 1911
Edith Bernice Kunz
Pleasant Opal Kunz
Milton Miner Kunz
Sadie Wanda Kunz
Charles Edward Kunz

Spouse and Children

20 September 1911
Solomonville, Graham, Arizona Territory, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 26

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

German: variant spelling of Kuntz .

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

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Story Highlight

Whitmer, Benjamin Franklin Sr 1856-1932

Benjamin Franklin Whitmer, Sr., his wife, Florenia Sonifrank, and their children, Angus, Lilly, Elmer, and Minnie came to Central, Arizona in March 1888 from West Virginia after joining the LDS Church …

Sources (3)

  • Elmer Kunz in household of Oscar F Webster, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elmer Kunz in household of James Cluff, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Irwin Elmer Kung, "United States Census, 1940"

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