Reyo Charles Mielke

25 July 1910–7 September 2002 (Age 92)
Richfield, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Reyo Charles

When Reyo Charles Mielke was born on 25 July 1910, in Richfield, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, his father, Albert Ferdinand Mielke, was 28 and his mother, Lena Caroline Cecelia Friberg, was 21. He married Ruth Emily Zigler in 1936, in Cochise, Cochise, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States for about 5 years and Angola, Steuben, Indiana, United States in 1940. He died on 7 September 2002, in Sun City, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Sun City, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Reyo Charles Mielke
Ruth Emily Zigler
Marriage: 1936
James Reyo Mielke

Spouse and Children

Cochise, Cochise, Arizona, United States


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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1914 · The Man With The First Air Conditioned Home

Age 4

Charles Gates was the first person in the United States to install air conditioning in his home. Funny thing was, Gates died a year before it was installed.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 24

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. 

Name Meaning

1 Eastern German (of Slavic origin): from a pet form of a Slavic compound personal name with the first element Milo-, from mil ‘favor’, ‘grace’.2 Dutch: from a pet form of Miele 3.

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

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Reyo name change on birth certificate.

My father told me that when he was two years old his Uncle Charlie came from a long distance for his baptism. In his honor his parents changed his name from Reyo DeLyle to Reyo Charles. You can see th …

Sources (3)

  • Reo C Mielke, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Reyo Mielke, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Reyo Mielke in household of Albert F Mielke, "Canada Census, 1916"

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