Angela Tonkel

26 November 1918–23 November 2015 (Age 96)
Grenville, Day, South Dakota, United States

The Life of Angela

When Angela Tonkel was born on 26 November 1918, in Grenville, Day, South Dakota, United States, her father, Stanley Tonkel, was 28 and her mother, Leokayda Leona Zmurzynski, was 21. She died on 23 November 2015, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 96.

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John Szyhowski
Angela Tonkel

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Stanley Tonkel


    Leokayda Leona Zmurzynski




    * Tonkel


    Edmund Tonkel



    Henry Michael Tonkel


World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 13

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 26

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

Respelling of German and Dutch Konkel or German Kunkel .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Angela C Szyhowski in household of John G Szyhowski, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Angelina Tonkel in household of Stanley S Tonkel, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Angelina Tonkel in household of Stanislaus A Tonkel, "United States Census, 1920"

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