Richard Leopold Zink

12 August 1930–27 October 1989 (Age 59)
Lake, Florida, United States

The Life of Richard Leopold

Richard Leopold Zink was born on 12 August 1930. He died on 27 October 1989, in Lake, Florida, United States, at the age of 59.

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World Events (3)

1931

Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1932

Age 2

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 11

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.

Name Meaning

German:1. from Middle High German zinke ‘peak’, acquired either as a topographic name by someone who lived on or near a crag or on a pointed piece of land or as a nickname for a man with a singularly pointed nose. Compare modern German slang Zinken ‘hooter’. The same word was used to denote the cornet, although the semantic development is not clear, and the surname may sometimes have been metonymic for a player of this instrument. It was not until the 16th century that the metal zinc was discovered and named (apparently from its jagged appearance in the furnace), so this is unlikely to be the origin of the surname. 2. from Jacinctus, which derives from Hyacinthus, a saint's name. Compare Spanish Jacinto , Italian Giacinto .

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

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  • Richard Leopold Zink, "Florida Death Index, 1877-1998"

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