Gustav Kunkel

6 January 1890–9 June 1964 (Age 74)
Texas, United States

The Life of Gustav

When Gustav Kunkel was born on 6 January 1890, in Texas, United States, his father, Theodore Kunkel, was 36 and his mother, Amelia Emilie Laura Friday, was 29. He married Bertha Huse on 5 December 1912, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 9 June 1964, in his hometown, at the age of 74, and was buried in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gustav Kunkel
1890–1964
Bertha Huse
1895–1985
Marriage: 5 December 1912
Aurelia 'Elia' Kunkel
1915–
Ester Olga Kunkel
1918–1993
Hubert Alvin Kunkel
1923–1982
Ruth Kunkel
1924–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 December 1912
Texas, United States
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

    Male1853–1936Male

    Amelia Emilie Laura Friday

    Female1860–1924Female

siblings

(7)

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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 4

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
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.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 20

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

German:1. from Middle High German kunkel ‘spindle’, ‘distaff’ (from Late Latin conicula, conucula diminutive of conus ‘cone’, ‘peg’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of spindles or a spinner or alternatively a nickname for a tall thin person. 2. from a medieval German personal name, a pet form of Kuno ( see Kuhn ). 3. possibly from Low German kunkel ‘dugout’, ‘shelter’, or ‘deep water’, of uncertain application: perhaps a topographic name. 4. ( Künkel ): habitational name from a manor near Eisenack (Thuringia) or Erkelenz (Westphalia).

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

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