Sylvia Charlene LING

20 January 1940–January 1964 (Age 23)
Florida, United States

The Life of Sylvia Charlene

When Sylvia Charlene LING was born on 20 January 1940, in Florida, United States, her father, Paul Revere Ling, was 24 and her mother, Elsie Butler, was 26. She married Richard Rosner Bunnell on 4 September 1959, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Leesburg, Lake, Florida, United States in 1940. She died in January 1964, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, at the age of 24.

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Family Time Line

Richard Rosner Bunnell
Sylvia Charlene LING
Marriage: 4 September 1959
Beth Ann Bunnell

Spouse and Children

4 September 1959
Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Paul Revere Ling





World Events (8)


Age 1

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 1

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.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 7

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly East Anglia): habitational name from Lyng in Norfolk, so named from Old English hlinc ‘hillside’, or from either of two places in Norfolk and Lincolnshire named Ling, from Old Norse lyng ‘ling’, ‘heather’. There is also a Lyng in Somerset, so named from Old English lengen ‘long place’.2 German: variant of Link .3 Chinese 凌: from a word meaning ‘ice’. In ancient times, the imperial palace was able to enjoy ice in the summer by storing winter ice in a cellar, entrusting its care to an official called the iceman. This post was once filled during the Zhou dynasty ( 1122–221 bc ) by a descendant of Kang Shu , the eighth son of Wen Wang , who had been granted the state of Wei soon after the establishment of the Zhou dynasty. Descendants of this particular iceman adopted the word for ice, ling, as their surname.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Sylvia Charlene Ling in household of Paul Revere Ling, "United States Census, 1940"

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