Frank Ahart

11 August 1893–February 1976 (Age 82)
Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States

The Life of Frank

When Frank Ahart was born on 11 August 1893, in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States, his father, Ignatz Enoch Ahart, was 57 and his mother, Katharine Harter, was 34. He married Lena Eleanor Merkel in 1917, in Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Devils Lake, Ramsey, North Dakota, United States for about 10 years. He died in February 1976, in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Denison Township, Crawford, Iowa, United States.

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Frank Ahart
Lena Eleanor Merkel
Marriage: 1917
Frank Lyle Ahart

Spouse and Children

Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Ignatz Enoch Ahart


    Katharine Harter




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 20

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Variant of German Ehard(t), from the personal name Ehard, composed of the Old High German elements ē ‘law’, ‘order’ + hart(i) ‘hard’, ‘firm’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frank Ahart, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frank Ahart, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Frank Ahart, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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