Thelma I Zink

10 August 1909–2003 (Age 93)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Thelma I

When Thelma I Zink was born on 10 August 1909, in Michigan, United States, her father, Albert Gustofor Zink, was 32 and her mother, Louisa F Obrecht, was 21. She married William F Wurst on 2 October 1935, in Emmet, Michigan, United States. She lived in Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan, United States for about 25 years and Pellston, Emmet, Michigan, United States for about 61 years. She died in 2003, at the age of 94, and was buried in Pellston, Emmet, Michigan, United States.

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William F Wurst
Thelma I Zink
Marriage: 2 October 1935

Spouse and Children

2 October 1935
Emmet, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Albert Gustofor Zink


    Louisa F Obrecht




    Frederick W Zink



World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

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.
1910 · Upper Twin Falls Bridge

Age 1

The Upper Twin Falls Bridge which connected Breitung Township, Michigan, to Florence County, Wisconsin. The through-truss bridge spanned the Menominee River and was completed in 1910. The bridge was closed to through traffic in 1971 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 26

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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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Sources (3)

  • Thelma Ziuk in household of Albert Ziuk, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Thelma Wurst in household of William F Wurst, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thelma Zink in household of Albert Zink, "United States Census, 1930"

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