Frank Ragnar Wankle

16 September 1887–March 1964 (Age 76)
Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden

The Life of Frank Ragnar

Frank Ragnar Wankle was born on 16 September 1887, in Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden. He married Emma Charlott Lindell on 14 June 1911, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 30 years. He died in March 1964, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Frank Ragnar Wankle
Emma Charlott Lindell
Marriage: 14 June 1911
Frank Rodney Jr. Wankle
Harold W Wankle

Spouse and Children

14 June 1911
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States


World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Masonic Temple Building

Age 5

The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 21

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

German: pet form of Wanke , itself a pet form of a Slavic name represented in German by Wenzel .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frank Wankle, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Frank W Wankle in household of John T Lindholm, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Frank R Wankle, "United States Census, 1940"

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