Evelyn Meinke

16 January 1931–after 2008 (Age 76)
Brookfield Township, Clinton, Iowa, United States

The Life of Evelyn

When Evelyn Meinke was born on 16 January 1931, in Brookfield Township, Clinton, Iowa, United States, her father, Louis Carl Meinke, was 35 and her mother, Thelma Manila Staman, was 32. She lived in Elwood, Clinton, Iowa Territory, United States in 1940. She died after 2008, at the age of 78.

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Louis Carl Meinke
Thelma Manila Staman
Evelyn Meinke

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1934 · The Grout Museum

Age 3

The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 24

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: from a pet form of Mein .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Evelyn Mink in household of Louis C Mink, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Evelyn M Tonderum in entry for Thelma Manila Meinke Staman, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Evelyn im Eintrag für Mitchell Duane Schroder, „Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, ca. 1835-1998“

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