Lillian A Ponath

13 October 1903–10 February 1996 (Age 92)
Nebraska, United States

The Life of Lillian A

When Lillian A Ponath was born on 13 October 1903, in Nebraska, United States, her father, Otto Gustaves Ponath, was 36 and her mother, Maria Barbara Klein, was 29. She married Frederick Theodore Yonkee on 14 August 1926, in Pine Creek, Park, Montana Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Laurel, Yellowstone, Montana, United States in 1920 and School District 73 Indian Creek, Powder River, Montana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 10 February 1996, in Sheridan, Sheridan, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Sheridan Elks Cemetery, Sheridan, Sheridan, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frederick Theodore Yonkee
Lillian A Ponath
Marriage: 14 August 1926
Fred F Yonkee
Lawrence A Yonkee

Spouse and Children

    Frederick Theodore Yonkee



14 August 1926
Pine Creek, Park, Montana Territory, United States


    Fred F Yonkee


    Lawrence A Yonkee


Parents and Siblings

    Otto Gustaves Ponath


    Maria Barbara Klein




    Oswald William (Tom) Ponath


    Karl E Ponath


    Asta Linnie Ponath


    Agnes W Ponath


    Sieghardt O Ponath


+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 17

Women got to vote first time in the state of Wyoming.
1933 · Fort Peck Dam Construction Begins

Age 30

Construction on the Fort Peck Dam started in 1933. It is the highest of six major dams along the Missouri River. It is located in the northeastern part of Montana near Glasgow and Fort Peck.

Name Meaning

German: variant of Ponnath, probably a Huguenot name from Vaud in French Switzerland.

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

Sources (3)

  • Lilian A Yonkee in household of Fred T Yonkee, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lillian A Yonkee in household of Fred T Yonkee, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lillian Ponath in household of Otto G Ponath, "United States Census, 1920"

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