Samuel K Stoneking

7 May 1919–19 January 2009 (Age 89)
Tyler, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Samuel K

When Samuel K Stoneking was born on 7 May 1919, in Tyler, West Virginia, United States, his father, James Herman Stoneking, was 25 and his mother, Lula May Thompson, was 20. He married Geraldine M Fiber in 1941. He lived in Pine Grove, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States in 1930 and McElroy Magisterial District, Tyler, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 19 January 2009, in Hancock, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Follansbee, Brooke, West Virginia, United States.

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Samuel K Stoneking
Geraldine M Fiber
Marriage: 1941

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 1

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Translation of German Steinkönig, composed of Middle High German stein ‘stone’ + kūnic ‘king’, perhaps a nickname of anecdotal origin.

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

Sources (3)

  • Samuel K Stoneking in household of James H Stoneking, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Samuel Stoneking in household of Herman Stoneking, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Samuel K Stoneking in household of James H Stoneking, "United States Census, 1930"

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