Christina Wilhelmina Kranich

30 August 1914–30 November 1995 (Age 81)
Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan, United States

The Life of Christina Wilhelmina

When Christina Wilhelmina Kranich was born on 30 August 1914, in Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan, United States, her father, George Albert Kranich, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Marie Rathburn, was 24. She lived in Big Rapids, Mecosta, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Waterford Township, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 30 November 1995, in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 81.

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 3

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

German: nickname for a long-legged or tall and slender person, from Middle High German kranech ‘crane’.

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

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  • Christina Kranish in household of Wilimena Kranich, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Christina Gillmer in household of Owen Gillmer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Cristina Kranich in household of Minnie Kranich, "United States Census, 1920"

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