Fred Ehlie Wankan

5 February 1891–13 December 1985 (Age 94)
Marysville, Cooke, Texas, United States

The Life of Fred Ehlie

When Fred Ehlie Wankan was born on 5 February 1891, in Marysville, Cooke, Texas, United States, his father, John Short Wankan, was 33 and his mother, Nora Belle Miller, was 18. He married Mary Elizabeth Harpold on 27 October 1914, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, Cooke, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 13 December 1985, at the age of 94, and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Athens, McMinn, Tennessee, United States.

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Fred Ehlie Wankan
1891–1985
Mary Elizabeth Harpold
1896–1998
Marriage: 27 October 1914
Fred Ehlie Wankan
1917–2001
Marise E Wankan
1921–2010

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MARRIAGE
27 October 1914
Texas, United States
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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 3

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Frederic Wankan in household of John S Wankan, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Fred Wanken in household of John S Wanken, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Fred E Wankan in entry for Fred E Wankan, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"

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