Jones / Kinne, Frederick Burdette

Jones / Kinne, Frederick Burdette

Male 1916 - 2009  (93 years)

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  • Name Jones / Kinne, Frederick Burdette  [1, 2
    Nickname Fred 
    Born 8 Mar 1916  Fort Apache, Navajo County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Census 8 Apr 1930  El Centro, Imperial County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 14 Apr 1940  El Centro, Imperial County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 9 Aug 2009  San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Person ID I19422  Sackett | Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist, Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2022 

    Father Jones, Thomas L.,   b. Abt 1891,   d. Unknown 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Gibbins, Grace Frances,   b. 28 Oct 1892, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1978, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Children
     1. Jones / Kinne, Frederick Burdette,   b. 8 Mar 1916, Fort Apache, Navajo County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 2009, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     
    Family ID F30184  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Kinne, Frank Calvin,   b. 16 Oct 1893, Bancroft, Cuming County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1951, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Mother Gibbins, Grace Frances,   b. 28 Oct 1892, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1978, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Children 4 children 
     1. Jones / Kinne, Frederick Burdette,   b. 8 Mar 1916, Fort Apache, Navajo County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 2009, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    +2. Kinne, John Francis,   b. 26 Nov 1921, Seeley, Imperial County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 2011, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +3. Living
     4. Kinne, James Leo,   b. 15 Jul 1931, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1932, San Diego County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     
    Family ID F14022  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 8 Apr 1930 - El Centro, Imperial County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 14 Apr 1940 - El Centro, Imperial County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Aug 2009 - San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Street/Feature Village/Neighborhood/Community Township/Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Photos
    Frederick Burdette Kinne (1916-2009)
    Frederick Burdette Kinne (1916-2009)
    1966 San Diego Union AND DAILY BEE (San Diego, California) photo

  • Sources 
    1. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 16 Sep 2022.
      Memorial ID 168723913
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/168723913

      Frederick Burdette "Fred" Jones

      Birth
      8 Mar 1916
      Arizona, USA
      Death
      9 Aug 2009 (aged 93)
      San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
      Burial
      Burial Details Unknown

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S1503] Arizona, U.S., Birth Records, 1880-1935, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 16 Sep 2022.
      Name: Frederick Burdetta Jones
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: 8 Mar 1916
      Birth Place: Fort Apache, Navajo, Arizona, USA
      Father: Thomas L. Jones, age 25, b. St Johns, Arizona
      Mother: Grace Francis Jones, age 23, b. Boston, Mass.
      Certificate Number: 630

      Researched by Ted Smith

    3. [S937] 1930 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 24 Sep 2015.
      1930 Census, enumerated 8 Apr 1930 on Dahlia Canal Road in El Centro, Imperial, California, United States
      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      Frank C Kinne Head M 36 Nebraska
      Grace F Kinne Wife F 37 Massachusetts
      Burdette F Kinne Son M 14 Arizona
      Jack F Kinne Son M 8 California
      Shirley G Kinne Daughter F 3 California

      "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCF7-MJH : accessed 24 September 2015), Frank C Kinne, El Centro, Imperial, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0029, sheet 4A, family 85, line 38, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 119; FHL microfilm 2,339,854.

    4. [S1225] GenealogyBank.com (Reliability: 3), 16 Sep 2022.
      Fred Kinne

      Respected newsman also had a passion for teaching youth tennis

      San Diego Union-Tribune, The (CA) - Tuesday, August 11, 2009
      Fred Kinne, an unflappable editor who helped lead The Evening Tribune's Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the 1978 PSA plane crash, died Sunday night in La Mesa. He was 93.

      In a newsroom, Mr. Kinne was a commanding figure who was calm under fire and had a way of eliciting the best from people. His long journalism career also included editing positions at the San Diego Daily Journal and The San Diego Union.

      Among tennis enthusiasts, Mr. Kinne was a passionate advocate of the sport who held free youth clinics at Morley Field in Balboa Park and co-founded the San Diego Tennis Patrons.

      Mr. Kinne died at Arbor Hills Nursing Center. He had a stroke in January and never fully recovered, his family said.

      Friends and colleagues said Mr. Kinne was an excellent newspaperman who had a good rapport with his staff.

      "Everybody wanted to please him," said friend Jack Gregg, who worked with Mr. Kinne at The Evening Tribune. "He was fair and he knew how to get the best out of everybody. He had a reporter who wasn't very good (writing) at the typewriter. Fred saw him at the typewriter and had him leave the office so he could call it in (over the phone)."

      The late congressman and columnist Lionel Van Deerlin wrote about him when Mr. Kinne retired from The Evening Tribune in 1981.

      "Kinne typifies the middle-level executive who transformed the old movie version of newspaper hack into an honorable profession," Van Deerlin wrote. "Kinne's control under stress has long been the envy of those around him. It was best demonstrated in the first 45 minutes after that PSA crash. ... "

      A Pacific Southwest Airlines Boeing 727 collided in mid-air with a small private plane Sept. 25, 1978. The wreckage fell on North Park, and 144 people were killed.

      Mr. Kinne's newspaper career started in El Centro in 1935 at The Imperial Valley Press, where he was a reporter, a sports editor and city editor. He left in 1941 to join the Army Air Forces.

      He advanced from private to lieutenant colonel and commanded a fighter group in Europe during World War II. His military honors included three Distinguished Flying Crosses and the French government's Croix de Guerre.

      He returned to San Diego journalism in 1946, joining the San Diego Daily Journal as a reporter. He went on to become managing editor of the paper. He worked at the Los Angeles Examiner for a short time in 1950 before returning to San Diego to work for The Evening Tribune, where he served as city editor and later executive news editor.

      Mr. Kinne returned to the Examiner as city editor in 1959. In 1962, he joined The San Diego Union, where he was named managing editor in 1968. He moved to the Tribune as editor in 1971.

      Mr. Kinne was also a driving force in local tennis circles, teaching thousands of youngsters over the years. He offered free tennis lessons on weekends and helped organize one of the first novice tournaments in San Diego in the early 1950s. He was among the first 10 members of the San Diego Tennis Hall of Fame, along with Maureen Connolly and Wilbur Folsom.

      Among Mr. Kinne's young students was Brian Teacher, who went on to win the Australian Open in 1980.

      Paul Strong, Mr. Kinne's nephew, said his uncle enjoyed teaching and would teach anyone who was interested.

      "He had a passion for it," Strong said. "There were a number of kids who went through his clinic who ended up getting college (tennis) scholarships."

      Mr. Kinne moved to North Carolina in 1981 after his retirement from newspapers to operate a tennis club. He sold the business and returned to San Diego in 1997.

      The former journalists who held Mr. Kinne in high esteem included author Sid Fleischman, who modeled a character in his children's book after his former editor. A benevolent ship captain in "The Giant Rat of Sumatra" is named Fred B. Kinne.

      Frederick B. Kinne was born March 8, 1916, in Fort Apache, Ariz., to Grace Gibbins and Frank Kinne. He grew up in Imperial Valley but had family in San Diego and attended San Diego High School his senior year.

      He attended junior college in El Centro, where a former high school teacher taught English and journalism, said his sister, Shirley Strong of San Diego.

      In addition to his sister, Mr. Kinne is survived by a brother, John of San Diego; and several nieces and nephews.

      Services are pending.

      San Diego Union-Tribune, The (CA) - Tuesday, August 11, 2009

      San Diego Union-Tribune, The () , obit for Fred Kinne, GenealogyBank.com (https://www.genealogybank.com/doc/obituaries/obit/12A16FC48F18E610-12A16FC48F18E610 : accessed 16 September 2022)

      Researched by Ted Smith

    5. [S814] 1940 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 24 Sep 2015.
      1940 Census, enumerated 14 Apr 1940 on Dahlia Canal Road, El Centro, Imperial County, California, United States
      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      Frank Kinne Head M 44 Nebraska
      Grace Y Kinne Wife F 44 Massachusetts
      Burdette Kinne Son M 23 California
      John Kinne Son M 18 California
      Shirley Kinne Daughter F 13 California

      "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9Q1-4LL : accessed 24 September 2015), Frank Kinne, Judicial Township 2, Imperial, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 13-22, sheet 7B, family 151, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 209.


    6. [S1225] GenealogyBank.com (Reliability: 3), 16 Sep 2022.
      Fred Kinne

      Respected newsman also had a passion for teaching youth tennis

      San Diego Union-Tribune, The (CA) - Tuesday, August 11, 2009
      Fred Kinne, an unflappable editor who helped lead The Evening Tribune's Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the 1978 PSA plane crash, died Sunday night in La Mesa. He was 93.

      In a newsroom, Mr. Kinne was a commanding figure who was calm under fire and had a way of eliciting the best from people. His long journalism career also included editing positions at the San Diego Daily Journal and The San Diego Union.

      Among tennis enthusiasts, Mr. Kinne was a passionate advocate of the sport who held free youth clinics at Morley Field in Balboa Park and co-founded the San Diego Tennis Patrons.

      Mr. Kinne died at Arbor Hills Nursing Center. He had a stroke in January and never fully recovered, his family said.

      Friends and colleagues said Mr. Kinne was an excellent newspaperman who had a good rapport with his staff.

      "Everybody wanted to please him," said friend Jack Gregg, who worked with Mr. Kinne at The Evening Tribune. "He was fair and he knew how to get the best out of everybody. He had a reporter who wasn't very good (writing) at the typewriter. Fred saw him at the typewriter and had him leave the office so he could call it in (over the phone)."

      The late congressman and columnist Lionel Van Deerlin wrote about him when Mr. Kinne retired from The Evening Tribune in 1981.

      "Kinne typifies the middle-level executive who transformed the old movie version of newspaper hack into an honorable profession," Van Deerlin wrote. "Kinne's control under stress has long been the envy of those around him. It was best demonstrated in the first 45 minutes after that PSA crash. ... "

      A Pacific Southwest Airlines Boeing 727 collided in mid-air with a small private plane Sept. 25, 1978. The wreckage fell on North Park, and 144 people were killed.

      Mr. Kinne's newspaper career started in El Centro in 1935 at The Imperial Valley Press, where he was a reporter, a sports editor and city editor. He left in 1941 to join the Army Air Forces.

      He advanced from private to lieutenant colonel and commanded a fighter group in Europe during World War II. His military honors included three Distinguished Flying Crosses and the French government's Croix de Guerre.

      He returned to San Diego journalism in 1946, joining the San Diego Daily Journal as a reporter. He went on to become managing editor of the paper. He worked at the Los Angeles Examiner for a short time in 1950 before returning to San Diego to work for The Evening Tribune, where he served as city editor and later executive news editor.

      Mr. Kinne returned to the Examiner as city editor in 1959. In 1962, he joined The San Diego Union, where he was named managing editor in 1968. He moved to the Tribune as editor in 1971.

      Mr. Kinne was also a driving force in local tennis circles, teaching thousands of youngsters over the years. He offered free tennis lessons on weekends and helped organize one of the first novice tournaments in San Diego in the early 1950s. He was among the first 10 members of the San Diego Tennis Hall of Fame, along with Maureen Connolly and Wilbur Folsom.

      Among Mr. Kinne's young students was Brian Teacher, who went on to win the Australian Open in 1980.

      Paul Strong, Mr. Kinne's nephew, said his uncle enjoyed teaching and would teach anyone who was interested.

      "He had a passion for it," Strong said. "There were a number of kids who went through his clinic who ended up getting college (tennis) scholarships."

      Mr. Kinne moved to North Carolina in 1981 after his retirement from newspapers to operate a tennis club. He sold the business and returned to San Diego in 1997.

      The former journalists who held Mr. Kinne in high esteem included author Sid Fleischman, who modeled a character in his children's book after his former editor. A benevolent ship captain in "The Giant Rat of Sumatra" is named Fred B. Kinne.

      Frederick B. Kinne was born March 8, 1916, in Fort Apache, Ariz., to Grace Gibbins and Frank Kinne. He grew up in Imperial Valley but had family in San Diego and attended San Diego High School his senior year.

      He attended junior college in El Centro, where a former high school teacher taught English and journalism, said his sister, Shirley Strong of San Diego.

      In addition to his sister, Mr. Kinne is survived by a brother, John of San Diego; and several nieces and nephews.

      Services are pending.

      San Diego Union-Tribune, The (CA) - Tuesday, August 11, 2009

      San Diego Union-Tribune, The () , obit for Fred Kinne, GenealogyBank.com (https://www.genealogybank.com/doc/obituaries/obit/12A16FC48F18E610-12A16FC48F18E610 : accessed 16 September 2022)

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      Fred Kinne: Tennis club founder dies at 93 Kinne opened Oak Hills Racquet Club

      Tennis club founder dies at 93

      Herald-Journal (Spartanburg, SC) - Thursday, August 13, 2009
      Fred Kinne, a southern California newspaper editor who moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains in the 1980s to open a tennis club in Hendersonville, died Sunday at age 93.

      Kinne moved to Hendersonville in 1981 after his retirement from newspapers and opened the Oak Hills Racquet Club, where he pursued a passion for teaching tennis and developing young players. He sold the clubs and returned to San Diego in 1997 but is still fondly remembered in his adopted home by tennis players and the youngsters he coached.

      "He was one sweetheart of a man," said Ralph Wingerter, a friend and fellow player and coach who knew Kinne during his time here. "I worked with him many times on children's contests and tournaments. He was a marvelous guy.

      "He cooperated with me. He helped me with my programs and I helped him with his programs," Wingerter said.

      Wingerter was an independent coach, and in a lot of communities club owners would not give independents access.

      "Kinne wasn't that way," he said. "He loved the game of tennis. Right up until the time he left he was involved in coaching."

      Won 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses

      Kinne was a driving force in San Diego tennis circles, teaching thousands of youngsters over the years. He offered free tennis lessons on weekends and helped organize one of the first novice tournaments in San Diego in the early 1950s, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported in a news story on his death.

      Among his young students was Brian Teacher, who went on to win the Australian Open in 1980.

      Paul Strong, Kinne's nephew, told the San Diego newspaper that his uncle enjoyed teaching and would teach anyone who was interested.

      "He had a passion for it," Strong said. "There were a number of kids who went through his clinic who ended up getting college (tennis) scholarships."

      Kinne's newspaper career started in El Centro in 1935 at The Imperial Valley Press, where he was a reporter, a sports editor and city editor. He left in 1941 to join the Army Air Forces. He advanced from private to lieutenant colonel and commanded a fighter group in Europe during World War II. His military honors included three Distinguished Flying Crosses and the French government's Croix de Guerre.

      He returned to San Diego journalism in 1946, joining the San Diego Daily Journal as a reporter. He went on to become managing editor of the paper. He worked at the Los Angeles Examiner for a short time in 1950 before returning to San Diego to work for the Evening Tribune, where he served as city editor and later executive news editor.

      Kinne returned to the Examiner as city editor in 1959. In 1962, he joined the San Diego Union, where he was named managing editor in 1968. He moved to the Tribune as editor in 1971.

      While at the Evening Tribune, Kinne covered a mid-air collision between a Pacific Southwest Airlines Boeing 727 and a small private plane on Sept. 25, 1978. The coverage of the crash that killed 144 people won a Pulitzer Prize.

      "Everybody wanted to please him," said friend Jack Gregg, who worked with Kinne at the Evening Tribune. "He was fair and he knew how to get the best out of everybody."

      Kinne is survived by his sister and brother, and several nieces and nephews.

      Herald-Journal (Spartanburg, SC) - Thursday, August 13, 2009

      Herald-Journal () , obit for Fred Kinne: Tennis club founder dies at 93 Kinne opened Oak Hills Racquet Club, GenealogyBank.com (https://www.genealogybank.com/doc/obituaries/obit/12BA2BBDF5CC9D10-12BA2BBDF5CC9D10 : accessed 16 September 2022)

      Researched by Ted Smith


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