Kinne, John Francis

Kinne, John Francis

Male 1921 - 2011  (89 years)

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  • Name Kinne, John Francis  [1
    Nickname Jack 
    Born 26 Nov 1921  Seeley, Imperial County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 8 Apr 1930  El Centro, Imperial County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 14 Apr 1940  El Centro, Imperial County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 6 Apr 1950  San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 9 Aug 2009  San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 9 Apr 2011  San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 9 Apr 2011  San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 7
    Buried Holy Cross Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Person ID I19423  Sackett | Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist, Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2022 

    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) 
    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) 
    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

    Family Jones, Freda Irene,   b. 25 Jan 1920, Clarkston, Dunklin County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 2020, La Mesa, San Diego County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years) 
    Married 21 May 1949  San Diego County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Children 
    +1. Kinne, Catherine Sue,   b. 24 May 1953, San Diego County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1997, San Diego County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F30180  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 MapsMarried - 21 May 1949 - San Diego County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 6 Apr 1950 - San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Kinne, Catherine Sue - 24 May 1953 - San Diego County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 9 Aug 2009 - San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 9 Apr 2011 - San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Apr 2011 - 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

  • Sources 
    1. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 16 Sep 2022.
      Memorial ID 186039989
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/186039989

      John Francis Kinne

      Birth
      26 Nov 1921
      Death
      9 Apr 2011 (aged 89)
      Burial
      Holy Cross Cemetery
      San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
      Plot
      Our Lady of Guadalupe Columbarium "P" Niche 1-D

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [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.

    3. [S884] U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 16 Sep 2022.
      Name: John Francis Kinne
      Social Security Number: 549-14-9652
      Birth Date: 26 Nov 1921
      Issue Year: Before 1951
      Issue State: California
      Last Residence: 92104, San Diego, San Diego, California
      Death Date: 9 Apr 2011

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    4. [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.


    5. [S2769] 1950 United States Federal Census (Ancestry.com), (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 16 Sep 2022.
      1950 Census, enumerated 6 Apr 1950 at 4043 Utah St in San Diego, San Diego County, California, United States

      John F Kinney, Head, W, M, 28, Mar, California, Mail carrier, Post office
      Freda Kinney, Wife, W, F, 30, Mar, Missouri, ___

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    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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    7. [S1225] GenealogyBank.com (Reliability: 3), 16 Sep 2022.
      John Francis Or Jack Kinne, 89

      OBITUARIES

      San Diego Union-Tribune, The (CA) - Thursday, April 21, 2011

      Birth: November 26, 1921 Death: April 9, 2011 John (Jack) Francis Kinne, 89, a retired mail carrier at the North Park Post Office, passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 9, 2011. Born in Seeley, CA he was the second son of Frank and Grace Kinne. He, his brother, Fred, and his sister, Shirley, lived on a farm in El Centro, CA before moving to San Diego in 1942. Jack enlisted in the Navy that same year and served in World War II. He and his wife Freda (Peggy) were married for 61 years. Their daughter Cathy predeceased them in 1997. Jack is survived by his beloved wife, a sister, one nephew, three nieces, and 11 grandnieces and nephews. Services will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in North Park at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 30th. Donations may be made to the San Diego Center for the Blind.

      San Diego Union-Tribune, The (CA) - Thursday, April 21, 2011

      San Diego Union-Tribune, The (California) 21 April 2011, obit for KINNE, JOHN FRANCIS, GenealogyBank.com (https://www.genealogybank.com/doc/obituaries/obit/1370A432A01FD0E0-1370A432A01FD0E0 : accessed 16 September 2022)

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    8. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 16 Sep 2022.
      Memorial ID 220892363
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/220892363

      Freda Irene "Peggy" Jones Kinne

      Birth
      25 Feb 1920
      Clarkton, Dunklin County, Missouri, USA
      Death
      18 Dec 2020 (aged 100)
      La Mesa, San Diego County, California, USA
      Burial
      Holy Cross Cemetery
      San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Plot
      Our Lady of Guadalupe Columbarium

      Freda Irene Kinne
      February 25, 1920 - December 18, 2020
      La Mesa
      Freda Irene "Peggy" Kinne, age 100, died peacefully in her sleep on December 18, 2020, after testing positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) earlier in December.

      Peggy was born in Clarkton, MO, to Freda Opal Pierce and Arthur B.F. Jones. Peggy's mother died from tuberculosis when she was five years old.

      During World War II, Peggy worked at the AC Spark Plug plant in Flint, MI, making sparkplugs for wartime aircraft. She later moved to San Diego, CA., and in 1949 married John Francis "Jack" Kinne. They were married for nearly 62 years. Their daughter, Catherine Sue Kinne, was born in May of 1953.

      Peggy outlived much of her family, including her husband, daughter, grandson, and three siblings. She is survived by her sisters, Barbara Luebke and Patricia Teder and her husband, John, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

      Peggy loved her church, her family & friends, dancing to 1940s music, and was an avid San Diego Chargers fan.

      A funeral mass will be held at St Martin of Tours Catholic Church in La Mesa, CA., date and time to be determined.

      Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on Jan. 10, 2021.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    9. [S1158] California, U.S., Marriage Index, 1949-1959, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 16 Sep 2022.
      Name: John F Kinne
      Gender: Male
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1922
      Age: 27
      Marriage Date: 21 May 1949
      Marriage Place: San Diego, California, USA
      Spouse: Freda I Jones
      Spouse Age: 29

      Researched by Ted Smith


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