Voter Registrations: The Unmarried Meincke Sons

Voter Registrations: The Unmarried Meincke Sons

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Mary A. (Kelly) and Frederick Meincke had four sons.  Two married and two did not.  The unmarried sons were Frederick Jr., born in 1878 in San Francisco, and Ralph, born in 1891 in San Francisco.  Both lived with their mother and sister Gertrude well into their adult lives.

Frederick Joseph Meincke Jr.

Notes:

Frederick first votes at the age of 22 in 1900.  He was a Republican, Democrat, and had a brief stint with the Union Labor party.  Between 1909 and 1911, he was a member of the California State Assembly, which is not noted in the records.  His first residence, 4298 Mission Road, was where the Five Mile House was situation–the boarding house his parents owned.  Most of his career he was the Deputy County Clerk for San Francisco.
Meincke    Frederick Joseph     4298 Mission    none            1900    none given    22
Meincke    Frederick Jos         19 Cotter     Dep. Co. Clerk    1907    none given    28
Meincke    Frederick J.            19 Cotter    Dep. Co. Clerk    1908    Union Labor    29
Meincke    Frederick J.            19 Cotter    Dep. Co. Clerk    1910    Republican    31
Meincke    Frederick Joseph    19 Cotter    Clerk                  1912    Republican    33
Meincke    Frederick Joseph    19 Cotter    Clerk                  1913    Republican    33
Meincke    Frederick J.            19 Cotter    Clerk                  1914    Republican
Meincke    Frederick J.            19 Cotter    Clerk                  1916    Republican
Meincke    Frederick J.            19 Cotter    Dep. Co. Clerk    1918    Republican
Meincke    Frederick J.            19 Cotter    Dep. Co. Clerk    1920    Republican
Meincke    Frederick J.            19 Cotter    Clerk                  1922    Republican
Meincke    Frederick J.            19 Cotter    Clerk                  1922    Republican
Meincke    Fred J.                   31 Cotter    Clerk                  1930    Republican
Meincke    Frederick J.            31 Cotter    Dep. Co. Clerk    1935    Democrat
Meincke    Frederick J.            31 Cotter    Clerk                  1936    Democrat

Ralph M. Meincke

Notes:

Ralph started voted in 1912 at the age of 20.  He switched his party affiliation quite a bit.  He worked as a Teamster and then a salesman, back to a teamster, and then a salesman again.  It’s interesting because this really doesn’t reflect the information found in the census or city directories.  Those records show:  1910–Street Car Laborer (could that be a teamster?), 1920–Molder, 1927–Controller, 1930–Horse Dealer, which could be classified as “salesman”.  Other documents only show him as a teamster in 1919.


Meincke    Ralph         19 Cotter     Teamster    1912    Republican
Meincke    Ralph         19 Cotter     Teamster    1913    Republican
Meincke    Ralph         19 Cotter     Teamster    1914    Democrat
Meincke    Ralph         19 Cotter     Teamster    1916    Democrat
Meincke    Ralph         19 Cotter     Teamster    1919    Republican
Meincke    Ralph         19 Cotter     Teamster    1920    Republican
Meincke    Ralph M.    19 Cotter     Teamster    1923    Republican
Meincke    Ralph M.    19 Cotter     Teamster    1928    Republican
Meincke    Ralph M.    31 Cotter     Salesman   1930    Republican
Meincke    Ralph M.    31 Cotter     none given  1932    Republican
Meincke    Ralph M.    31 Cotter     Teamster    1935    Democrat
Meincke    Ralph M.     31 Cotter    Salesman   1936    Republican

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