Clifton Floyd Hart

8 January 1877–3 December 1956 (Age 79)
Otho, Webster, Iowa, United States

The Life of Clifton Floyd

When Clifton Floyd Hart was born on 8 January 1877, in Otho, Webster, Iowa, United States, his father, Dewitt Clinton Hart, was 24 and his mother, Mary Asenath Wakeman, was 23. He married Amy Mahalia Phillips on 26 November 1902, in Otho, Webster, Iowa, United States. He lived in Webster, Iowa, United States in 1905 and Otho Township, Webster, Iowa, United States in 1915. He died on 3 December 1956, in Otho, Webster, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Otho Cemetery, Otho, Webster, Iowa, United States.

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Clifton Floyd Hart
Amy Mahalia Phillips
Marriage: 26 November 1902

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26 November 1902
Otho, Webster, Iowa, United States

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 7

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English and North German: from a personal name or nickname meaning ‘stag’, Middle English hert, Middle Low German hërte, harte.2 German: variant spelling of Hardt 1 and 2.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name or a nickname from German and Yiddish hart ‘hard’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Floyd C Hart, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Floyd C Hart, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Floyd C Hart, "United States Census, 1940"

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