Miles Clayton Hamm

8 April 1900–28 November 1955 (Age 55)
Van Buren, Iowa, United States

The Life of Miles Clayton

When Miles Clayton Hamm was born on 8 April 1900, in Van Buren, Iowa, United States, his father, William Hamm, was 39 and his mother, Hulda Ora Waddle, was 33. He married Mabel Mae Sidwell on 16 June 1924, in Van Buren, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Milton, Van Buren, Iowa, United States in 1915 and Chequest Township, Van Buren, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. He died on 28 November 1955, at the age of 55, and was buried in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States.

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Miles Clayton Hamm
Mabel Mae Sidwell
Marriage: 16 June 1924
Leona Lucile Hamm
Kenneth Duane Hamm

Spouse and Children

16 June 1924
Van Buren, Iowa, United States



    Kenneth Duane Hamm


Parents and Siblings

    William Hamm





World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 13

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 16

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name from Old English hamm, denoting a patch of flat, low-lying alluvial land beside a stream (often a promontory or water meadow in a river bend), or a habitational name from any of numerous places named with this word, for example in Gloucestershire, Greater London, Kent, Somerset, and Wiltshire.2 German: topographic name for someone who lived on land in a river bend, Old High German ham (see 1 above).3 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Hamm, a city in Westphalia.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clayton Hamm, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Clayton Hamm, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Clayton M Hamm, "United States Census, 1930"

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