Isaac Leroy McEvers

6 December 1900–15 October 1983 (Age 82)
Volga, Clayton, Iowa, United States

The Life of Isaac Leroy

When Isaac Leroy McEvers was born on 6 December 1900, in Volga, Clayton, Iowa, United States, his father, Isaac McEvers, was 46 and his mother, Francis Eveline Lee, was 42. He married Julia Ethellee Shelton on 20 March 1920, in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 15 October 1983, in El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Heber Springs, Cleburne, Arkansas, United States.

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Isaac Leroy McEvers
Julia Ethellee Shelton
Marriage: 20 March 1920
Le Roy Thomas Mc Evers

Spouse and Children

20 March 1920
Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States


    Le Roy Thomas Mc Evers


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World Events (8)

1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 1

Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful "oil boom".
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.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 22

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of McIver .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Isaac L Mc Evers, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Isaac L Mcevers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leroy I Mcevers in household of Isaac Mcevers, "United States Census, 1910"

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