Agnes Dalton

Female8 October 1899–1980

Brief Life History of Agnes

When Agnes Dalton was born on 8 October 1899, in Gladstone, Henderson, Illinois, United States, her father, Lewis Dryason Dalton, was 21 and her mother, Olive Jane O'Conner, was 18. She married Melvin Russell Galbraith on 5 May 1920. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Green Bay Township, Lee, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Flint River Township, Des Moines, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died in 1980, at the age of 81, and was buried in Stronghurst, Henderson, Illinois, United States.

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Melvin Russell Galbraith
Agnes Dalton
Marriage: 5 May 1920
Virgil LaVern Galbraith
Eugene Galbraith
Milton E. Galbraith
Maurice Rupert Galbraith

Sources (15)

  • Agnes Galbraith in household of Melvin Galbraith, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Agnes Dalton, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Agnes E Dalton in entry for Maurice Rupert Galbraith, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"

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  • Marriage
    5 May 1920
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 1

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    1910 · Boy Scouts of America

    Age 11

    When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

    1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

    Age 23

    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

    English and Irish: habitational name from any of various places called Dalton in Westmorland, Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland, and Yorkshire, from Old English dæl ‘valley’ (see Dale ) + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

    History: The surname was taken to Ireland by English traders in the early 13th century .

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

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