Agnes Dalton

8 October 1899–1980 (Age 80)
Gladstone, Henderson, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary 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

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!
Age 1
This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam
Age 14
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.
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

1 English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Cumbria, County Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland, and Yorkshire, named Dalton, from Old English dæl ‘valley’ ( see Dale ) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.2 English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from Autun (D’Autun) in Seine-et-Loire, France. The place name derives from the Latin form Augustodunum, a compound of the imperial name Augustus + the Gaulish element dūn ‘hill’, ‘fort’.

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

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Sources (14)

  • Agnes Galbraith in household of Melvin Galbraith, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Agnes Galbraith in household of Melvin Galbraith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Agnes D Galbraith in household of Melvin Galbraith, "United States Census, 1930"

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