Harold Leroy Sisson

Male2 March 1907–23 April 1979

Brief Life History of Harold Leroy

When Harold Leroy Sisson was born on 2 March 1907, in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States, his father, Leroy Wallace Sisson, was 29 and his mother, Martha Melvina Snow, was 26. He lived in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Waterloo Township, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 23 April 1979, in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in La Porte City, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States.

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Harold Leroy Sisson
Helen Irene Wilhelmina Boeddeker

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  • Harold L Sisson, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Harold Leroy Sisson, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Harold Leroy Sisson, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 6

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.

1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 19

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Name Meaning


from the Middle English female personal name Sis(se), Cisse, a pet form of Cecily (see Sisley ) + -son.

variant of Syson, a habitational name from Syston (Leicestershire), from a short form of an Old English personal name such as Sigehǣth or Sigefrith + Old English tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

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

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