Robert Showman

26 January 1903–19 February 1987 (Age 84)
Delta, Keokuk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Robert

When Robert Showman was born on 26 January 1903, in Delta, Keokuk, Iowa, United States, his father, Samuel Densmore Showman, was 31 and his mother, Vinney Evelyn Fuller, was 25. He married Edith Marie Randels Showman on 24 June 1932, in Missouri, United States. He lived in Warren Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Washington Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. He died on 19 February 1987, at the age of 84, and was buried in Delta, Keokuk, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Showman
1903–1987
Edith Marie Randels Showman
1908–2003
Marriage: 24 June 1932

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 June 1932
Missouri, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

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World Events (8)

1904

Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 10

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 23

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

1 English: unexplained.2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Schaumann ( see Schauman ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Showman, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Robert Showman, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Robt Showman in household of Mrs. Eva Showman, "United States Census, 1930"

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