Alvie Clyde Fenton

13 September 1879–1954 (Age 74)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Alvie Clyde

When Alvie Clyde Fenton was born on 13 September 1879, in Iowa, United States, his father, William C. Fenton, was 43 and his mother, Mary Malinda Casteel, was 36. He married Dessie May Leffert on 24 May 1899, in Jackson, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Washington Township, Dubuque, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died in 1954, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 75.

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Alvie Clyde Fenton
Dessie May Leffert
Marriage: 24 May 1899
Amy Lucille Fenton
Oscar Dale Fenton
Blanche J. Fenton
Alice Marguerite Fenton
Niles L. Fenton
Vera Maxine Fenton

Spouse and Children

24 May 1899
Jackson, Iowa, United States


    Amy Lucille Fenton



    Blanche J. Fenton



    Niles L. Fenton


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings


    Mary Malinda Casteel




    Amy C. Fenton



    James Carson Fenton


    Charles Cook Fenton



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 5

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 21

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

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places, in Lincolnshire, Northumberland, Staffordshire, and South Yorkshire, so called from Old English fenn ‘marsh’, ‘fen’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’2 Irish: English surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Fionnachta ( see Finnerty ) or Ó Fiachna ‘descendant of Fiachna ’, an old personal name Anglicized as Feighney and sometimes mistranslated as Hunt ( see Fee ).3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of various like-sounding names, for example Finkelstein ( see Funke ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clyde Fenton in household of Mary M Fenton, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Clyde C Fenton, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • A Clyde Fenton, "United States Census, 1930"

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