Newell Dewy Sangston

29 August 1898–November 1986 (Age 88)
Garber, Clayton, Iowa, United States

The Life of Newell Dewy

When Newell Dewy Sangston was born on 29 August 1898, his father, Issac Sangston, was 57 and his mother, Lelia M Bevans, was 43. He lived in Clayton, Iowa, United States in 1905 and Mallory Township, Clayton, Iowa, United States in 1920. He died in November 1986, in Garber, Clayton, Iowa, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Issac Sangston
1841–1894
Lelia M Bevans
1855–1939
Hallie A Sangston
1876–1972
Sangford K Sangston
1878–1958
William B Sangston
1880–1966
Florence J Sangston
1882–1912
Estella B Sangston
1884–1968
Maude Liri Sangston
1887–1975
Gladys J Sangston
1889–1978
John Amber Sangston
1892–1966
Alvia A Sangston
1894–1958
Newell Dewy Sangston
1898–1986

Parents and Siblings

    Issac Sangston

    Male1841–1894Male

    Lelia M Bevans

    Female1855–1939Female

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 15

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 24

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 (mainly West Midlands): habitational name from any of various places, for example Langstone in Devon and Hampshire, named with Old English lang ‘long’, ‘tall’ + stān ‘stone’, i.e. a menhir.

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

Sources (3)

  • Dewy N Sangslone in household of John Sangstone, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Newel D Sangston, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Newel D Sangston in household of John Sangston, "United States Census, 1920"

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