Floyd Roscoe Dake

Male1 November 1881–27 September 1956

Brief Life History of Floyd Roscoe

When Floyd Roscoe Dake was born on 1 November 1881, in Eden Township, Benton, Iowa, United States, his father, Floyd Adelbert Dake, was 25 and his mother, Mary Catherine Young, was 21. He married Blanche Phoebe "Annie" Meskimen on 4 October 1905, in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Iowa, United States in 1949 and Vinton, Benton, Iowa, United States in 1950. He died on 27 September 1956, at the age of 74, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton, Benton, Iowa, United States.

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Floyd Roscoe Dake
Blanche Phoebe "Annie" Meskimen
Marriage: 4 October 1905
John Adelbert Dake
Lawrence LeRoy Dake
Marion Lewis Dake
Donald Floyd Dake

Sources (31)

  • Floyd R Dake, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Floyd Dake, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Floyd Dake, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 October 1905Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 1

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.


    Age 19

    Historical Boundaries: 1900: Benton, Iowa, United States

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 20

    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    Name Meaning

    Perhaps an altered form of German Deike .

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

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