William Randal Dikeman

28 December 1860–11 April 1916 (Age 55)
Illinois, United States

The Life of William Randal

When William Randal Dikeman was born on 28 December 1860, in Illinois, United States, his father, Edward L Dikeman, was 30 and his mother, Amanda Fry, was 23. He married Effie May Berlin on 23 December 1894, in Elk, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Logan Township, Pratt, Kansas, United States in 1910 and Township Number 6, Pratt, Kansas, United States in 1915. He died on 11 April 1916, in Kansas, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Randal Dikeman
1860–1916
Effie May Berlin
1877–1948
Marriage: 23 December 1894
May Effie Dikeman
1895–1996
Anna Amanda Dikeman
1897–1994
William Fredrick Dikeman
1899–1992
Randal Edward Dikeman
1901–1953
Grace Ellen Dikeman
1904–1905
Grace Luellen Dikeman
1906–2002
Clara M. Dikeman
1908–1908
Viola Jessie Dikeman
1909–1912
Ralph Charles Dikeman
1912–2001

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 December 1894
Elk, Kansas, United States
children

(9)

    May Effie Dikeman

    Female1895–1996Female

    Anna Amanda Dikeman

    Female1897–1994Female

    Male1899–1992Male

    Male1901–1953Male

    Grace Ellen Dikeman

    Female1904–1905Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 1

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.
1863

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 15

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Probably in most cases an Americanized spelling of Dutch Dyckman or German Teichmann . However, early forms of English Digman include the spelling Dikeman, and in some cases the name may represent a survival of this older form.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Will R Dikeman, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • William Dikeman in household of David Blakesley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William R Dikeman, "United States Census, 1910"

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