Carl Dewitt Briden

17 November 1882–15 April 1951 (Age 68)
Janesville, Bremer, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Carl Dewitt

When Carl Dewitt Briden was born on 17 November 1882, in Janesville, Bremer, Iowa, United States, his father, Henry William Briden, was 41 and his mother, Marian Spencer, was 38. He married Ethel Birdina Austin on 5 September 1905, in Shell Rock, Butler, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Bremer, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Jefferson Township, Bremer, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 15 April 1951, at the age of 68, and was buried in Janesville, Bremer, Iowa, United States.

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Carl Dewitt Briden
Ethel Birdina Austin
Marriage: 5 September 1905
Carl Austin Briden

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World Events (8)

1884 · There is now a Capital Building
Age 2
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.
Age 4
Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
Age 19
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

Scottish: variant spelling of Bryden .

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

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Sources (10)

  • Earl D Briden, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dewett E Brieden, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Carl D Briden, "United States Census, 1940"

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