Clyde Jacob Onstott

1 March 1881–1954 (Age 72)
Mechanicsville, Cedar, Iowa, United States

The Life of Clyde Jacob

When Clyde Jacob Onstott was born on 1 March 1881, in Mechanicsville, Cedar, Iowa, United States, his father, Jacob Henry Onstott, was 34 and his mother, Jennie Larkey, was 27. He married Nora A Boyd on 20 June 1916, in Marion, Linn, Iowa, United States. He lived in Cedar, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Pioneer Township, Cedar, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1954, at the age of 73, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Cedar, Iowa, United States.

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Clyde Jacob Onstott
Nora A Boyd
Marriage: 20 June 1916

Spouse and Children

20 June 1916
Marion, Linn, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Henry Onstott


    Jennie Larkey




    Geoffry Onstott


    Nelia Onstott


    Eldridge Franklin Gage Onstott




+6 More Children

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.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 3

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.
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

1 Probably an altered spelling of Onstad .2 Possibly an altered spelling of German Amstad, a topographic name from Middle High German an, am ‘at (the)’ + stade ‘bank’, ‘shore’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clyde J Onstott, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clyde J Onstott, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clyde Onstot in household of Jacob Onstot, "Iowa State Census, 1895"

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