Van Dyke Clingman

27 December 1899–26 May 1970 (Age 70)
Columbus Junct., Iowa

The Life of Van Dyke

When Van Dyke Clingman was born on 27 December 1899, his father, Dr. Edward Bright Clingman, was 26 and his mother, Nora Belle Van Dyke, was 24. He married Helen Aileen Bishop on 4 June 1925, in Calhoun, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 26 May 1970, at the age of 70, and was buried in Newton, Jasper, Iowa, United States.

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Van Dyke Clingman
Helen Aileen Bishop
Marriage: 4 June 1925
Allen Edward Clingman

Spouse and Children


    Helen Aileen Bishop


4 June 1925
Calhoun, Iowa, United States


    Allen Edward Clingman


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

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

Age 14

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.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 19

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Klingmann ( see Klingman ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Van Dyke Clingman in household of Edward B Clingman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Van Clingman in household of Edward Clingman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Van D Clingman in household of Edward B Clingman, "United States Census, 1900"

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