Dulcena Adlena McCleary

Brief Life History of Dulcena Adlena

When Dulcena Adlena McCleary was born on 5 February 1907, in Libertyville, Jefferson, Iowa, United States, her father, Archelious Benjamin Cornelius McCleary, was 37 and her mother, Annie Belfy Sutherlin, was 40. She lived in Des Moines Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 21 December 1999, in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Jefferson, Iowa, United States.

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Archelious Benjamin Cornelius McCleary
Annie Belfy Sutherlin
Lela Edith Ellen McCleary
Ruth Madge Sutherlin Mccleary
Jessie Gladys Amanda Mccleary
Lizzi Vera Margaret Mccleary
Pearl Esther Glee Mccleary
John Walker McCleary
Stella Malinda Melvina McCleary
Dulcena Adlena McCleary
Archlious Bejamin Cornelius McCleary

Sources (9)

  • Dulcena A McCleary in household of Archerson B B McCleary, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Dulcina A.M. Mcelderry, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
  • Dulcena A Mccleary, "United States Social Security Death Index"

World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

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.


The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

Irish (northern) and Scottish:

Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Chléirigh (Irish), or Mac a'Chléirich (Scottish) ‘son of the cleric’. See Cleary .

Anglicized form of Mac Giolla Arraith ‘son of the servant of Arraith’, or possibly (since there is no saint Arráith) of Mac Giolla an Ráith ‘son of the prosperous youth’.

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

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