Darwin Edwin Steinman

2 December 1903–3 May 1969 (Age 65)
Swea City, Kossuth, Iowa, United States

The Life of Darwin Edwin

When Darwin Edwin Steinman was born on 2 December 1903, in Swea City, Kossuth, Iowa, United States, his father, Edwin Steinman, was 27 and his mother, Esther Susan Sampson, was 22. He married Myrtle Vinie Hammond on 12 February 1924, in Ransom, North Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He died on 3 May 1969, in Medford, Jackson, Oregon, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Medford, Jackson, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Darwin Edwin Steinman
Myrtle Vinie Hammond
Marriage: 12 February 1924
Eunice Loretta Steinman
Germaine Esther "Betty" Steinman
Fletcher Steinman
Shirley Mae Steinman
Lorraine Myrtle Steinman

Spouse and Children

12 February 1924
Ransom, North Dakota, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1911 · First U.S. Primary Elections Held

Age 8

The first U.S. primary elections were held in Oregon in 1911. 
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 19

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Stein , with the addition of Yiddish man ‘man’.2 Respelling of German Steinmann .

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

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Story Highlight

Gramie loved sweet peas

Myrtle Vinie Hammond Steinman was my mother’s mother. She and Papa had the first TV I ever watched. We loved staying overnight at their house, picking sweet pea flowers, and eating vanilla ice cream o …

Sources (3)

  • Darvin Steinman in household of Edwin Steinman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Darwin Seinman in household of Edd Seinman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Darwin Steinman, "United States Census, 1940"

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