Roscoe Herbert Dawley

2 July 1912–1 December 2003 (Age 91)
Burr Oak, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States

The Life of Roscoe Herbert

When Roscoe Herbert Dawley was born on 2 July 1912, in Burr Oak, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States, his father, Charles Lincoln Dawley, was 46 and his mother, Cordelia Crane, was 40. He had at least 2 sons with Ellenah Amanda Gabrielson. He lived in Bluffton, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Bluffton Township, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 1 December 2003, in Freeport, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Burr Oak, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States.

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Roscoe Herbert Dawley
Ellenah Amanda Gabrielson
Lester Jacob Dawley
James Robert Dawley

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    Lester Jacob Dawley


    James Robert Dawley


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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 1

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.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 25

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Daly .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Roscoe Dawley, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Roscoe Dawley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Roscoe Dawley in household of Catherine Lovlien, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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