Theodore Roosevelt Wolcott

Brief Life History of Theodore Roosevelt

When Theodore Roosevelt Wolcott was born on 7 October 1901, in Gilmore City, Pocahontas, Iowa, United States, his father, Edward Oliver Wolcott, was 35 and his mother, Ida May Small, was 27. He married Catherine Elizabeth Dayton on 26 November 1927. He lived in Avery Township, Humboldt, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 5 October 1966, at the age of 64.

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Theodore Roosevelt Wolcott
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  • Theodore Wolcot in household of Edward O Wolcot, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Theodore Wolcott, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
  • Theodore Wolcott, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"

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1902 · So Much Farm Land

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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.

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English (Devon and Surrey): habitational name from Wollacott in Thrushelton (Devon), named from the Old English personal name Wulfnōth + cot ‘cottage, hut, shelter’. This form of the surname is now rare in Britain.

History: Henry Wolcott (1578–1655), clothier, came from Tolland, Somerset, England, and settled in Windsor, CT, in 1636. His grandson Roger (1679–1767) was colonial governor of CT; his great-grandson Oliver (1726–1797) was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

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

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