Joseph Raymond Hanrahan

26 April 1912–30 April 1986 (Age 74)
Creston, Union, Iowa, United States

The Life of Joseph Raymond

When Joseph Raymond Hanrahan was born on 26 April 1912, in Creston, Union, Iowa, United States, his father, John Hanrahan, was 39 and his mother, Nellie Kaveney, was 30. He married Catherine Mary Sophie Staley on 8 January 1931, in Creston, Union, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Union City, Union, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Clear Creek Township, Johnson, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 30 April 1986, in Afton, Union, Iowa, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Creston, Union, Iowa, United States.

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Joseph Raymond Hanrahan
Catherine Mary Sophie Staley
Marriage: 8 January 1931
Joseph Raymond Hanrahan

Spouse and Children

8 January 1931
Creston, Union, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Nellie Kaveney




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.

Age 20

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAnradháin ‘descendant of Anradhán’, a personal name from a diminutive of ánrad(h) ‘hero’, ‘warrior’, ‘champion’, a title denoting the nobleman next in rank to the king in medieval Ireland. The title was also used to denote court poets of the second rank.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph A Hanrahan in household of John Kaveney, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Joseph Hanrahan in household of John Kaveney, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joseph R Hanrahan, "Iowa State Census, 1915"

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