John Bryant Radcliffe

Male7 May 1896–May 1986

Brief Life History of John Bryant

When John Bryant Radcliffe was born on 7 May 1896, in Confidence, Wayne, Iowa, United States, his father, Aaron Martin Radcliffe, was 35 and his mother, Cynthia Josephine Hayhurst, was 34. He married Opal M. Johnston on 8 February 1921, in Corydon, Wayne, Iowa, United States. He lived in Wright Township, Wayne, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. He died in May 1986, in Seymour, Wayne, Iowa, United States, at the age of 90.

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John Bryant Radcliffe
Opal M. Johnston
Marriage: 8 February 1921

Sources (10)

  • John B Ratcliff in household of Aaron M Ratcliff, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John B. Radcliff, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"
  • John Bryant Radcliff, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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  • Marriage
    8 February 1921Corydon, Wayne, Iowa, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 2

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

    Age 17

    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 24

    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Ratliff .

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

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