Kenneth Allen Byerly

Brief Life History of Kenneth Allen

When Kenneth Allen Byerly was born on 28 December 1920, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, his father, Albert Byerly, was 39 and his mother, Pearl Angeline Cox, was 35. He married Mary Elizabeth Sales in 1941, in Putnam, Missouri, United States. He died on 20 February 1986, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States.

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Kenneth Allen Byerly
Mary Elizabeth Sales
Marriage: 1941

Sources (8)

  • Kenneth Byerly in household of Albert Byerly, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Kenneth Byerly, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
  • Kenneth Byerly, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

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.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.


Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (Hampshire): habitational name from Bierley in Whitwell (Isle of Wight).

English: variant of Birley, a habitational name from Birley (in Ecclesfield, Yorkshire), East or North Bierley (Yorkshire), or Birley (Derbyshire). In post-medieval records the Yorkshire surname was frequently spelled Burley. See Bierly .

Americanized form of German Beierle or of some other similar (like-sounding) surname. Compare Bierly and Byerley .

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

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