Clara Fredrika Bartleson

3 November 1899–2002 (Age 102)
Linden, Dallas, Iowa, United States

The Life of Clara Fredrika

When Clara Fredrika Bartleson was born on 3 November 1899, in Linden, Dallas, Iowa, United States, her father, Gustav Andersen Bartleson, was 29 and her mother, Caroline Olivia Olson, was 25. She lived in Leland, Winnebago, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Forest Township, Winnebago, Iowa, United States in 1920. She died in 2002, in Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States, at the age of 103, and was buried in Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States.

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Gustav Andersen Bartleson
Caroline Olivia Olson
Ida Bartteson
Olga M. Bartleson
Carl Anton Bartleson
Clara Fredrika Bartleson
George Berthel Bartleson
Harold Otto Bartleson
Ethel Marie Bartleson
Helga Cecelia Bartleson
Paul Melvin Bartleson
Conrad Henry Bartleson

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 14

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.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 27

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of any of the various Scandinavian surnames beginning Bertel-, Bartel-, Barthel- + the patronymic ending -(s)son or -sen.

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

Sources (3)

  • Clara Bartelson in household of Gust Bartelson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Clara Bartleson in household of Gustave Bartleson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clara Fredrika Bertelson, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"

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