Harry L. V. Baldwin

31 December 1898–10 April 1986 (Age 87)
Shenandoah, Page, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Harry L. V.

When Harry L. V. Baldwin was born on 31 December 1898, in Shenandoah, Page, Iowa, United States, his father, George Washington Baldwin, was 39 and his mother, Sarah Ella Stone, was 33. He married Lottie Ioma Harter on 4 June 1917, in Page, Iowa, United States. He lived in Grant Township, Page, Iowa, United States in 1900. He died on 10 April 1986, in Shenandoah, Page, Iowa, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Clarinda, Page, Iowa, United States.

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Harry L. V. Baldwin
Nina Leaetta Jordan
Marriage: 4 November 1922

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1900 · Gold for Cash!
Age 2
This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam
Age 15
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.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi
Age 24
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.

Name Meaning

(1997: 28430;2007: 60252; 2010: 80742)English and North German: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements bald ‘bold, brave’ + wine ‘friend’, which was extremely popular among the Normans and in Flanders in the early Middle Ages. It was the personal name of the Crusader who in 1100 became the first Christian king of Jerusalem, and of four more Crusader kings of Jerusalem. It was also borne by Baldwin, Count of Flanders (1172–1205), leader of the Fourth Crusade, who became first Latin Emperor of Constantinople (1204). In North America, this surname has absorbed Dutch forms such as Boudewijn.Irish: surname adopted in Donegal by bearers of the Gaelic surname Ó Maolagáin (see Milligan ), due to association of Gaelic maol ‘bald, hairless’ with English bald.

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

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  • Harry Baldwin, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
  • Harry L Baldwin in household of Geo W Baldwin, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Harry L Baldwin, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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