Mary Catherine Agan

1902–1976 (Age 73)
Lucas, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mary Catherine

When Mary Catherine Agan was born on 31 July 1902, in Lucas, Iowa, United States, her father, James Lemuel Agan, was 35 and her mother, Izona Zephyrine Grimes, was 25. She married Lloyd Tennessee Gillespie on 12 January 1927. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Taylor Township, Tripp, South Dakota, United States in 1935 and Olmitz, Lucas, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died in 1976, in Chariton, Lucas, Iowa, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Chariton Cemetery, Chariton, Lucas, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mary Catherine Agan
Lloyd Tennessee Gillespie
Marriage: 12 January 1927
Lawrence Vinton Gillespie

Spouse & Children

12 January 1927


  • Lawrence Vinton Gillespie


Parents & Siblings



  • Male1899–1990Male

  • Female1902–1976Female

  • William Luther Agan


  • Maurice Lemuel Agan


  • Agan


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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 11

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 20

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

1 Irish: probably a variant of Egan .2 Americanized form of Swiss German Eggen .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Catherine Gillespie in household of Lloyd Gillespie, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Katherine Gillispie in household of Lloyd Gillispie, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Agan in household of Lemul Agan, "United States Census, 1920"

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