Clyde Augustus Berlin

11 August 1898–19 April 1985 (Age 86)
Beaconsfield, Ringgold, Iowa, United States

The Life of Clyde Augustus

When Clyde Augustus Berlin was born on 11 August 1898, in Beaconsfield, Ringgold, Iowa, United States, his father, John Frederick Berlin, was 29 and his mother, Esther May Veburg, was 25. He lived in Lincoln Township, Franklin, Kansas, United States for about 10 years and Ottawa, Franklin, Kansas, United States in 1940. He died on 19 April 1985, in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clyde Augustus Berlin
1898–1985
Orpha Adella Hill
1900–1983
Marriage: 1923

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1923

Parents and Siblings

    John Frederick Berlin

    Male1869–1957Male

    Esther May Veburg

    Female1873–1936Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

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

Jewish (Ashkenazic) and German: habitational name from the city of Berlin, capital of Germany. This city takes its name from a West Slavic word meaning ‘river rake’, a scaffold of beams built over a river to prevent logs from jamming; the river in question is the Spree. Folk etymology, however, has put a bear into the arms of the city, as if the name were derived from Bärlin, a diminutive of Bär ‘bear’. The German name is also found in the Hamburg area, where it may be derived from the village of the same name, but uncertain origin, in Holstein. In some cases the Jewish name may be a patronymic from a pet form of the Yiddish personal name Ber ( see Berenson ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clyde Berlin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clyde A Berlin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clyde Berlin in household of John F Berlin, "United States Census, 1900"

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