Kenneth Clyde Farrell

23 December 1917–4 January 2001 (Age 83)
Audubon, Audubon, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Kenneth Clyde

When Kenneth Clyde Farrell was born on 23 December 1917, in Audubon, Audubon, Iowa, United States, his father, Clyde Lincoln Farrell, was 28 and his mother, Anna Margaret Ranniger, was 26. He married Esther Mae Dryden on 8 September 1951, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Carroll, Carroll, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. He died on 4 January 2001, in Urbandale, Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Carroll, Carroll, Iowa, United States.

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Kenneth Clyde Farrell
Esther Mae Dryden
Marriage: 8 September 1951

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 September 1951Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War
    Age 1
    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
    1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi
    Age 5
    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.
    Age 24
    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Aileen, Eamon, Kieran, Brigid, Kaitlin, Liam, Niall, Oona, Paddy, Padraic, Patrick Michael.Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearghail ‘descendant of Fearghal’, a personal name composed of the elements fear ‘man’ + gal ‘valor, courage’.

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

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    Sources (6)

    • Kenneth Clyde Farrell, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
    • Kenneth L Farrell in household of Clyde L Farrell, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Kenneth Clyde Farrell, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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