Benjamin Franklin Applegate

1897–1974 (Age 77)
Viele, Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Applegate was born on 6 May 1897, in Viele, Lee, Iowa, United States, his father, George Henry Applegate, was 38 and his mother, Adrienne”Addie” L Reppert, was 34. He lived in Lee, Iowa, United States in 1905 and Bucklin, Linn, Missouri, United States in 1930. He died on 6 July 1974, at the age of 77, and was buried in Sigourney, Keokuk, Iowa, United States.

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George Henry Applegate
Adrienne”Addie” L Reppert
Benjamin Franklin Applegate
Edwin Emmitt Applegate
Anna L. Applegate

Parents & Siblings

  • George Henry Applegate


  • Adrienne”Addie” L Reppert




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 7

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

Northern English: extremely common variant of Applegarth , in which the less familiar final element has been assimilated to the northern Middle English word gate ‘road’ or to modern English gate.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Benjaman F Applegate in household of George H Applegate, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Benjamin F Applegate, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Benjamin F C Applegate in household of Henry Applegate, "United States Census, 1900"

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