Nathan William McClain

1 September 1893–31 December 1948 (Age 55)
Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States

The Life of Nathan William

When Nathan William McClain was born on 1 September 1893, in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States, his father, James Edward McClain, was 39 and his mother, Mary Ann Byrne, was 36. He married Bernice Catherine Sullivan on 25 June 1924, in Dubuque, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Dubuque, Iowa, United States in 1905 and Dubuque Township, Dubuque, Iowa, United States in 1915. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 31 December 1948, in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Key West, Dubuque, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathan William McClain
Bernice Catherine Sullivan
Marriage: 25 June 1924
James William McClain

Spouse and Children

25 June 1924
Dubuque, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James Edward McClain


    Mary Ann Byrne




    Josephine Catherine McClain


    George Edward McClain


    Frank James McClain




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 11

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.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 15

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

Variant of Scottish or Irish McLean .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nathan McClain, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Nathan Mcclain, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Nathan Mcclain, "Iowa State Census, 1905"

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