Dale Lester Silbaugh

4 June 1918–4 January 1980 (Age 61)
Kendrick Township, Greene, Iowa, United States

The Life of Dale Lester

When Dale Lester Silbaugh was born on 4 June 1918, in Kendrick Township, Greene, Iowa, United States, his father, Israel Nulton Silbaugh, was 42 and his mother, Bertha Ellen Mowry, was 34. He died on 4 January 1980, in Silvis, Rock Island, Illinois, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Scranton, Greene, Iowa, United States.

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1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 4

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.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 17

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

Altered form of German Silbach, habitational name from Silbach in the Sauerland, from a dialect word sil, sel, sal ‘moist dirt’ + Middle High German bach ‘creek’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Dale L Silbaugh in household of Israel N Silbaugh, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dale Silbaugh in household of Israel Silbaugh, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dale L Silbaugh in household of Isarel Silbaugh, "United States Census, 1920"

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