Winfield Edward McClenahan

19 May 1874–6 July 1961 (Age 87)
Delta, Keokuk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Winfield Edward

When Winfield Edward McClenahan was born on 19 May 1874, in Delta, Keokuk, Iowa, United States, his father, Winfield Scott McClenahan, was 25 and his mother, Mary Francis Meade, was 23. He married Anna Elizabeth Martin on 10 June 1900, in Marengo, Iowa, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Belle Plaine, Benton, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Eden, Benton, Iowa, United States in 1925. He died on 6 July 1961, in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Koszta Cemetery, Koszta, Iowa, Iowa, United States.

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Winfield Edward McClenahan
Mary Etta Creamer
Marriage: 20 May 1908
Edward Franklin McClenahan

Spouse and Children

20 May 1908
Belle Plaine, Benton, Iowa, United States


    Edward Franklin McClenahan


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 10

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

1 Irish (mainly Counties Derry and Antrim): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Leanacháin ‘son of Leanachán’, a personal name derived from leanach, which MacLysaght translates as ‘possessing mantles’ (from leann ‘mantle’, ‘cloak’).2 Scottish: variant of McClanahan .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Winfield E Mcclanahan in household of Winfield S Mcclanahan, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Edward Mcclenahan in household of Simon W Creamer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • W Edward McClenahan, "Iowa State Census, 1915"

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