Rowena Grace Hadley

4 October 1903–February 1994 (Age 90)
Allison Township, Osceola, Iowa, United States

The Life of Rowena Grace

When Rowena Grace Hadley was born on 4 October 1903, in Allison Township, Osceola, Iowa, United States, her father, James Garfield Hadley, was 23 and her mother, Clara Amanda Freese, was 25. She lived in Union City, Union, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died in February 1994, in Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States.

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James Garfield Hadley
Clara Amanda Freese
Rowena Grace Hadley
Chester James Hadley
Harold Charles Hadley
Anna Marie Hadley

Parents and Siblings




    Chester James Hadley


    Harold Charles Hadley


    Anna Marie Hadley


World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 10

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Midlands): habitational name from either of two places named Hadley, in Worcestershire and Shropshire, or from either of two places named Hadleigh, in Essex and Suffolk. The first is named from the Old English personal name Hadda + lēah ‘wood’, ‘(woodland) clearing’; the other three are from Old English hǣð ‘heathland’, ‘heather’ + lēah.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Grace Hadley in household of Clarke Hadley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Grace R Hadley in household of Clara A Hadley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Grace Hadley in household of James G Hadley, "United States Census, 1920"

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