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Des Moines, Iowa, USA

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Des Moines, Iowa, USA - Fourth Street looking South from Locust Street
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1851 - September 22 - The city of Des Moines, Iowa was incorporated as Fort Des Moines.

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1857 - State capital moved to Des Moines from Iowa City

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1887 - Suicide
William M. Locks, a retired banker whose fortunes had become impaired by unfortunate speculation,...Read MORE...

1901 - Des Moines - Iowa's Capital City by Frank I. Herriott
The beginnings of the city of Des Moines are not shrouded in romance or shadowy tradition....Read MORE...

July 19, 1905: Morris Nourse earned a Carnegie Medal by saving a drowning boy in Des Moines, Iowa
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News  1906 - ACCIDENT AT DES MOINES. Five Commissioners to General Assembly Injured in Collapse of Platform.
Des Moines, Iowa, May 18—Five commissioners to the Presbyterian general assembly were bruised and...Read MORE...

News  1906 - TWO ASPHYXIATED. YOUNG MEN OF DES MOINES ARE VICTIMS OF GAS.
Des Moines - FRANK MERRIAM, aged 25, and E. R. CAMPBELL, aged 22, were asphyxiated by illuminating...Read MORE...

News  1907 - SEVEN KILLED IN WRECK. COAL TRAIN ON CHICAGO AND NORTHWESTERN DITCHED IN IOWA.
Des Moines, Ia., Feb. 4. - Seven miners were killed to-night, and a dozen were injured in the wreck ...Read MORE...

1913 - September 22 - Des Moines, IA, experienced their earliest freeze of record.

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1916
Des Moines, a city and port of delivery, the capital of Iowa and of Polk oo., is situated on both...Read MORE...

1924 - April 15 - WHO-AM in Des Moines Iowa begins radio transmission

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News  1929 - 5 DEAD, SCORES INJURED DURING FIRE IN HOTEL. FIREMEN BELIEVE MORE VICTIMS BURIED IN WRECKAGE OF $250,000 BUILDING. 12 RUSHED TO HOSPITALS. FOUR JUMP FROM FIFTH FLOOR WHEN TRAPPED; CHECK-UP MISSING STARTS.
Des Moines, Iowa, April 6. - (AP) - At least five persons are dead and scores are suffering from...Read MORE...

News  1929 - PILOT KILLED IN REFUEL TEST. PLANE GOES INTO NOSE DIVE, FLIER IS UNABLE TO RIGHT IT; PAL SAVED.
Des Moines, Ia., July 19. - (AP) - ROSS ARNOLD, pilot of the endurance monopane, "Greater Des...Read MORE...

1941 - December 31 - Snow which began on New Year's Eve became a major blizzard on New Year's Day, burying Des Moines, IA, uunder 19.8 inches of snow in 24 hours, an all-time record for that location.

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1950 - February 21 - WOI TV channel 5 in Ames-Des Moines, IA (ABC/PBS) begins broadcasting

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Fursee
flag  Jemima Alice FURSEE (11 November 1866, Des Moines, Iowa, USA - 9 November 1936, Boise, Idaho, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Armil
flag  Edward B. ARMIL (1830, , Pennsylvania, USA - 7 November 1880, Des Moines, Iowa, USA)

Bennet
flag  Horatio Horace BENNET (1822, , New Jersey, USA - 23 September 1880, Des Moines, Iowa, USA)

Casson
flag  John CASSON (1856, , Illinois, USA - 25 November 1880, Des Moines, Iowa, USA)

Franks
flag  Isaac FRANKS (1808, , New Jersey, USA - 25 July 1880, Des Moines, Iowa, USA)

Moulton
flag  Dan Alonzo MOULTON (9 January 1806, Randolph, Vermont, USA - 11 May 1875, Des Moines, Iowa, USA)

O'Rourke
flag  Patrick O'ROURKE (1815, , Ireland - 3 November 1880, Des Moines, Iowa, USA)

Servis
flag  John SERVIS (1833, , New York, USA - 19 August 1880, Des Moines, Iowa, USA)

Traves
flag  George TRAVES (1838, , New York, USA - 25 November 1880, Des Moines, Iowa, USA)

Wallace
flag  Adaline WALLACE (16 March 1811, Petersham, Massachusetts, USA - 14 April 1885, Des Moines, Iowa, USA)
 

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