Clayton McElvain

2 January 1871–18 September 1924 (Age 53)
Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Clayton

When Clayton McElvain was born on 2 January 1871, in Illinois, United States, his father, James Wallace McElvain, was 24 and his mother, Angeline Hoover, was 20. He married Blanche Jacob in 1893, in Illinois, United States. He lived in Peoria City Township, Peoria, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States in 1920. He died on 18 September 1924, in Macomb, McDonough, Illinois, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Bushnell, McDonough, Illinois, United States.

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Clayton McElvain
Blanche Jacob
Marriage: 1893

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park
Age 1
Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · The First Workers Strike
Age 6
The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
Age 15
Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of McElwain .

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

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Sources (6)

  • Clayton Mcelrain in household of Joseph Hoover, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Clayton Mcilvaine in household of M Q Jacob, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Clayte Mcilvaine in household of Clara Jacob, "United States Census, 1920"

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