Clarence H Smedley

14 December 1875–4 February 1941 (Age 65)
Salem, Washington, Indiana, United States

The Life of Clarence H

When Clarence H Smedley was born on 14 December 1875, in Salem, Washington, Indiana, United States, his father, Henry King Smedley, was 27 and his mother, Esther Carolina Stephenson, was 21. He married Clara D Pennington in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Washington, Daviess, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Salem, Washington Township, Washington, Indiana Territory, United States in 1940. He died on 4 February 1941, in Washington, Indiana, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Salem, Washington, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clarence H Smedley
1875–1941
Clara D Pennington
1878–1952
Marriage:
Burris Adair Smedley
1901–1967
Dare Smedley
1902–
Maurice Smedley
1911–
Winborne C Smedley
1916–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
Indiana, United States
children

(4)

    Male1901–1967Male

    Dare Smedley

    Male1902–Male

    Maurice Smedley

    Male1911–Male

    Winborne C Smedley

    Female1916–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Male1848–1911Male

    Esther Carolina Stephenson

    Female1854–1928Female

siblings

(5)

    Lucretia Jane ( Lula) Smedley

    Female1870–1905Female

    Volney Simpson Smedley

    Male1871–1913Male

    Ellsworth Morgan Smedley

    Male1874–Male

    Male1875–1941Male

    Verba D. Smedley

    Female1895–Female

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1876 · The Battle of Little Bighorn

Age 1

An armed conflict between the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry of the US Army. The battle was the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Nottinghamshire): apparently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, perhaps so called from Old English smēðe ‘smooth’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Clarance H Smedley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Clarence Smedley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clarence Smedley, "United States Census, 1930"

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