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
Clara D Pennington
Burris Adair Smedley
Dare Smedley
Maurice Smedley
Winborne C Smedley

Spouse and Children

Indiana, United States



    Dare Smedley


    Maurice Smedley


    Winborne C Smedley


Parents and Siblings


    Esther Carolina Stephenson




    Lucretia Jane ( Lula) Smedley


    Volney Simpson Smedley


    Ellsworth Morgan Smedley



    Verba D. Smedley


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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