Clarence Henry Smedley

Male14 December 1875–4 February 1941

Brief Life History of Clarence Henry

When Clarence Henry Smedley was born on 14 December 1875, in Vernon Township, Washington, Indiana, United States, his father, Henry King Smedley, was 27 and his mother, Esther Carolina Stephenson, was 21. He married Clara Denola Pennington on 18 October 1899, in Washington, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Washington, Daviess, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Salem, Washington Township, Washington, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 4 February 1941, in Washington, Indiana, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Salem, Washington Township, Washington, Indiana, United States.

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Clarence Henry Smedley
Clara Denola Pennington
Marriage: 18 October 1899
Burris Adair Smedley
Dare Smedley
Clarence Reed Maurice Smedley
Winnie Smedley
Winborne C Smedley

Sources (13)

  • Clarance H Smedley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Clarence H Smedley, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Clarence Henry Smedley, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 October 1899Washington, Indiana, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (5)

    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 (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire, and Lancashire): habitational name, mostly from Smithley in Wombwell (Yorkshire) but also from Smedley (Lancashire). The placenames probably mean ‘wood or woodland clearing of the smiths’, from Old English smitha, genitive plural form of smith ‘smith’, + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

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