Retha Maria Clutter

18 January 1889–7 October 1960 (Age 71)
Morgan Township, Knox, Ohio, United States

The Life of Retha Maria

When Retha Maria Clutter was born on 18 January 1889, in Morgan Township, Knox, Ohio, United States, her father, David Clutter, was 23 and her mother, Virginia Ann Smith, was 22. She married Harrison Hindley Hickinbotham on 8 February 1908. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Newark, Licking, Ohio, United States in 1935 and Utica, Washington Township, Licking, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 7 October 1960, in Mount Vernon, Knox, Ohio, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Harrison Hindley Hickinbotham
Retha Maria Clutter
Marriage: 8 February 1908
Harold Hindley Hickinbotham
Rita M Hickinbotham
John Eldon Hickinbotham
Allison Louise Hickinbotham
Leslie Clarke Hickinbotham

Spouse and Children

    Harrison Hindley Hickinbotham



8 February 1908


Parents and Siblings


    Virginia Ann Smith




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 1

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 19

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

1 English: possibly from Middle English cloutere, clutere, an occupational name for a cobbler or patcher, from an agent derivative of cloute, clut(e) ‘patch’.2 Possibly an altered form of German Klutterer, an occupational name for a traveling entertainer, Middle High German kluterære, or a shortened form of Klüttermann ‘clodhopper’, a nickname for a peasant.

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

Sources (3)

  • Retha Hickinbotham in household of R H Hickinbotham, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Retha Clutter in household of David Clutter, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Retha Abbott in household of Fred B Abbott, "United States Census, 1940"

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