Clarinda Josephine Tooley

1849–1923 (Age 74)
Berrien, Michigan, United States

The Life of Clarinda Josephine

When Clarinda Josephine Tooley was born on 28 February 1849, her father, Oren L. Tooley, was 24 and her mother, Phebe Stancliff, was 24. She married Henry Raper Nye on 12 August 1869, in Berrien Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Royalton Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. She died on 15 December 1923, in Berrien, Michigan, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in St. Joseph, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clarinda Josephine Tooley
Henry Raper Nye
Marriage: 12 August 1869
Byron Jay Nye
Jeanie Euphamia Nye
Ida E Nye
Benjamin E. Nye
Cora A Nye
Lillian Belle Nye

Spouse & Children

12 August 1869
Berrien Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States


  • Male1870–1950Male

  • Jeanie Euphamia Nye


  • Female1875–1946Female

  • Benjamin E. Nye


  • Cora A Nye


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • Oren L. Tooley


  • Phebe Stancliff




  • Byron W. Tooley


  • Female1849–1923Female

  • Herbert B. Tooley


  • Cynthia Tooley


World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 5

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 21

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: variant of Toole .2 English (mainly Norfolk): from a pet form of the Middle English personal name Toll .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Clarinda Nye in household of Henry Nye, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Clarinda J Nye in household of Henry R Nye, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Tooley in entry for Byron J. Nye and Sylvia Stewart, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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