Clarence Edwin Grotzinger

6 October 1896–20 September 1982 (Age 85)
Corona, Riverside, California, United States

The Life of Clarence Edwin

When Clarence Edwin Grotzinger was born on 6 October 1896, in Corona, Riverside, California, United States, his father, Ferdinand Grotzinger, was 37 and his mother, Julia Cecelia Casteel, was 29. He married Mae Corinne Jones on 30 June 1921, in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Gardena, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and Inglewood Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1921. He died on 20 September 1982, in Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Lane, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clarence Edwin Grotzinger
Mae Corinne Jones
Marriage: 30 June 1921
Etheen May Grotzinger
Charles Edwin Grotzinger
Beverly Jeanne Grotzinger

Spouse and Children

30 June 1921
Riverside, Riverside, California, United States


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 10

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 23

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from any of three places named Grötzingen (Old High German Grezzingun) in Baden-Württemberg.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clarence E Grotzinger, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clarence L Grotzinger in household of Ferdinand Grotzinger, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clarence E Geotzinger in household of Ferdinand Geotzinger, "United States Census, 1910"

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