Clema Bidwell

16 September 1877–15 March 1933 (Age 55)
McLean, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Clema

When Clema Bidwell was born on 16 September 1877, in McLean, Kentucky, United States, her father, Orlando Bidwell, was 28 and her mother, Maranda J. Whitmer, was 22. She married Lorenzo Dow Hartley on 11 October 1899, in Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Massac, McCracken, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and McCracken, Kentucky, United States in 1910. She died on 15 March 1933, in Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

Lorenzo Dow Hartley
Clema Bidwell
Marriage: 11 October 1899
May C Hartley
Lonie Hartley
Nabe O Hartley
Nervesta Anderson Hartley
Henry Clarence Hartley
Elbert Wayne Hartley

Spouse and Children

    Lorenzo Dow Hartley



11 October 1899
Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States


    May C Hartley



    Nabe O Hartley


    Nervesta Anderson Hartley


    Henry Clarence Hartley


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 5

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 15

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various minor places called Bidwell, for example in Hertfordshire, from Old English byde(n) ‘tub’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clemie Hartley in household of Dow L Hartley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clemmie Hartley in household of L D Hartley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clemmie Harttey in household of Lorenzo D Harttey, "United States Census, 1910"

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