Glenna Mabel Clapp

29 August 1872–30 July 1958 (Age 85)
Genesee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Glenna Mabel

When Glenna Mabel Clapp was born on 29 August 1872, in Genesee, Michigan, United States, her father, Horace Clapp, was 36 and her mother, Mary Jane Dickerson, was 35. She married Dallas Whetham on 26 August 1892, in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Mount Morris Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States for about 30 years. She died on 30 July 1958, at the age of 85, and was buried in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States.

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Dallas Whetham
Glenna Mabel Clapp
Marriage: 26 August 1892
Wallace Adallas Whetham
Prena Mae Whetham
Preuee M Whitham
Merle Joan Whetham
Raymond Whetham

Spouse and Children

26 August 1892
Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States


    Wallace Adallas Whetham



    Preuee M Whitham



    Raymond Whetham


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 7

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

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

1 English (chiefly Bristol): from Middle English clop(pe) ‘lump’, ‘hillock’ (from Old English clopp(a)), applied either as a topographic name or as a nickname for a large and ungainly person.2 Variant spelling of German Klapp .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mable G Whetham in household of Raymond Whetham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mable Whetham in entry for Wallace A. Whetham, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Gelenna M Clapp in household of Horace Clapp, "United States Census, 1880"

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