Clement A. Gay

1853–
Bronson, Branch, Michigan, United States

The Life of Clement A.

Clement A. Gay was born in 1853, in Bronson, Branch, Michigan, United States. He married Alma Louise Haight on 30 August 1876, in Branch, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan Territory, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

Clement A. Gay
1853–
Alma Louise Haight
1857–1929
Marriage: 30 August 1876
Grace A Gay
1879–
Gertie A. Gay
1881–
John A. Gay
1883–
Gertie Almira Gay
1884–1976
John Gilbert Gay
1889–1961

Spouse and Children

    Male1853–Male

    Alma Louise Haight

    Female1857–1929Female

MARRIAGE
30 August 1876
Branch, Michigan, United States
children

(5)

World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 1

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.
1863

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1886

Age 33

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: nickname for a lighthearted or cheerful person, from Middle English, Old French gai. In Middle English the term could also mean ‘wanton’, ‘lascivious’ and this sense may lie behind the surname in some instances.2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from places in Normandy called Gaye, from an early proprietor bearing a Germanic personal name cognate with Wade .3 probably from the Catalan personal name Gai (Latin Gaius), or in some cases a nickname from Catalan gay ‘cheerful’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clement ? Gay, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Clement A Gay, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Clemens A Gay in entry for Joseph W Hartford and Gertie A Gay, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

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