Clarence Erwin Cazel

30 May 1886–
Douglas Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United States

The Life of Clarence Erwin

When Clarence Erwin Cazel was born on 30 May 1886, in Douglas Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United States, his father, Thomas Jefferson Cazel, was 32 and his mother, Mary Anna Hammatt, was 32. He married Amanda Florence Vanderwater on 17 June 1908, in Kankakee, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Gilman, Douglas Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1920.

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Clarence Erwin Cazel
Amanda Florence Vanderwater
Marriage: 17 June 1908
Wilbur Cazel
Bernice Clara Cazel
Irene Cazel

Spouse and Children

17 June 1908
Kankakee, Illinois, United States


    Wilbur Cazel



    Irene Cazel


Parents and Siblings



    Ivah Clara Cazel


    Ivah McCann


    Lola Myrtle Cazel



World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Masonic Temple Building

Age 6

The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 

Age 31

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

French: from Old French quar(r)el ‘bolt (for a crossbow)’ (Late Latin quadrellum, a diminutive of quadrum ‘square’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of crossbow bolts, or a nickname for a short, stout man.

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

Sources (3)

  • Clarence Cazel, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clarence Cazel na família de Thomas Cazel, “United States Census, 1900”
  • Clarence Irwin Cazel, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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