Ray Clawson

28 November 1886–16 October 1950 (Age 63)
Middleport Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ray

When Ray Clawson was born on 28 November 1886, in Middleport Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United States, his father, Aquiller Donovan Clawson, was 28 and his mother, Nettie Florence Sherrill, was 16. He married Grace Taylor on 9 July 1917, in Kane, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Martinton, Martinton Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died on 16 October 1950, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Evergreen Memory Garden Cemetery, Wethersfield Township, Henry, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ray Clawson
1886–1950
Grace Taylor
1889–2002
Marriage: 9 July 1917
Viola May Clawson
1919–2017
Gladys Clawson
1923–2015

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 July 1917
Kane, Illinois, United States
children

(2)

    Viola May Clawson

    Female1919–2017Female

    Gladys Clawson

    Female1923–2015Female

Parents and Siblings

    Aquiller Donovan Clawson

    Male1858–1930Male

    Nettie Florence Sherrill

    Female1870–1925Female

siblings

(7)

    Male1886–1950Male

    Lenora Leona Clawson

    Female1888–1975Female

    Otto Clawson

    Male1891–1986Male

    Forrest Clawson

    Male1893–1988Male

    Walter Albert Clawson

    Male1895–1960Male

+2 More Children

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. 
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 17

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of any of the Dutch, North German, or Scandinavian patronymics from short forms of the personal name Nik(o)laus, Nikolaas, etc. ( see Nicholas ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ray Clausson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Roy Classon, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ray Clauson, "United States Census, 1940"

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