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
Grace Taylor
Marriage: 9 July 1917
Viola May Clawson
Gladys Clawson

Spouse and Children

9 July 1917
Kane, Illinois, United States


    Viola May Clawson


    Gladys Clawson


Parents and Siblings

    Aquiller Donovan Clawson


    Nettie Florence Sherrill





    Lenora Leona Clawson


    Otto Clawson


    Forrest Clawson


    Walter Albert Clawson


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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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