Alice Gail Klingensmith

1 November 1895–11 March 1985 (Age 89)
Hempfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Alice Gail

When Alice Gail Klingensmith was born on 1 November 1895, in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Cyrus S. Klingensmith, was 40 and her mother, Sarah Frances Ayers, was 34. She married Henry Lawrence Kemerer on 4 August 1915, in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1935. She died on 11 March 1985, in Marion, Florida, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Greensburg, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Henry Lawrence Kemerer
Alice Gail Klingensmith
Marriage: 4 August 1915
Irene Kemerer

Spouse and Children

4 August 1915
Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States


    Irene Kemerer


Parents and Siblings

    Cyrus S. Klingensmith





World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War

Age 3

Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 24

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Partly Americanized form of the German surname Klingenschmidt, an occupational name for a swordsmith or cutler, from Middle High German klinge ‘blade’, ‘sword’ + smit ‘smith’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alice Kemerer in household of Henry Kemerer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alise G Kemerer in household of Lawerence Kemerer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gail I Klingensmith in household of Cyress S Klingsmount, "United States Census, 1900"

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