Ezra Lemrick Clay

1879–1953 (Age 74)
Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington, United States

The Life of Ezra Lemrick

When Ezra Lemrick Clay was born on 6 February 1879, in Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington, United States, his father, John Crawford Clay, was 30 and his mother, Nancy Catherine Swagerty, was 27. He married Inez Viola Prentice on 19 January 1902, in Washington, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Everett, Snohomish, Washington, United States in 1920 and Arlington, Snohomish, Washington, United States in 1930. He died on 15 March 1953, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Ezra Lemrick Clay
Inez Viola Prentice
Marriage: 19 January 1902
Ada Bernice Clay
Alton Prentice Clay
Bernice Clay

Spouse & Children

  • Male1879–1953Male

  • Inez Viola Prentice


19 January 1902
Washington, Idaho, United States


  • Ada Bernice Clay


  • Alton Prentice Clay


  • Bernice Clay


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 10

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.
1899 · Mount Rainier National Park is Established

Age 20

Mount Rainier was established as a state park on March 2, 1899 with legislation was signed by President McKinley. Mount Rainier is a volcanic peak surrounded by forests.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Old English clǣg ‘clay’, applied as a topographic name for someone who lived in an area of clay soil or as a metonymic occupational name for a worker in a clay pit ( see Clayman ).2 Americanized spelling of German Klee .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ezra Clay, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ezra L Clay, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ezra Clay in household of John C. Clay, "United States Census, 1900"

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