Wells Benjamin Clay

1911–1948 (Age 37)
Stockton, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States

The Life of Wells Benjamin

When Wells Benjamin Clay was born in 1911, in Stockton, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States, his father, Milton Asbury Clay, was 38 and his mother, Estella Leola Whitson, was 32. He died in 1948, at the age of 37.

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Milton Asbury Clay
Estella Leola Whitson
Ethel Vernell Clay
Agnes Elnora Clay
Crissie Finette Clay
Alice Velma Clay
Wells Benjamin Clay
Daniel R Clay

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · Women get the right to vote in Illinois

Age 2

Grace Wilbur Trout was elected president of the Chicago Political Equality League and started her presidency by making sure that each senate district was supporting suffrage for women. A few months later, the bill was up for voting in the state. Trout and her team went as far as to get male voters from their homes. The bill passed giving Women the right to vote for President of the Nation and all local offices not in the Illinois Constitution.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 12

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wells B Clay in household of John P Carey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wells B Clay in household of Milton A Clay, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wells Benjaimin Clay, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"

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