Lydia Abigail Clay

1873–1961 (Age 88)
Fayetteville, Washington, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Lydia Abigail

When Lydia Abigail Clay was born on 10 November 1873, in Fayetteville, Washington, Arkansas, United States, her father, John Crawford Clay, was 24 and her mother, Nancy Catherine Swagerty, was 21. She married John Rowan Irwin on 18 December 1886, in Nez Perce, Idaho Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Nyssa, Malheur, Oregon, United States in 1930 and Ontario Election Precinct 1, Malheur, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 10 November 1961, in Ontario, Malheur, Oregon, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Nyssa, Malheur, Oregon, United States.

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Lydia Abigail Clay
John Rowan Irwin
Marriage: 18 December 1886
Sylvia Irwin
Marion Alfred Irwin
Carlotta R. Irwin
Golda Charlotte Irwin
Bessie Irwin
Benjamin Crawford Irwin
Mary Ellen Irwin
Juanita June Irwin
Lulu Enid Irwin
Carlton Gene Irwin

Spouse & Children

  • Female1873–1961Female

  • John Rowan Irwin


18 December 1886
Nez Perce, Idaho Territory, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Age 16

Historical Boundaries - 1889: Malheur, Oregon, United States
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

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.

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)

  • Lydia Irwin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Liddy Irwin in household of Charles C Clay, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lydia A Irwin, "United States Census, 1930"

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