Vernon James Clay

30 December 1909–12 March 1984 (Age 74)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Vernon James

When Vernon James Clay was born on 30 December 1909, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Henry Clay Jr, was 41 and his mother, Esther Louisa Phillips, was 37. He married Ruby Rigby on 19 April 1929, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Election Precinct 31 Coaledo, Coos, Oregon, United States in 1940 and Fruit Heights, Davis, Utah, United States in 1995. He died on 12 March 1984, in Layton, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Vernon James Clay
Esther Petersen
Marriage: 17 March 1938
Robert Thomas Clay
Inola Clay
Vernon Edward Clay
Nadine Clay
Gary Leon Clay

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 March 1938Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1910 · The BSA is Made
    Age 1
    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
    1918 · First Paved Street in Bountiful
    Age 9
    Bountiful's Main Street was the first road in Bountiful to be paved with asphalt and cement. With this improvement to the roads, more citizens began to buy vehicles.
    Age 20
    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    Name Meaning

    English (Midlands and Yorkshire): from Old English clǣg ‘clay’, applied as a topographic name for someone who lived in an area of clay soil, a habitational name for someone who lived in a district known as (the) Clay, such as the one in east Notinghamshire, or as a metonymic occupational name for a worker in a clay pit (see Clayman ).Americanized form of German Klee .History: The relatively common English name Clay had several American forebears in the 18th century. Henry Clay, born in Hanover, VA, in 1777, secretary of state for President John Quincy Adams, was descended from English ancestors who came to VA shortly after the founding of Jamestown. The revolutionary war officer Joseph Clay, also a member of the Continental Congress, was a native of Yorkshire, England, who emigrated to GA in 1760 and was a founder of the University of Georgia.

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

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    Sources (35)

    • Vernon James Clay, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Vernon G Clay in household of Henry Clay, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Vernon James Clay, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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