Clelia Abbott Williams

5 February 1874–23 October 1957 (Age 83)
Wellsville, Cache, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of Clelia Abbott

When Clelia Abbott Williams was born on 5 February 1874, in Wellsville, Cache, Utah Territory, United States, her father, Richard Harvey Williams, was 32 and her mother, Harriett Ann Abbott, was 21. She married John Andrews Smith on 7 December 1889, in Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Rexburg, Fremont, Idaho, United States in 1910 and Compton Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 23 October 1957, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Lynwood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Andrews Smith
Clelia Abbott Williams
Marriage: 7 December 1889
Floyd Smith
John Richard Smith
Viola Smith
Russell Williams Smith
Henry Smith
Harriett Williams Smith
Juanita Smith
Helen Irene Smith
Fay Denton Smith
Elizabeth Smith

Spouse and Children

7 December 1889
Cache, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

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.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 8

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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

English (also very common in Wales): patronymic from William .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clelia Williams in household of Richard Williams, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Clelia Elge in household of Oscar Elge, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clelia Smith in household of John A Smith, "United States Census, 1900"

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