Clarence Edward Abel

27 August 1900–8 January 1963 (Age 62)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Clarence Edward

When Clarence Edward Abel was born on 27 August 1900, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Emil Adalbert Abel, was 38 and his mother, Anna Eifert, was 25. He married Anita Euley Gray on 27 January 1923, in Polk, Iowa, United States. He lived in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States for about 15 years. He died on 8 January 1963, at the age of 62, and was buried in West Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States.

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Clarence Edward Abel
Dolphine S. Sequin
Marriage: 24 March 1933

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
Age 1
President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1905 · The Industrial Workers of the World
Age 5
The Industrial Workers of the World was founded after a convention was held by radical trade unionists from all over the United States who opposed the policies of the American Federation of Labor. The IWW opposed the American Federation of Labor's acceptance of capitalism and its refusal to include unskilled workers in craft unions. The convention took place on June 24 and was referred by the workers as the Industrial Congress or the Industrial Union Convention. The IWW aimed to promote worker solidarity in the revolutionary struggle to overthrow the employing class.
Age 17
U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

1 Common European surname: from the personal name Abel, which is of Biblical origin and was used as a Christian name in many countries of Europe. In the Book of Genesis Abel is a son of Adam, murdered by his brother Cain (Genesis 4:1– 8). In Christian tradition he is regarded as representative of suffering innocence. The Hebrew form of the name is Hevel, from a vocabulary word meaning ‘breath’.2 German: from the personal name Abel, a pet form of Albrecht ( see Albert ).

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

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Sources (8)

  • Clarence E Abel, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Clarence Abel in household of Emil Abel, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clarence Abel in household of Emil A Abel, "United States Census, 1910"

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