Clarence D Medley

20 January 1921–12 August 2009 (Age 88)
Cambridge, Henry, Illinois, United States

The Life of Clarence D

When Clarence D Medley was born on 20 January 1921, in Cambridge, Henry, Illinois, United States, his father, Spencer Franklin Medley, was 26 and his mother, Winifred Page, was 26. He married Shirley Elizabeth Twing on 22 February 1941, in Henry, Illinois, United States. He lived in Burns Township, Henry, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 12 August 2009, in Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States.

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Clarence D Medley
Shirley Elizabeth Twing
Marriage: 22 February 1941

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22 February 1941
Henry, Illinois, United States

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 4

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name, either a variant of Madeley (a name common to several places, including one in Shropshire and two in Staffordshire), named in Old English as ‘Māda's clearing’, from an unattested byname, Māda (probably a derivative of mād ‘foolish’) + lēah ‘woodland clearing’; or from Medley on the Thames in Oxfordshire, named in Old English with middel ‘middle’ + ēg ‘island’. 2. nickname for an aggressive person, from Middle English, Old French medlee ‘combat’, ‘conflict’ (Late Latin misculata).

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

Sources (3)

  • Clarence Medley in household of Spencer F Medley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clarence Medley in household of Spencer Medley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Spencer Franklin Medley, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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