John Hershall Clay

1881–1961 (Age 80)
Umatilla, Oregon, United States

The Life of John Hershall

When John Hershall Clay was born on 19 May 1881, in Umatilla, Oregon, United States, his father, John Crawford Clay, was 32 and his mother, Nancy Catherine Swagerty, was 29. He married Jessie Leontain Elizabeth Barham in 1906, in Washington, Idaho, United States. He lived in Riggins, Idaho, Idaho, United States in 1930 and Riggins Election Precinct, Idaho, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 6 August 1961, at the age of 80.

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John Hershall Clay
Jessie Leontain Elizabeth Barham
Marriage: 1906

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Washington, Idaho, United States

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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Age 9

Idaho is the 43rd state.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 21

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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)

  • John H Clay, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John H Clay, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John H Clay, "United States Census, 1920"

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