Clarence Edwin Steffens

5 July 1895–3 July 1985 (Age 90)
Leelanau, Michigan, United States

The Life of Clarence Edwin

When Clarence Edwin Steffens was born on 5 July 1895, in Leelanau, Michigan, United States, his father, Edwin Johann Steffens, was 26 and his mother, Emma M. Martens, was 28. He married Wilhelmina Augusta Kahrs on 22 June 1921, in Leland, Leelanau, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 3 July 1985, in Bradenton, Manatee, Florida, United States, at the age of 89.

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Clarence Edwin Steffens
Wilhelmina Augusta Kahrs
Marriage: 22 June 1921
Alden Leroy Steffens

Spouse and Children

22 June 1921
Leland, Leelanau, Michigan, United States


    Alden Leroy Steffens


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 8

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 24

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Dutch, North German, and English: patronymic from Steffen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clarence Steffens in entry for Alden Leroy Steffens, "Minnesota, Death Records and Certificates, 1900-1955"
  • Clarence Steffens in entry for Alden Leroy Steffens, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"
  • Clarence Edwin Steffens, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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