Clarence Wisner Haff

25 December 1891–3 November 1969 (Age 77)
Barrington, Yates, New York, United States

The Life of Clarence Wisner

When Clarence Wisner Haff was born on 25 December 1891, in Barrington, Yates, New York, United States, his father, Wisner Henry Haff, was 22 and his mother, Lida Jane Spears, was 24. He married Lura V Rood on 27 October 1926, in Hancock, Hancock, Delaware, New York, United States. He lived in Tyrone, Schuyler, New York, United States for about 15 years and East Rutherford, Bergen, New Jersey, United States in 1940. He died on 3 November 1969, at the age of 77, and was buried in Dundee, Starkey, Yates, New York, United States.

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Clarence Wisner Haff
Lura V Rood
Marriage: 27 October 1926

Spouse and Children

27 October 1926
Hancock, Hancock, Delaware, New York, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Wisner Henry Haff


    Lida Jane Spears




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World Events (8)


Age 3

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

North German:1. dialect variant of Hoff ‘farm’. 2. from Middle Low German haf ‘sea’, ‘lagoon’, most likely denoting someone living by one of the lagoons on the Baltic coast, German Haff.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clarence W Haff, "New York State Census, 1892"
  • Clarence W Haff in household of Wisner Haff, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Clarence Haff, "United States Census, 1940"

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