Charlotte Berneice Updike

16 September 1892–23 April 1986 (Age 93)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Charlotte Berneice

When Charlotte Berneice Updike was born on 16 September 1892, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, her father, Clarence E. Updike, was 38 and her mother, Rosa Wagner, was 29. She married Elbert Ellsworth Clemons about 1916. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States for about 20 years and Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years. She died on 23 April 1986, in Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin Territory, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Fort Howard Memorial Park, Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elbert Ellsworth Clemons
Charlotte Berneice Updike
Marriage: about 1916
Catherine Jane Clemons
Bette Jean Clemons
Gloria Jean Clemons
Nancy Lee Clemons

Spouse and Children

about 1916


    Catherine Jane Clemons


    Bette Jean Clemons


    Gloria Jean Clemons


    Nancy Lee Clemons


Parents and Siblings

    Clarence E. Updike





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World Events (8)

1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 1

The  Chicago World's Fair was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to construct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the inventions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France. 
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.

Age 25

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Dutch Opdijk, a topographic name for someone who lived on a dike.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charlotte B Updike in household of Rose Updike, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charlotte Updike in household of Rose Updike, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charlotte Clemons in household of Elbert E Clemons, "United States Census, 1920"

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