Walter Henry Clovis

26 June 1893–20 January 1965 (Age 71)
Royal Center, Boone Township, Cass, Indiana, United States

The Life of Walter Henry

When Walter Henry Clovis was born on 26 June 1893, in Royal Center, Boone Township, Cass, Indiana, United States, his father, Sylvannus E Clovis, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Brightman, was 32. He married Hilda G Peters on 21 December 1919, in Logansport, Cass, Indiana, United States. He lived in Boone Township, Cass, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 20 January 1965, in Ohio, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Granger, Harris Township, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States.

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Walter Henry Clovis
Hilda G Peters
Marriage: 21 December 1919

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21 December 1919
Logansport, Cass, Indiana, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 13

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 19

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

French: from the personal name Clovis, a derivative of the Germanic personal name Hlodovic, composed of the elements hlōd ‘famous’, ‘clear’ + wīg ‘war’. The name is a doublet of Louis ( see Lewis ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Walter Clovis in household of Richard B King, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Walter Clovis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Walter H Clovis, "United States Census, 1930"

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