George Richard Clay

Clay Family Bible

FAMILY BIBLE INFORMATION

Bible ID: 028
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FAMILY HISTORY INFORMATION

Husband
Husband’s First Name: George
Husband’s Middle Name: Richard
Husband’s Last Name: Clay
Date of Birth: November 6, 1854
Date of Death: March 25, 1922
Married to: Mary
Wife’s Surname: Wolfe
Date of Marriage: April 6, 1879
Wife
Wife’s First Name: Mary
Wife’s Middle Name: Agnes
Wife’s Last Name: Wolfe
Date of Birth: November 12, 1860
Date of Death: April 6, 1879
Other Names in the Family Bible

First Name: Jesse
Last Name: Finch
Relationship: Justice of the Peace
First Name: O.
Middle Name: S.
Last Name: Finch
Relationship: Witness to marriage
First Name: Grace
Middle Name: J.
Last Name: Finch
Relationship: Witness to marriage

First Name: Lodema
Middle Name: Girtrude
Last Name: Clay
Relationship: Daughter of George and Mary Clay
Date of Birth: April 24, 1880
Date of Death: March 12, 1883
First Name: John
Middle Name: Oliver
Last Name: Clay
Relationship: Son of George and Mary Clay
Date of Birth: March 16, 1883
First Name: Joseph
Middle Name: Axford
Last Name: Clay
Relationship: Son of George and Mary Clay
Date of Birth: March 16, 1883
Date of Marriage: April 6, 1910

First Name: Eva
Middle Name: Effie
Last Name: Clay
Relationship: Daughter of George and Mary Clay
Date of Birth: December 16, 1886
First Name: Warron
Middle Name: George
Last Name: Clay
Relationship: Son of George and Mary Clay
Date of Birth: May 3, 1890
First Name: Augustus
Middle Name: Dean
Last Name: Clay
Relationship: Son of George and Mary Clay
Date of Birth: November 22, 1893
Date of Marriage: July 17, 1919

First Name: Theressa
Middle Name: Melissa
Last Name: Clay
Relationship: Daughter of George and Mary Cla
Date of Birth: November 1, 1896
Date of Marriage: February 18, 1922
First Name: Zilda
Middle Name: Mary
Last Name: Clay
Relationship: Daughter of George and Mary Clay
Date of Birth: October 13, 1900
Date of Marriage: June 3, 1926
First Name: Emma
Middle Name: L.
Last Name: Wilson
Relationship: Wife of Joseph Axford Clay
Date of Marriage: April 6, 1910

First Name: Alice
Middle Name: L.
Last Name: Baird
Relationship: Wife of Augustus Dean Clay
Date of Marriage: July 17, 1919
First Name: Harley
Last Name: Robertson
Relationship: Husband of Theressa Clay
Date of Marriage: February 18, 1922
First Name: Hubert
Last Name: Shankland
Relationship: Husband of Zilda M. Clay
Date of Marriage: June 3, 1926

FAMILY HISTORY TREASURES

Volunteer Notes:

Special Unique Findings or Bible Features:
I transcribed the names as they were spelled in the Bible.

The last letter of the middle name for Augustus Clay is illegible but WWI Draft Registration confirms that his middle name is Dean.

It appears that Theressa practiced writing her name on some of the blank pages, and someone wrote “Augustus” and “Augustes” adjacent to each other – perhaps deciding which spelling to use in the record part of the Bible.

Thoughts From Our Volunteers:
An informative obituary can be found for George Richard Clay on FindAGrave.com. He is buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Jones County, Iowa. It states that he was born in London, England and immigrated as a child with his parents.

Per census records, Mary Agnes Wolfe Clay was born in Connecticut and her parents were born in Germany. Photos of her parents can be found on FindAGrave.com. Private John Wolfe is buried at New Bern National Cemetery, Craven County, NC. Barbara Pferseke Wolfe is buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Jones County, Iowa.