Clarence Addison Shaler

Clarence Addison Shaler

Green Lake County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 16 Dec 1941 (aged 81)
Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Waupun, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot Block B, Row 36A
Memorial ID 72036436 · View Source
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Inventor and sculptor.

Born in Mackford Township, Green Lake County, Wisconsin, Clarence began his career as a manufacturer of umbrellas and other inventions in Waupun, Wisconsin in the 1890s. He made his fortune through the invention of vulcanized tire patches in the early days of the automobile industry.

In 1928, Shaler retired to pursue sculpting. He donated a number of pieces to the City of Waupun, including several of his own works, including "Dawn of Day," "The Pioneers of Wisconsin," and "Group of Deer." One of his finest works, "Morning of Life," a tribute to his twin sister, Clara, who died at age 18, is located at her gravesite in Mackford Union Cemetery in neighboring Green Lake County.

Clarence commissioned the sculpture seen here, "The Recording Angel," from artist Laredo Taft upon the death of his wife, Blanche. It is one of the foremost landmarks in Waupun and on the National Register of Historic Sites.

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  • Created by: Steve Seim
  • Added: 27 Jun 2011
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Clarence Addison Shaler (29 May 1860–16 Dec 1941), Find a Grave Memorial no. 72036436, citing Forest Mound Cemetery, Waupun, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Steve Seim (contributor 47256753) .