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MAJ Jay Robert Clewell

MAJ Jay Robert Clewell

Wauseon, Fulton County, Ohio, USA
Death 7 Sep 1941 (aged 63)
Kern County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Whispering Pines, Map 3, Lot 1000, Space 6
Memorial ID 85367424 · View Source
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Jay Robert Clewell was born 16 Jul 1878 in Wauseon, Fulton County, Ohio; son of Tilghman Christian and Alice Jane (Powell) Clewell.

Jay was united in marriage 21 Sep 1910 in Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington with Laura Bliss Montgomery; daughter of Alexander Hugh and Abbie Victoria (Marshall) Montgomery.

Jay and Laura were the parents of one child:

1. Jean Montgomery Clewell born 1911 married John Folk Bennerstrom

Laura passed away 27 Jun 1917 in Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington at the age of 36 years. She was laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Los Angeles, California.

Jay's daughter, Jean, who was only 6 years of age at the death of her mother, was sent to live with her maternal grandparents since her father, Jay, was working with the Red Cross overseas.

While working with the Red Cross in Russia, Jay met a young woman named Anne S. (Maiden name unknown) born in 1896 in Russia. They were later united in marriage and she joined him in America.

According to his World War I draft registration in 1918, Jay was a widower with one child. The 1920 census shows Jay, a coal dealer, working with the American Red Cross overseas.

The 1926 Seattle, Washington Directory has Jay listed as a salesman with the Wm. Kellogg Inc. and wife Anna is a buyer for a retail specialty sports store.

The 1930 Seattle, Washington census shows Jay and wife Anna S. born in Russia. Jay is a salesman.

The 1940 Los Angeles, California census: Jay is not listed as having an occupation, and Anna is a Manager for a dress shop.

Jay passed away 07 Sep 1941 in Kern County, California at the age of 63 years. He was laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California.

Anna remarried to Charles H. Stern and was a buyer for Macy's in New York. No other information has been located about his second wife Anne, or the date of her death or burial location.





  • Maintained by: Nancy (Hitchcock) Clewell
  • Originally Created by: Chris Mills
  • Added: 22 Feb 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 85367424
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for MAJ Jay Robert Clewell (16 Jul 1878–7 Sep 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 85367424, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Nancy (Hitchcock) Clewell (contributor 47250521) .