(1871 Sep 4) Oak Park, Illinois; Clarence Edmonds Hemingway
• Anson Tyler Hemingway
• Adelaide Hemingway (born Edmonds)
(1890-1893) Attended Oberlin College; M.D. 1896 Rush Medical College.
(1896 Oct. 1) Spouse Grace Hall 
Spouse Grace Hall-Hemingway (1872 - )
Clarence "Ed" Hemingway was the patriarch of the Oak Park family that spent summers on the north shore of Walloon Lake at their beloved cottage, Windemere.
Ed was born on September 4, 1871 in Oak Park and went on to graduate from Rush Medical College as a general practitioner. He attended New York Laying-In Hospital in Obstetrics in 1908 (and later invented the Spinal Forceps).
On October 1,1896, he married Grace Hall, and they had six children: Marcelline, Ernest, Ursula, Madelaine (Sunny), Carol and Leicester.
The young Hemingway family made their way to northern Michigan for the first time in 1898 and instantly fell in love with the natural surroundings of what was then known as Tolcott (now Walloon Lake). Determined to find a suitable place to build their summer cottage, Ed and Grace set out by boat to explore the shoreline and ultimately found (and subsequently purchased) four lots that was part of Bacon’s Farm on the north shore. They eventually spent $400 to have a single-story 20’ x 40’ frame structure, with a gabled roof and white clapboard siding, constructed on the site. The simple cottage was completed by September 1899 — a full year before Walloon Lake was officially designated as the area’s forever name.
Ed passed his love of nature, hunting, fishing and boating along to not only his later well-known son, Ernest, but to all of his children. They were always outside enjoying the woods and waters around Walloon Lake near Windemere - which is still owned by descendants of the family today. 
When famed son Ernest was born his father, "Doc Ed," a country doctor, blew a horn on his front porch to announce that his wife had given birth to a son.
Grace Hall, Clarence's wife was an aspiring opera singer who taught music when her career did not pan out. She was very much a product of the strict Protestant Oak Park area where she lived. Son Ernest Hemingway later described the place he lived as having, "wide lawns and narrow minds."
Ernest's mother wanted him to follow her love of music, but he was drawn to his father's lifestyle. He preferred the outdoors including the "up north" to their cottage in Michigan where they would go hunting, fishing and camping in the woods and lakes of Northern Michigan. The family summer home, called Windemere, was near Petoskey on Walloon Lake. These early years would shape Ernest's future and inspire much of his writing. 
(1921 Sep 3) Family photo at son Ernest's wedding: “Ernest Hemingway Wedding Photograph September 3, 1921, 09/03/1921” married Hadley. Included in photo are Carol, Marcelline, Hadley, Ernest, mother Grace (Hall) Hemingway, Les, and father Clarence E. Hemingway. 
(1880) Cicero, Cook, Illinois 
(1900) Cierco, Cook, Illinois 
(1899 summer) Tolcott (now Walloon Lake), Michigan
(1910) Oak Park, Cook, Illinois 
(1920) Oak Park, Cook, Illinois 
Oak Park, Cook, Illinois 
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Title: U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 Author: Ancestry.com Page: Volume: 87; SAR Membership Number: 17303
Clarence Hemingway portrait Clarence Hemingway gravestone
Title: Cook County, Illinois, Marriages Index, 1871-1920 Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929
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