Clarence Hemingway
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Clarence Edmonds Hemingway (1871 - 1928)

Clarence Edmonds Hemingway
Born in Oak Park, Illinoismap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1 Oct 1896 in Oak Park, Cook, Illinois, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 57 in Oak Park, Cook, Illinoismap
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(1871 Sep 4) Oak Park, Illinois; Clarence Edmonds Hemingway

Family 1
• Anson Tyler Hemingway
• Adelaide Hemingway (born Edmonds)

  1. Anginette "Nellie" Blanche Hines (born Hemingway),
  2. Willoughby Anson Hemingway,
  3. George Roy Hemingway,
  4. Alfred Tyler Hemingway,
  5. Grace Adelaide Livingston (born Hemingway) [1]

(1890-1893) Attended Oberlin College; M.D. 1896 Rush Medical College.[2]

(1896 Oct. 1) Spouse Grace Hall [3]

Family 2
Spouse Grace Hall-Hemingway (1872 - )

  1. Marcelline Hemingway Sanford, b. 1898 [4]
  2. Ernest Miller Hemingway, b. 1899 [4]
  3. Ursula Hemingway, b. 1902 [4]
  4. Madelaine (Sunny) Hemingway, b. 1904 [4]
  5. Carol Hemingway, b. 1911 [4]
  6. Leicester Hemingway, b. 1915 [4]

Events 1
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. [5]

Events 2
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. [6]

Events 3
(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. [7]

(1880) Cicero, Cook, Illinois [8]
(1900) Cierco, Cook, Illinois [9]
(1899 summer) Tolcott (now Walloon Lake), Michigan
(1910) Oak Park, Cook, Illinois [10]
(1920) Oak Park, Cook, Illinois [11]

Oak Park, Cook, Illinois [12]

Research Notes

WikiTree profile Hemingway-165 created through the import of hemingway.ged on Nov 30, 2011 by Stephen Hemingway. roberts.GED Import: Oct 11, 2001 monicalp.ged Import: Sep 30, 2001

Hemingway-700 was created by Nalani Briggs through the import of Kupau-Vetu-Briggs Tree-4-13-2014-910PM.ged on Apr 13, 2014.

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Title: U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 Author: 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


  1. Source: FamilySearch Family Tree: Under license to [online database], MyHeritage Ltd.
    Record: Clarence Edmonds Hemingway
    Citation: Clarence Edmonds Hemingway
    Birth: Sep 4 1871 - Oak Park Township, Cook, Illinois, United States Death: Dec 6 1928 - Oak Park, Cook, Illinois, United States
    Parents: Anson Tyler Hemingway, Adelaide Hemingway (born Edmonds) Wife: Grace Hemingway (born Hall)
    Children: Marcelline Sanford (born Hemingway), Ernest Miller Hemingway, Ursula Xavier Jepson (born Hemingway), Madelaine Mainland (born Hemingway), Carol Gardener (born Hemingway), Leicester Clarence Hemingway Siblings: Anginette "Nellie" Blanche Hines (born Hemingway), Willoughby Anson Hemingway, George Roy Hemingway, Alfred Tyler Hemingway, Grace Adelaide Livingston (born Hemingway)
  2. Oberlin College. (1909). General catalogue of Oberlin college, 1833-1908. Oberlin, Ohio page 445
  3. Source: Biographical Summaries of Notable People: [online database], MyHeritage Ltd. Record: [1] Clarence Edmonds Hemingway
    Citation: Clarence Edmonds Hemingway
    Birth: Sep 4 1871
    Death: Dec 6 1928
    Wife: Grace Hall-Hemingway
    Children: Ernest Hemingway, Ursula Hemingway, Leicester Hemingway, Marcelline Hemingway Sanford, Madelaine Hemingway, Carol Hemingway
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 1920 US Census Oak Park, Cook, Illinois - Clarence 49 yrs, physician, Grace H. 48 yrs, Marcelline 21 yrs, Ernest M 20 yrs, Ursula 17 yrs, Madeline 15 yrs, Carol 8 yrs [born Michigan], Leicester 4 yrs, 1 servant
  5. Facebook public group page, Michigan History, Walloon Lake:
  6. Facebook, Michigan History, Walloon Lake:
  7. From the Ernest Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.
  8. 1880 Census Place: Cicero, Cook, Illinois
  9. US census Cierco, Cook, Illinois - Clarence 28 yrs, born 1871 Illinois, parents born CT, physician & lawyer, wife Grace 27 yrs, born 1872 Illinois, parents born England, daug Marcelline born 1898, son Ernest M born 1899 - also family of Ernest Hall, widower, b 1840 England, emigrated 1855
  10. 1910 US Census, Oak Park, Cook, Illinois - Clarence 38 yrs, physician, Grace H. 37 yrs, Marcelline 12 yrs, Ernest M 10 yrs, Ursula 6 yrs, Madeline 5 yrs, - uncle Benjamin T. HANCOCK 60 yrs born England, emigrated 1856, 2 servants
  11. 1920 US Census Oak Park, Cook, Illinois - Clarence 49 yrs, physician, Grace H. 48 yrs, Marcelline 21 yrs, Ernest M 20 yrs, Ursula 17 yrs, Madeline 15 yrs, Carol 8 yrs [born Michigan], Leicester 4 yrs, 1 servant
  12. Source: United States Deaths and Burials, 1867-1961; [online database], MyHeritage Ltd.
    Record: [2]
    Clarence Edmonds Hemingway
    Place: USA; Film: 2033590
    Citation: Clarence Edmonds Hemingway
    Birth: 1871 - Oak Park, Il
    Death: Dec 6 1928 - Oak Park, Il

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merge new profile Hemmingway-35 into existing profile Hemingway-2 because the family name is spelled with only 1 letter m - this is true for about 8 Hemmingway profiles that are duplicates of existing Hemingway profiles
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Links to do not display info or photos since I am not a ancestry subscriber. Can images be loaded onto wiki-tree profile ?
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