Sunday, June 9, 2013

Relatives Of The Clement Family

Ellen (Johnston) Carpenter was the daughter of Anna Cameron and John Johnston.  Ellen's daughter, Lorraine Carpenter, married Hugh McLeod Clement in September, 1925, in Genesee County, Michigan.  Lorraine and Hugh had two sons, Bruce and Harvey.

The Clements were known among Canadian Loyalists in years past.  Hugh M. Clement was born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, to James Harvey Clement (1873-1919) and Marie Coulson in 1904.  James was the son of James and Martha (Willson) Clement.  A bit of James and Martha Clement's history was recorded in a biography* of Mazo de la Roche because of her (Mazo's) relationship with their daughter, Caroline Clement (sister of James Harvey Clement).

 *"She [biographer Heather Kirk] casts Caroline in a dark light: 'Exiled from her extended and immediate families, Clement was an outsider who wanted in. Humiliated by the failures of her father and brother, she was a low-life who wanted up. Like her mother, she was an invisible partner. Like her father, she was an audacious entrepreneur. Caroline Clement was the ingenious person who developed and maintained an amazing writing machine that got her what she wanted.'” [Source]

Hugh and Lorraine (Carpenter) Clement, with sons Bruce and Harvey, were living in Ohio in 1940.  Perhaps Hugh did not reach adulthood unscathed either since his death in 1946 was a suicide.

1 comment:

Dona Clement said...

Hello, My name is Dona Clement. Hugh and Loraine Clement were my inlaws, although I never met them because both had died before I married their third son, Daniel Carpenter Clement, on December 11, 1965. Dan recently passed away on May 20, 2016. We had two daughters, Janel who was born in Pasadena, California on August 3, 1967, and Jennifer who was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania on September 29, 1972. Janel has one daughter, Emily Grice (age 22) and Jennifer has three sons, Henry Mayo Flynn III (age 11), Daniel Harvey Flynn(age 5)and his twin brother Harrell Everett Flynn (age 5). Dan's brother Bruce died in 1966 as a result of an auto accident and is buried in San Francisco and Harvey died June 20, 1994, in Santa Barbara, CA. Bruce never married and had no children. Harvey and his wife, Mary, had three children, Julie, James and Christopher. They reside in Santa Barbara, CA. I live in North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, and would love to talk to you. You may text your telephone number to me and I will call you, or you may call or text me at 724-493-4847.