Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Isaac W. Clemens[1, 2]

Male 1857 - 1909  (51 years)


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  • Name Isaac W. Clemens 
    Born 23 May 1857  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Building Santa Ana, Orange, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Orange County Leather Company tannery 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/58626953 
    Residence 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Evangelical Association 
    Residence 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Evang. Assoc. 
    Eby ID Number 00023-1647 
    Died 29 Apr 1909  Santa Ana, Orange, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I16259  Generations
    Last Modified 12 May 2024 

    Father David Miller Clemens,   b. 26 Jun 1818, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1887, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Sarah "Sallie" Hagey,   b. 2 Mar 1823, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1879, Near Roseville, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Family ID F914  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabelle "Bella" Donald,   b. 22 Jan 1857, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1936, Santa Ana, Orange, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 16 Nov 1877  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Harry D. Clemens,   b. 9 Jun 1878, , Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1965, Orange, Orange, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. Alexander "Sandy" Clemens,   b. 7 Jun 1880, Greenwood, St. Clair Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Rella Mary Clemens,   b. 25 Jan 1882, , Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1959, Orange, Orange, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 13 May 2024 
    Family ID F3621  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Isaac Clemens, "resides at St. Diego, California, where he is engaged in the mercantile business and mining speculation. He is married to Bella Donald."

      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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      FIRE VICTIM PASSED WAY

      Isaac Clemens Died it Night As Result of Burns Received Tuesday


      As the result of burns received in the gasoline explosion fire at the tannery of the Ora County Leather Co. on C street, yesterday af ternoon, Isaac Clemens died last night at 7 o'clock at thanta Ana Hospital, where he was taken immediately after he was []red. The man was burned from head to foot, and from the first there was little hope of his recovery.

      Mr. Clemens came to county fourteen years ago. A few months ago he sold his ranch near Anaheim and moved here, where had started the tannery on land leased from the Merchants & Manufacturers' Association. He leaves a wife and a son, Harry Clemens, of Santa Ana, and a daughter, Mrs. Ref[] Woodington of Smeltzer.

      The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock from the residence at 505 East Fifth street.

      The Santa Ana Daily Register Fri, Apr 30, 1909 Page 1

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      SEVERELY BURNED IN FIRE THAT DESTROYS TANNERY
      Proprietor of Place Knocked Down and Rendered Unconscious by Explosion

      SANTA ANA, April 27.-Isaac Clemens was severely burned this afternoon in a fire that destroyed the tannery building recently erected on C street by Isaac Clemens & Co. The fire is believed to have been caused by the explosion of some chemical used in the tanning business. Clemens was knocked down and rendered partially unconscious, and while in that condition was burned about the head, face and arms. He was taken to the Santa Ana hospital and his condition is tonight considered critical. The property loss is estimated to be $500.

      Los Angeles Herald Wed, Apr 28, 1909 Page 14

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      TANNER DIES.

      Isaac Clemens, who was terribly burned in an explosion and fire at the Orange County Leather Company tannery Tuesday afternoon, died at the Santa Ana Hospital last last night as the result of his injuries. Clemens struck a match to light a cigar, and the gasoline tank exploded. Clemens leaves a widow, a son Harry of Santa Ana, and daughter, Mrs. Retta Woodington, of Smeltzer.

      The Los Angeles Times Sat, May 01, 1909 Page 25

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 400.

    2. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 751.

    3. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 45.

    4. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 9 Page 65.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 May 1857 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuilding - Orange County Leather Company tannery - - Santa Ana, Orange, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Evangelical Association - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Evang. Assoc. - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Nov 1877 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Apr 1909 - Santa Ana, Orange, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States Link to Google Earth
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