Thomas F. Clarey & Mary Boden Clarey

Married at Akron, Iowa, on November 26, 1895

Thomas F. & Mary Boden Clarey, with young son John Francis (circa 1900)

The first Clarey to settle in Akron, Iowa, was Thomas F. Clarey born in 1868. He came to Akron in 1892, and settled on a farm five miles southeast of town. In 1895 Tom married Mary Boden from South Dakota. They had three sons: Harry born in 1896, died in 1898; John, born in 1899, married Esther McCorkell in 1923 and had ten children. John, Esther and their children lived and farmed in Merrill, Iowa. The third son of Thomas F. & Mary Clarey was Clifford, born in 1902. Clifford married Iva Belt of Walthill, Nebraska in 1924, and had ten children. ~Source: Our Life 1882-1982 Akron, Iowa pp 187-188

Thomas F. & wife Mary with their son, John Frances Sr.

~Photograph submitted by family descendant, Linda Linn


Children of Thomas F. & Mary Clarey:

Harry Clarey b. 1896; d. 1898
John Francis Clarey, Sr. b. 17 Nov 1899; d. 22 Sep 1982; Married Esther McCorkell
Clifford Clarey b. 1902; Married Iva Belt



Thomas F. Clarey
b. 08 Dec 1868
d. 31 Aug 1935

His Obituary


Mary Boden Clarey
b. 03 Apr 1871
d. 08 Nov 1950

Her Obituary




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