Clarence J Sedgwick  [Joseph T Sedgwick / Carrie E Smutz]
b. May 1875, [Moultrie County] Illinois
d. [June 13, 1937, Chicago, Cook, Illinois]8
m. abt 1897, Ophelia May Carter

 

Ophelia May Carter  [John H Carter / Tenn? Cisco]2,3
b. October 18, 1875, Arkansas
d. November 29, 1941, Los Angeles County, California
m1 N C Bogard
m2 abt 1897, Clarence J Sedgwick

Census records:

1880 IL Moultrie, Bethany
1890 MO Kansas City directory
1900 MO Howard, Franklin Twp
1900 TX Jefferson (counted twice, both have to be him)
1910 KS Wyandotte, Kansas City
1920 IL Cook, Chicago (has to be him)
1930 IL Cook, Chicago (has to be him)
Ophelia:
1920 MO Jackson, Kansas City
1930 CA Los Angeles, Los Angeles
apparently Ophelia as child:
1880 AR Johnson, Pittsburg

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Ophelia left her first husband. He shot her and killed himself, but she survived and went to love with her sister "Doll" (Josephine Carter).

The Wife Will Recover
Aberdeen, S. D. June 10 - A special from Gettysburg, S. D. says N. C. Bogard of Sully County overtook his wife at Lebanon, S. D. He shot her and then shot and killed himself. The tragedy occurred on the train which Mrs. Bogard had boarded to return to her home in Texas. She will recover.
Bismarck Daily Tribune, Bismark, North Dakota, Friday, June 10, 1898

Children:

Catharine Sedgwick
  b. December 6, 1898, Kansas2,7
  d. September 21, 1940, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California7
  m1 abt 1916, Unknown Taylor
  m2 abt 1928, [Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California,] Richard A Gerber
Josie May Sedgwick
  b. April 30, 1900, [Howard County,] Missouri2,7
  d. December 11, 1943, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California7
  m1 bef 1920, Unknown Gonzales2
  m2 bet 1920-1930, Unknown Cooke, widowed by 19302
Bertie Sedgwick
  b. abt 1902, Kansas2
  m1 abt 1918, [California?], Unknown Meadows
Charles Sedgwick
  b. abt 1904, Kansas2
  d. aft 1920, believed to have died young of tuberculosis1

In the 1920 census, all three daughters are married and living with Ophelia May, who reports herself as a widow, yet Clarence seems to still be alive. Does anyone know the story of this family?

Sources:

1. Records of descendant/researcher of this family

2. Census records, any of those indicated.

7. California Death Index 1940-1997
at Ancestry.com or Rootsweb.com
These records:
SurnameGiven NameSexBirth Date
Birth Place
Death Date
Death Place
Mother's
Maiden
Father's
Surname
SedgwickOphelia MayF10/18/1875
Arkansas
11/29/1941
Los Angeles
CiscoCarter
GerberKatie TaylorF12/6/1899
Kansas
9/21/1940
Los Angeles
CarterSedgwick
CookeMayF04/30/1901
Kansas
12/11/1943
Los Angeles
CarterSedgwick

8. Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916 - 1950
Illinois State Archives, Springfield, Illinois
online at http://www2.sos.state.il.us/GenealogyMWeb/idphdeathsrch.html
This record, believed to be Clarence J Sedgwick:
Last NameFirst NameSex/RaceAgeCert #Death DateCountyCityDate Filed
SedgwickClarenceM/Wunk60179961937-06-13CookChicago37-06-16