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Henry Clay St. John

Henry Clay St. John

Male 1853 - 1896  (43 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has more than 100 ancestors and 11 descendants in this family tree.


Personal Information

  • Relationshipwith Mathias St. John
    Born 11 Feb 1853  Olney, Richland, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Fact 14 Dec 1894  Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Henry C St. John, son of Gov. John Pierce St. John - Oklahoma Legislature 
    Fact 12Apr 1895 
    H. C. St. John murdered wife because she was 'untrue' to him. 
    Fact 4 Apr 1895 
    H. C. St. John shot second wife 'accidently' 
    Fact 5 Apr 1895  Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Henry Clay St. John son of John Pierce St. John shot and killed wife 
    Fact 5 Apr 1895 
    henry Clay St. John Murder of wife
    Part 2 Henry Clay St. John murdered wife 
    Fact 9 Apr 1895  Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Henry Clay St. John son of John Pierce St. John killed wife 
    Fact 9 Apr 1895 
    Henry Clay St. John murder of wife 'comments' - from public? 
    Died 6 Oct 1896  Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 43 years 
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Person ID SSH2589  St. John Origin and Ancestry DNA Database
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2016 

    DNA Tests  1 DNA test is associated with Henry Clay St. John 

    Father Ancestors John Pierce St. John
              b. 25 Feb 1833, Brookville Franklin County Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 31 Aug 1916, Olathe, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary Jane Brewer
              b. abt. 1834, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 28 Mar 1852  Richland, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced bef. 1861 
    Children
    1. Henry Clay St. John
              b. 11 Feb 1853, Olney, Richland, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 Oct 1896, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    Family ID F5353  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife 1 (Divorced) Ada Elizabeth Stout
              b. 26 Mar 1855, Greensburg, Decatur, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 26 Feb 1939, Vincennes, Knox, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married abt. 1874 
    Divorced 1884-1887 
    • It appears he abandoned or divorced this woman between 1884-1887 but it's not clear.

      Find-a-grave states this:
      Harry C. St. John, son of John Pierce St. John and his first wife Mary Jane Brewster. Harry married Ada Elizabeth Stout May 12, 1875. They had four children. The first child, Helen died very young. Harry was a lawyer and served one term in the Oklahoma Territorial Legislature in 1890. His first wife Ada divorced him because of alcoholism and he later married Mary E. Felton on January 8, 1887. On April 3, 1895 while living in Oklahoma, Harry confronted his wife with a letter from another man and in a fit of anger shot and killed her. While awaiting either sentencing or trial, Harry died of the flu in Oklahoma City on October 10, 1896. His body was sent home to Olney by train, his father meeting the train enroute. He was buried in Haven Hill Cemetery in Olney, the home of his birth.
    Children 
     1. Jennie St. John
              b. abt. 1875, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Married: 1x2. John Stout St. John
              b. 9 Feb 1876, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 2 Aug 1963, Vincennes, Knox, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [Birth]
     3. Helen St. John
              b. 30 Dec 1877, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 7 Jan 1887, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)  [Birth]
     4. Clara St. John
              b. abt. 1879, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     5. Paul St. John
              b. 9 Nov 1879, Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 10 May 1952  (Age 72 years)  [Birth]
    +6. Robert St. John
              b. abt. 1884, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F5354  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife 2 (Divorced) Mary E Felton
              d. 3 Apr 1895, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 8 Jan 1887  Garden City, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Type: not sure if divorced or abandoned first wife 
    Divorced 1895 
    • Henry Clay St. John shot and killed his wife because she wouldn't tell him who authored a letter he intercepted. The son Henry Clay St. John b. 1889 went to live with his great-uncle Matthew McClain St. John, brother to his grandfather John Pierce St. John, governor of Kansas
    Children 
     1. Henry Clay St. John
              b. 29 Sep 1889, Kingfisher, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 5 Mar 1961, Vincennes, Knox, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [Birth]
    +2. James Leslie St. John-Stafford
              b. Apr 1893, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F5357  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Reference  Your Name Here. "Henry Clay St. John". The St. John Genealogy. https://stjohngenealogy.com/getperson.php?personID=SSH2589&tree=OSA0001 (accessed July 21, 2019).


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