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Dr Clarence Edmonds Hemingway

Birthplace: Oak Park Township, Cook , Illinois, United States
Death: December 06, 1928 (57)
Oak Park Township, Cook, Illinois, United States (He became diabetic and ill with angina pectoris when he was 57,and died from self-inflicted pistol wounds. )
Place of Burial: Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Anson Tyler Hemingway and Adelaide Hemingway
Husband of Grace Ernestine Hemingway
Father of Marcelline Sanford; Ernest Hemingway; Ura Jepson; Sunny Mainland; Beefy Gardner and 1 other
Brother of Willoughby Anson Hemingway; George Roy Hemingway; Alfred Tyler Hemingway; Grace Adelaide Hemingway and Nellie Hines

Occupation: Physician
Managed by: Geoffrey David Trowbridge
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About Ed Hemingway

Clarence Edmonds Hemingway is the father of author Ernest Hemingway.

Hemingway graduated from Oberlin College in 1893 and later received his medical degree from Rush Medical College. He married Grace Hall on October 1, 1896 and they had six children together.

Clarence Hemingway was a very devoted husband and father. Biographer Jeffrey Meyers explains: "When Ed was courting the rather reluctant Grace, he promised that she would never have to do housework and kept his word. He always prepared the children's breakfast and served Grace in bed. He bought the groceries, did most of the cooking, took care of the laundry and managed the servants despite his medical responsibilities."

When not fulfilling domestic obligations, Clarence Hemingway spent much of his time enjoying the great outdoors. He shared his love for the outdoors with his son Ernest. He instructed the young and naturally inquisitive boy in the precise arts of fishing and shooting and brought him along on hunting expeditions in the Michigan woods. Ernest Hemingway's recollections of the boyhood adventures he shared with his father are vividly recreated in his literature through the fictional guise of Nick Adams.

Suffering from severe diabetes and concerned about his financial future, Clarence Hemingway shot himself on December 6, 1928 with his father's Smith and Wesson .32 revolver. In The Sound of the Trumpet, Leicester Hemingway, Ernest's younger brother, described the scene: "There on the bed lay his father, making hoarse breathing noises. His eyes were closed, and in that first instant as he saw him there in the half-dark, nothing looked wrong. He put his hand under his father's head. His hand slipped under easily and when he brought it out again, it was wet-warm with blood."

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Ed Hemingway's Timeline

September 4, 1871
Oak Park Township, Cook , Illinois, United States
- 1893
Age 18
Oberlin College, United States
Age 24
Rush Medical College, United States
January 15, 1898
Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois, United States
July 21, 1899
Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois, United States
April 29, 1902
Oak Park, Cook, Illinois, United States
November 28, 1904
Oak Park, Cook, Illinois, United States
July 19, 1911
Resort Township, Emmet, Michigan, United States
April 15, 1915
Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois, United States