Oliver Clay - Venture Capitalist

12401 Coit Road

Oliver Perry Clay was born in 1857. He married Ina Florence Pitkin who was born in 1858 to Lucas and Sarah Pitkin. They had four children: Terry Pitkin, Robert Varney, Emily Louise (Devereux), and Lucius Josiah. Emily left Cleveland in the 1920s to live in Nice, France. Lucius was a 2nd lieutenant in the U. S. Army and gained worldwide fame for helping to put down the 1926 Nicaraguan revolution.

Clay was a venture capitalist, sportsman and active member of the Republican Party.

Ina died on September 9, 1924, of carcinoma of the rectum. Oliver died on June 24, 1931, of cardiac paralysis. Both are buried in Woodland Cemetery.