Clara Meta Sulau

1 June 1894–31 March 1975 (Age 80)
San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States

The Life of Clara Meta

When Clara Meta Sulau was born on 1 June 1894, in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States, her father, Fred Sulau, was 38 and her mother, Anna Harder, was 31. She married Adam Lucas Grant on 11 March 1923, in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Cholame, San Luis Obispo, California, United States in 1930 and Cholame Judicial Township, San Luis Obispo, California, United States in 1940. She died on 31 March 1975, in San Luis Obispo, California, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Adam Lucas Grant
Clara Meta Sulau
Marriage: 11 March 1923
Robert Adam Grant
Ellen Jeanne Grant

Spouse and Children

11 March 1923
San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Fred Sulau


    Anna Harder






    Charles Sulau



    Anna Margaret Sulau


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 12

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Czech (Šulák): nickname from the vocabulary word šulák ‘swindler’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Clara Sulaw in household of Fred Sulaw, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Clara Sulau in household of Fred Sulau, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clara Grant in household of Adam L Grant, "United States Census, 1930"

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