Clara May Funk

Female20 February 1893–11 December 1956

Brief Life History of Clara May

When Clara May Funk was born on 20 February 1893, in Waynesboro, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Jacob S Funk, was 41 and her mother, Clara A. Mickley, was 38. She married Clark Wilbur Mentzer about 1910, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 11 December 1956, at the age of 63.

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Clark Wilbur Mentzer
Clara May Funk
Marriage: about 1910
Lawrance Wilbur Mentzer

Sources (4)

  • Clara M Mentzer in household of Clark Mentzer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clara Maye Funk Mentzer, "Pennsylvania Delayed Birth Records, 1941-1976"
  • Clara M Mentzer in household of Clark Mentzer, "United States Census, 1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1910Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 3

    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.

    1905 · The Movie Theater

    Age 12

    The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

    1910 · The BSA is Made

    Age 17

    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

    Name Meaning

    German: nickname for a blacksmith, or for a small and lively or irritable individual, from Middle High German vunke ‘spark’. This surname is also found Poland, Czechia, Sweden, Denmark, France (Alsace and Lorraine), and the Netherlands.

    English: from Middle English funke, fonke, founck ‘spark of fire’, with the same meaning as 1 above.

    History: Between 1709 and 1772 nine families bearing this name immigrated to America. See also Funck .

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

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