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.
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 .