Clara May Funk

20 February 1893–11 December 1956 (Age 63)
Waynesboro, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary 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

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  • Marriage
    about 1910Pennsylvania, United States
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    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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    Sources (4)

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

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