Clara Elvira Von Wedell

Brief Life History of Clara Elvira

When Clara Elvira Von Wedell was born on 23 March 1883, in Cherokee, Kansas, United States, her father, Walter Henning Gustav Alesander Von Wedell, was 33 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Murray, was 26. She married Addison William Mendenhall on 12 February 1907, in Columbus, Cherokee, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 2, Harris, Texas, United States in 1910 and Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 12 February 1967, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Addison William Mendenhall
Clara Elvira Von Wedell
Marriage: 12 February 1907
Bonnie Maree Mendenhall
Flora Adaline Mendenhall
James Mendenhall
Twin B Mendenhall

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  • C von Wedell in household of W von Wedell, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • Clair Venuell, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Clara Von Wedell, "Kansas, Marriages, 1811-1911"

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1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

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Name Meaning

Altered form of Welsh Vaughan .

Chinese: variant of Wong .

Cambodian: written វ៉ុន, unexplained.

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

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