Clara Elvira Von Wedell

23 March 1883–12 February 1967 (Age 83)
Cherokee, Kansas, United States

The Life 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 1 daughter. 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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Family Time Line

Addison William Mendenhall
Clara Elvira Von Wedell
Marriage: 12 February 1907
Flora Adaline Mendenhall

Spouse and Children

12 February 1907
Columbus, Cherokee, Kansas, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 8

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 22

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

Name Meaning

Spanish: Mr., a title.

Sources (3)

  • Clara Mendenhall in household of Addison Mendenhall, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Clara Mendenhall in household of Addison W Mendenhall, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clara E Mendenhall im Haushalt von Addison W Mendenhall, „United States Census, 1930“

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