Clara Gurney


Brief Life History of Clara

When Clara Gurney was born in 1901, in Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Gurney, was 38 and her mother, Hannah Pursell, was 39.

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William Gurney
Hannah Pursell
Edith Nellie Gurney
Clara Gurney

Sources (1)

  • Clara Gurney in household of William Gurney, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 3

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.


Age 7

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

1939 · Britain Enters World War II

Age 38

Britain entered the Second World War as war was declared on Germany on September 3, 1939. World War II came to an end after the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, which killed 140,000 people. Less than a week later, the Japanese surrendered and the war officially ended on August 15, 1945.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin):

habitational name from Gournay-en-Brai in Seine-Maritime in France.

perhaps occasionally also a habitational name from Great Gornhay, in Tiverton (Devon); see Garnsey .

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

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