Clara E. Smith

1 November 1871–31 July 1962 (Age 90)
Oregon, United States

The Life of Clara E.

Clara E. Smith was born on 1 November 1871, in Oregon, United States as the daughter of Smith. She married William H. Howd on 2 December 1891, in Marion, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Aumsville, Marion, Oregon, United States for about 10 years and Shaw, Marion, Oregon, United States for about 10 years. She died on 31 July 1962, in Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Turner, Marion, Oregon, United States.

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William H. Howd
Clara E. Smith
Marriage: 2 December 1891
Ina Margaret Howd
Esther Lavina Howd
Edna Naomi Howd
Veda Catherine Howd
Helen E. Howd

Spouse and Children

2 December 1891
Marion, Oregon, United States


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1872 · The First National Park

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Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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Historical Boundaries - 1876: Marion, Oregon, United States
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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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.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clara Smith in household of Henry Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Clara Howd in household of William H Howd, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Clara E Hawk in household of William H Hawk, "United States Census, 1920"

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