Clara Belle Judd

Brief Life History of Clara Belle

When Clara Belle Judd was born in January 1868, in Indiana, United States, her father, Lewis Judd, was 55 and her mother, Elizabeth Meeks, was 44. She married James Murphy Meeks on 25 August 1887, in Frankfort, Center Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States for about 20 years and Decatur Township, Macon, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died in 1957, at the age of 89.

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James Murphy Meeks
Clara Belle Judd
Marriage: 25 August 1887
Esther Mae Meeks
John Arnell Meeks
Willard Alton Meeks
Zora Fern Meeks
Abraham Leroy Meeks
Margaret Anna Meeks
Martha Meeks

Sources (9)

  • Clara B Meeks in household of Albert Spearman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clara B Judd in entry for James M Meeks, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Clara Meeks in household of Estha M Moulton, "United States Census, 1930"

World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.


In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

1892 · The Chicago Canal

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Judde, Jutte, a pet form of Jordan .

German: variant of Jude .

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

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