Clara Wise

Brief Life History of Clara

When Clara Wise was born about 1882, in Scotland, Missouri, United States, her father, Sanford C Wise, was 30 and her mother, Laura Catherine Summers, was 31.

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Sanford C Wise
Laura Catherine Summers
Lieuvinea Wise
Clara Wise
Henry W Wise
Sedalia Wise
George T Wise
James Martin Wise
Lottie M Wise

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Clara Wise - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Clara Wise

World Events (3)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a wise or learned person, from Middle English wise, wisse ‘wise’ (Old English wīs). This name has also absorbed Dutch Wijs and De Wijs, a nickname meaning ‘(the) wise’, and possibly cognates in other languages.

English: topographic name for someone who lived by the withies or willows, from Middle English withi, Old English wīthig ‘withy, willow’.

Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Weiss ‘white’.

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

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