Clara Jane Gunning

27 September 1870–19 May 1952 (Age 81)
Union Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States

The Life of Clara Jane

When Clara Jane Gunning was born on 27 September 1870, in Union Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States, her father, John J Gunning, was 45 and her mother, Mary Jane Brown, was 43. She married Elbert E Wicker on 9 April 1891, in Shelby, Indiana, United States. She died on 19 May 1952, in Shelby, Indiana, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Rays Crossing, Union Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States.

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Elbert E Wicker
Clara Jane Gunning
Marriage: 9 April 1891
Baby Wicker

Spouse and Children

9 April 1891
Shelby, Indiana, United States


    Baby Wicker


Parents and Siblings

    John J Gunning


    Mary Jane Brown




    David H. Gunning


    John L. Gunning


    Frances Adaline Gunning


    William Oliver Gunning



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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

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.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 2

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

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

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Conaing ‘descendant of Conaing’, a personal name, a borrowing of Anglo-Saxon cyning ‘king’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clara J Wickes in household of Elbert Wickes, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clara Wicker in household of Albert Wicker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clara Wicker in household of Elbert Wicker, "United States Census, 1900"

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