Clara Littlefield

1864–1883 (Age 19)
Switzerland, Indiana, United States

The Life of Clara

When Clara Littlefield was born in 1864, in Switzerland, Indiana, United States, her father, Robert Bruce Littlefield, was 29 and her mother, Mary E Mansor, was 23. She married Benjamin Franklin VanOsdol on 16 March 1882, in Switzerland, Indiana, United States. She lived in Cass Township, Ohio, Indiana, United States in 1870 and Cotton Township, Switzerland, Indiana, United States in 1880. She died in 1883, at the age of 19.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin VanOsdol
Clara Littlefield
Marriage: 16 March 1882

Spouse and Children

16 March 1882
Switzerland, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Bruce Littlefield


    Mary E Mansor




    Isaac Clifton Littlefield



    Carrie E. Littlefield



    Sadie Littlefield


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · The Assassination of a President

Age 1

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 6

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various minor places named Littlefield, for example in Surrey and Berkshire, from Old English lȳtel ‘little’ + feld ‘open country’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Carrie Littlefield in household of Robert Littlefield, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Clara Littlefield in household of Robert B Littlefield, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Clara Littlefield in entry for Benjamin F Vanosdol, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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