Clare French

July 1859–14 March 1927 (Age 67)
Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Clare

When Clare French was born in July 1859, in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Charles Horace French, was 36 and his mother, Lucinda Rhodes, was 32. He lived in Coldwater Township, Cass, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Seattle, King, Washington, United States in 1920. He died on 14 March 1927, in Sedro-Woolley, Skagit, Washington, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Seattle, King, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Horace French
1823–1880
Lucinda Rhodes
1827–1880
Charles French
1855–
Helen Margaret French
1856–1936
Clare French
1859–1927
Kate E. French
1860–1914
Willie French
1866–1880

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1860

Age 1

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 8

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 24

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. ethnic name for someone from France, Middle English frensche, or in some cases perhaps a nickname for someone who adopted French airs. 2. variant of Anglo-Norman French Frain .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clare H French in household of Jack Heinrich, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clair E French in household of Kate Nash, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Clare French in household of Charles H French, "United States Census, 1860"

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