Clara Elizabeth Heikes

9 December 1886–22 May 1954 (Age 67)
Falls City, Richardson, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Clara Elizabeth

When Clara Elizabeth Heikes was born on 9 December 1886, in Falls City, Richardson, Nebraska, United States, her father, David Ezra Heikes, was 23 and her mother, Catherine Elizabeth Hoos, was 21. She married Joseph Novak on 11 February 1907, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Cass, Nebraska, United States in 1935 and Springfield Election Precinct, Sarpy, Nebraska, United States in 1940. She died on 22 May 1954, in Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Bohemian Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States.

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Joseph Novak
Clara Elizabeth Heikes
Marriage: 11 February 1907
Joseph Edward Novak

Spouse and Children

11 February 1907
Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States


    Joseph Edward Novak


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 4

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.

Age 18

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 North German: patronymic from Heike ( see Heick ).2 Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Khayke, a pet form of Khaye, ‘life’, with the addition of the Yiddish possessive suffix -s.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clara E Novah in household of Joseph Novah, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clara Novak in household of Elizabeth Addleman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clara E Novak, "United States Census, 1930"

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