Clair Funk

Male7 September 1898–12 July 1939

Brief Life History of Clair

When Clair Funk was born on 7 September 1898, in Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Edward Derlin Funk, was 17 and his mother, Rosa May Burley, was 16. He married Charlotte Mae Swanger on 29 November 1922, in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Blair, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 12 July 1939, in Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Clair Funk
Charlotte Mae Swanger
Marriage: 29 November 1922

Sources (12)

  • Clair Funk in household of Edward D Funk, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Marriage Index, 1800s-1999
  • U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 November 1922Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 2

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    1905 · The Movie Theater

    Age 7

    The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

    1910 · The BSA is Made

    Age 12

    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

    Name Meaning

    German: nickname for a blacksmith, or for a small and lively or irritable individual, from Middle High German vunke ‘spark’. This surname is also found Poland, Czechia, Sweden, Denmark, France (Alsace and Lorraine), and the Netherlands.

    English: from Middle English funke, fonke, founck ‘spark of fire’, with the same meaning as 1 above.

    History: Between 1709 and 1772 nine families bearing this name immigrated to America. See also Funck .

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

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