Clara Melissa Braithwaite

18 August 1892–2 August 1958 (Age 65)
Manti, Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of Clara Melissa

When Clara Melissa Braithwaite was born on 18 August 1892, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States, her father, Joseph Smith Braithwaite, was 47 and her mother, Esther Taylor, was 37. She married Soren Niels Nielson on 4 September 1912, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940 and Utah, United States in 1952. She died on 2 August 1958, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Manti Cemetery, Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Soren Niels Nielson
Clara Melissa Braithwaite
Marriage: 4 September 1912
Thelma Nielson
Maxine Kenn Nielson
Dorothy Esther Nielson
Rex Soren Nielson
Bob James Nielson

Spouse and Children

4 September 1912
Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1896 · Utah becomes a state

Age 4

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 18

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

Northern English: habitational name from any of the places in Cumbria and Yorkshire named Braithwaite, from Old Norse breiðr ‘broad’ + þveit ‘clearing’.

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

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Story Highlight

Joseph Braithwaite, Manti Citizen

BRAITHWAITE, JOSEPH S., beekeeper and nurseryman, son of Roland and Hannah, was born in Westmoreland county, England, September 14, 1844. He learned the trade of shoemaker, which he followed several y …

Sources (3)

  • Clara M Neilson in household of Loren N Neilson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clara M Nielson in household of Nielson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clara Braithwaite in household of Joseph S Braithwaite, "United States Census, 1900"

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