Clara Louisa Hills

Brief Life History of Clara Louisa

When Clara Louisa Hills was born on 11 April 1841, in Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Samuel Robinson Hills Jr, was 43 and her mother, Clarissa Dunn, was 38. She married George H Lehman about 1861, in Brookline, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She lived in West Roxbury, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1860. She died on 18 January 1880, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Henry Clinton Witt
Clara Louisa Hills
Marriage: 30 November 1865

Sources (14)

  • Clara Hills, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Clara L Hills, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Clara L. Lehman, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915"

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Name Meaning

English: variant of Hill with genitival -s if a relationship name, attested in Matilda Hilles, 1327 (Somerset), where the genitival form may signify widowhood; or with plural -s if habitational, attested in Johanne de Hyles, 1379 (Bickerstaffe, Lancashire), and Ricardo del Hyles, 1379 (Great Eccleston, Lancashire); or, with post-medieval excrescent -s, probably the most common form.

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

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