Clara May Roberts

Female29 July 1855–11 May 1879

Brief Life History of Clara May

When Clara May Roberts was born on 29 July 1855, in Lorain, Ohio, United States, her father, William Wallace Roberts, was 28 and her mother, Abigail Lewis Ingersoll, was 26. She lived in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States in 1870. She died on 11 May 1879, at the age of 23.

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William Wallace Roberts
1827–1894
Abigail Lewis Ingersoll
1829–1892
Clara May Roberts
1855–1879
Jennie Ingersol Roberts
1858–1910

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  • Clara Roberts, "United States Census, 1870"

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World Events (7)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 5

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

1863

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 8

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

English: from the personal name Robert , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is also occasionally borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish surname.

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

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