Ralph Charles Clare

1 December 1856–6 May 1953 (Age 96)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Ralph Charles

When Ralph Charles Clare was born on 1 December 1856, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, John Clare, was 40 and his mother, Mary Susannah Amer, was 32. He married Louisa Burke on 5 July 1880, in Knox, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Miller Township, Knox, Nebraska, United States for about 20 years and Winnetoon, Knox, Nebraska, United States in 1940. He died on 6 May 1953, at the age of 96, and was buried in Bazile Mills, Knox, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Charles Clare
Louisa Burke
Marriage: 5 July 1880
Grace Clare
Walter S Clare
Ralph William Clare
Ethel Louise Clare
Elmer “Sam” Clare

Spouse and Children

5 July 1880
Knox, Nebraska, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Clare


    Mary Susannah Amer




    Maurice Wesley Amer Clare


    William Arthur Newberry Clare


    Lyman Osborn Clare


    Mary Elizabeth Clare


    Theodore John Clare


+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 7

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

Age 11

Nebraska is the 37th state.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 26

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

1 Irish and English: habitational name from Clare in Suffolk (probably named with a Celtic river name meaning ‘bright’, ‘gentle’, or ‘warm’). One of the first Normans in Ireland ( 1170–72 ) was Richard de Clare, Earl of Pembroke, better known as ‘Strongbow’, who took his surname from his estate in Suffolk.2 English: habitational name from Clare in Oxfordshire, named with Old English clǣg ‘clay’ + ōra ‘slope’.3 English: from the Middle English, Old French female personal name Cla(i)re (Latin Clara, from clarus ‘famous’), which achieved some popularity, greater on the Continent than in England, through the fame of St. Clare of Assisi. See also Sinclair .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ralph Clare in household of John Clare, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ralph Clare in household of John Clare, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ralph Clare Sr., "United States Census, 1910"

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