Etta Grace Clair

9 October 1909–26 June 1985 (Age 75)
Mendon, Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life of Etta Grace

When Etta Grace Clair was born on 9 October 1909, in Mendon, Adams, Illinois, United States, her father, David Franklin Clair, was 33 and her mother, Julia Ann Leckbee, was 38. She married Edward Leo Houston on 28 July 1927, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Salt River Township, Knox, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Greensburg, Knox, Missouri, United States in 1920. She died on 26 June 1985, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Leo Houston
Etta Grace Clair
Marriage: 28 July 1927
Betty Jean Huston
Edna Mae Huston

Spouse and Children

28 July 1927
Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States


    Betty Jean Huston



Parents and Siblings

    David Franklin Clair





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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

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.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 1

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 20

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

French: from the personal name Clair (Latin Clarus ‘illustrious’), which was borne by a 3rd-century bishop of Nantes and by the 4th-century St. Clair of Aquitaine.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Grace Huston in household of Edward Huston, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Grace Houston in household of Edward Houston, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Grace Claire in household of Frank Claire, "United States Census, 1920"

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