Claire Agnes Kelly

21 October 1894–13 February 1985 (Age 90)
Rattlesnake Bar, Placer, California, United States

The Life of Claire Agnes

When Claire Agnes Kelly was born on 21 October 1894, in Rattlesnake Bar, Placer, California, United States, her father, Maurice Andrew Kelly, was 39 and her mother, Mary Ann Hawkins, was 36. She married Roscoe Carl Rasmussen on 27 October 1915, in Placer, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Judicial Township 3, Placer, California, United States in 1900 and Roseville, Placer, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 13 February 1985, in Placer, California, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Roseville, Placer, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Roscoe Carl Rasmussen
Claire Agnes Kelly
Marriage: 27 October 1915
Maurice Vincent Rasmussen
Na* Rasmussen

Spouse and Children

27 October 1915
Placer, California, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Maurice Andrew Kelly


    Mary Ann Hawkins




    Francis M Kelly



    Winifred Kelly


    Catherine Kelly


    Katherine E Kelly


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 12

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 24

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceallaigh ‘descendant of Ceallach’, an ancient Irish personal name, originally a byname meaning ‘bright-headed’, later understood as ‘frequenting churches’ (Irish ceall). There are several early Irish saints who bore this name. Kelly is now the most common of all Irish family names in Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Claire Kelly in household of Maurice A Kelly, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Clare A Rasmussen in household of Rosco Rasmussen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Claire A Rasmussen in household of Roscoe C Rasmussen, "United States Census, 1930"

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