Lorinda Ella Clow

5 January 1879–15 November 1965 (Age 86)
Mendocino, California, United States

The Life of Lorinda Ella

When Lorinda Ella Clow was born on 5 January 1879, in Mendocino, California, United States, her father, Carl Henry Clow, was 23 and her mother, Lenora Harrison, was 16. She married Maurice R. Prather in 1897, in Mendocino, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Anderson Judicial Township, Mendocino, California, United States in 1900 and Anderson, Shasta, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 15 November 1965, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Maurice R. Prather
Lorinda Ella Clow
Marriage: 1897
Wayne Ellsworth Prather
Mervyn E Prather
Zella Berneice Prather

Spouse and Children

    Maurice R. Prather



Mendocino, California, United States


    Wayne Ellsworth Prather


    Mervyn E Prather



Parents and Siblings


    Lenora Harrison




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 12

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 23

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Clough .2 English: metonymic occupational name for a nailer, from Old French clou ‘nail’. Compare Clower .3 Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Klau, a habitational name for someone from Klau near Aachen or Clauen in Lower Saxony, or Glau, a nickname for an astute person, from Old High German, Low German glou, glau ‘circumspect’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ellen Prather in household of Maurice Prather, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ella L Hogan in household of Edward Hogan, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lorinda E Clow in household of Carl H Clow, "United States Census, 1880"

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