Clara Pauline Tolar

29 April 1897–17 December 1982 (Age 85)
Enon, Marion, Mississippi, United States

The Life Summary of Clara Pauline

When Clara Pauline Tolar was born on 29 April 1897, in Enon, Marion, Mississippi, United States, her father, Noel Martin Tolar, was 30 and her mother, Rachel Bridget Thomas, was 28. She married Eldridge James Riley on 20 April 1916. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Marion, Mississippi, United States in 1935 and Beat 3, Jefferson Davis, Mississippi, United States in 1940. She died on 17 December 1982, in Mississippi, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Lamar, Mississippi, United States.

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Eldridge James Riley
Clara Pauline Tolar
Marriage: 20 April 1916
Bonnie N Riley
Earlton Thomas Riley

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish
Age 1
After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop
Age 10
When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
Age 23
The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Slovenian (north central Slovenia): variant of Dolar, topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, from dol ‘valley’ or variant of the German form Thaler . Compare Dollar .

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

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Sources (5)

  • Clara Riley in household of Eldridge J Riley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clara Riley in household of E J Riley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clara Riley in household of Eldredge J Riley, "United States Census, 1920"

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