Clara Jane Burt

13 April 1864–22 November 1950 (Age 86)
Sylvester, Green, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Clara Jane

When Clara Jane Burt was born on 13 April 1864, in Sylvester, Green, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Lewis Burt, was 29 and her mother, Henrietta Hare, was 21. She married William M Towns on 3 March 1889, in Brodhead, Green, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Decatur, Green, Wisconsin, United States for about 60 years. She died on 22 November 1950, in Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

William M Towns
1865–1956
Clara Jane Burt
1864–1950
Marriage: 3 March 1889
Ivan Jay Towns
1890–1953
Iva Mae Towns
1890–1985
Nellie Towns
1902–1991

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 March 1889
Brodhead, Green, Wisconsin, United States
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

    Lewis Burt

    Male1835–1910Male

    Henrietta Hare

    Female1842–1918Female

siblings

(10)

    Helen Emelia Burt

    Female1860–1911Female

    Lorenzo Burt

    Male1861–1863Male

    Female1864–1950Female

    Albert Lorin Burt

    Male1866–1923Male

    Enos Burt

    Male1868–1941Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1865

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 3

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 26

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from the Old English personal name Byrht, a byform of Be(o)rht ‘bright’. Compare Bert .2 German: Middle High German burt ‘that which is due or proper’, therefore a nickname for someone who has fulfilled his obligations properly.3 Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): variant of Burd .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clara Burt in household of Abraham Burt, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Clara Towns in household of William Towns, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Clara Town in household of William Town, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"

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