Clara Marsden

16 September 1857–25 July 1924 (Age 66)
Nether Hallam, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Clara

When Clara Marsden was born on 16 September 1857, in Nether Hallam, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Marsden, was 33 and her mother, Sarah Johnson, was 30. She married John Kilpatrick McDonald on 26 May 1873, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. She died on 25 July 1924, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Stafford Needham
Clara Marsden
Marriage: 14 February 1898
Sarah Jessie Needham
Clara Alberta Needham

Spouse and Children

14 February 1898
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States





    Clara Alberta Needham


Parents and Siblings




    John Walter Marsden


    Sarah Ann Marsden


    John William Marsden


    John Marsden


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

Age 6

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 18

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Lancashire and West Yorkshire, so named from Old English mearc ‘boundary’ ( see Mark 2) + denu ‘valley’ ( see Dean 1), i.e. a valley forming a natural boundary.

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

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Clara Marsden


Sources (3)

  • Clara S Needham, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clara Marsden in household of William Marsden, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Clara S Needham in household of David S Needham, "United States Census, 1910"

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