Clara Bell Harris

10 May 1884–1 June 1928 (Age 44)
Beaver, Beaver, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of Clara Bell

When Clara Bell Harris was born on 10 May 1884, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah Territory, United States, her father, Daniel Duane Harris, was 29 and her mother, Frances Elizabeth Tolton, was 24. She married John McNeeley Tennant on 31 July 1916, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Sunnyside, Carbon, Utah, United States in 1920. She died on 1 June 1928, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John McNeeley Tennant
Clara Bell Harris
Marriage: 31 July 1916
Frances Jeanette Tennant
John Harris Tennant

Spouse and Children

31 July 1916
Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 2

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 12

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.

Name Meaning

1 English and Welsh (very common in southern England and South Wales): patronymic from the medieval English personal name Harry , pet form of Henry .2 This name is also well established in Ireland, taken there principally during the Plantation of Ulster. In some cases, particularly in families coming from County Mayo, both Harris and Harrison can be Anglicized forms of Gaelic Ó hEarchadha.3 Greek: reduced form of the Greek personal name Kharalambos, composed of the elements khara ‘joy’ + lambein ‘to shine’.

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

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Story Highlight

John McNeeley Tennant and Family by Frances T. Bills

JOHN M. TENNANT (a record written by daughter Frances) Born 8 October, 1891--Died 4 September, 1958. Married Mary Langford of Bowie, County of Delta, State of Colorado--on December 14th 1912 at Paonia …

Sources (3)

  • Clare H Tennant in household of John Tennant, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clara Harris in household of Duayne Harris, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Clara Harris in entry for Frances T Bills, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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