Clarissa Emily Beirdneau

27 November 1848–28 April 1873 (Age 24)
Mills, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Clarissa Emily

When Clarissa Emily Beirdneau was born on 27 November 1848, in Mills, Iowa, United States, her father, Nehemiah Wood Beirdneau, was 24 and her mother, America Ann Steele, was 19. She married Joseph Hyrum Foster on 4 October 1867, in Graham, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 28 April 1873, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 24, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Hyrum Foster
Clarissa Emily Beirdneau
Marriage: 4 October 1867
Joseph Wood Foster
George William Foster

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 October 1867Graham, Arizona, United States
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    World Events (7)

    Age 3
    Historical Boundaries: 1851: Mills, Iowa, United States
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 9
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    1859 · Logan is Founded
    Age 11
    "\""During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \""\""Logan\""\"" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"""

    Name Meaning

    form of Clarice occasionally found in medieval documents. It was revived by Samuel Richardson as the name of the central character in his novel Clarissa ( 1748 ) and has since remained in moderate use.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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    Rhoda Elizabeth Harvey - Record from Brigham Young Academy & other Biographical Information

    This is found in Millie FosterCheesman's family history book, Cheesman-Foster Family As of October 2016. Enrollment record of first students of Brigham Young Academy, Provo, Utah. Rhoda Elizabeth …

    Sources (7)

    • Emily Birdeno in household of Jeremiah Birdeno, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Clarissa E Burdeno in household of Newhn W Burdeno, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Clarissa Emily Birdno, "United States Western States Marriage Index"

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