Clarissa Lora Jones

Female6 July 1815–27 November 1892

Brief Life History of Clarissa Lora

When Clarissa Lora Jones was born on 6 July 1815, in Richland, Richland, Oswego, New York, United States, her father, Horace Jones, was 28 and her mother, Laura Underwood, was 24. She married Cyrus Culver Canfield on 31 January 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 27 November 1892, in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in West Jordan City Cemetery, West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Cyrus Culver Canfield
Clarissa Lora Jones
Marriage: 31 January 1844
Myron Canfield
Ellen Louisa Canfield
Melissa Adelia Canfield

Sources (31)

  • Clarissa Arnold in household of Hiram Goff, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Clarissa Lora Jones - birth: 6 July 1815; Richland, Oswego, New York, United States
  • Clarissa Lora Jones Arnold, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 January 1844Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 4

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 


    Age 12

    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 21

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh: from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) (see John ), with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. It began to be adopted as a non-hereditary surname in some parts of Wales from the 16th century onward, but did not become a widespread hereditary surname there until the 18th and 19th centuries. In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. It is (including in the sense 2 below) the fifth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.

    English: habitational or occupational name for someone who lived or worked ‘at John's (house)’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    A Verse Written in Honor of Clarissa

    In Loving Remembrances of Clarissa Arnold Died November 27, 1892, age 77 years, 4 months, 21 days. "We miss thee from our home dear, We miss thee from thy place; A shadow e'er our life is cast, We m …

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