Clarinda Augusta “Clara” Worthen

13 August 1850–6 March 1921 (Age 70)
Augusta, Des Moines, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Clarinda Augusta “Clara”

When Clarinda Augusta “Clara” Worthen was born on 13 August 1850, in Augusta, Des Moines, Iowa, United States, her father, John Worthen, was 33 and her mother, Amanda Maria Hartshorn, was 20. She married Thomas T. Payne on 6 September 1865, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Monterey Judicial Township, Monterey, California, United States in 1900 and Monterey, Monterey, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 6 March 1921, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Monterey City Cemetery, Monterey, California, United States.

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Charles Keslar
Clarinda Augusta “Clara” Worthen
Marriage: 14 June 1869
Charles Frederick Keslar
Orrin Alonzo Keslar
Eugene Francis Kessler

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  • Marriage
    14 June 1869San Joaquin, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 7
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco
    Age 19
    The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name from Old English worthign ‘enclosure, homestead’ or a habitational name from any of several places so named, such as Worthen in Shropshire or Worthing in Norfolk.

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

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    Sources (22)

    • Clarinda A Jones in household of Edwin T Jones, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Clarinda A. Kesler, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Clarenda A Kesslar, "United States Census, 1900"

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