Clara Violet Crofts

17 March 1908–3 January 1994 (Age 85)
Firth, Bingham, Idaho, United States

The Life of Clara Violet

When Clara Violet Crofts was born on 17 March 1908, in Firth, Bingham, Idaho, United States, her father, Charles Walter Crofts, was 34 and her mother, Maude Jones, was 18. She married Alfred Parsons Furniss on 15 May 1933, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Basalt Election Precinct, Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States in 1935 and Basalt Election Precinct, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1940. She died on 3 January 1994, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Basalt, Bingham, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Parsons Furniss
Clara Violet Crofts
Marriage: 15 May 1933
Wanda June Furniss
Della Maude Furniss
Merna Joy Furniss
Charles Edwin Furniss

Spouse and Children

15 May 1933
Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1909 · Rainbow Bridge is Discovered

Age 1

Until 1909, this natural wonder was not known to the outside world. Two separate exploration parties – one headed by University of Utah Dean Byron Cummings, and another by government surveyor, W.B. Douglass – began searching for the legendary span. Eventually, they combined efforts. Paiute guides Nasja Begay and Jim Mike led an exploration party in the south east corner of Utah, along with trader and explorer John Wetherill. Coming down what is now Bridge Canyon, the party saw Rainbow Bridge for the first time. The next year, President Taft proclaimed the newly found structure a National Monument. Theodore Roosevelt and Zane Grey were among the first visitors to see the Monument. The trail they took is no longer passable for horses but is now a trailhead for hikers that want to visit the bridge. Rainbow Bridge receives thousands of visitors each year but, the National Park Service asks visitors to be respectful of its significance to the people who have long held Rainbow Bridge sacred.

Age 23

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Croft .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Violat C Croft in household of Charles Walter Croft, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Violet A Croft in household of Charles Walter Croft, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Clara Crofts in household of Charles Walter Crofts, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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