Clara Elizabeth Hepworth

14 May 1876–28 October 1925 (Age 49)
Oxford, Franklin, Idaho, United States

The Life of Clara Elizabeth

When Clara Elizabeth Hepworth was born on 14 May 1876, in Oxford, Franklin, Idaho, United States, her father, Squire Hepworth, was 33 and her mother, Emily Dyson, was 31. She married Gottfried Ruesch on 25 March 1894, in St. George, Washington, Utah Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Kane, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 28 October 1925, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Springdale, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Gottfried Ruesch
Clara Elizabeth Hepworth
Marriage: 25 March 1894
Oren Ruesch
Hyrum Ruesch
Howard Ruesch
Rulon Ruesch
Lydia Ruesch
Calvin Ruesch
Ivan Ruesch
Amy Rowena Ruesch
Harmon Ruesch
Melvin Ruesch
Iona Ruesch
Binney Ruesch

Spouse and Children

25 March 1894
St. George, Washington, Utah Territory, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 6

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Age 14

Idaho is the 43rd state.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from places so named, of which there is one West Yorkshire and another in Suffolk, both probably deriving their name from an Old English personal name Heppa + worð ‘enclosure’. The surname is still found mainly in Yorkshire, so it seems that the first place is the more likely source of the surname.

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

Story Highlight

Emily Dyson Hepworth (1845-1887) Life Sketch

Emily Dyson, the first child of John Dyson and Amelia Lambert, was born on January 27, 1845 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England. Huddersfield was mainly a textile manufacturing town. Her father, John …

Sources (3)

  • Clara Elizabeth Hepworth in household of Squire Hepworth, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Clara Ruesch in household of Gottfried Ruesch, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Clara E Ruesch in household of Gottfried Ruesch, "United States Census, 1910"

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