Clara Lelana Lucas

20 July 1878–7 September 1912 (Age 34)
Brown, Indiana, United States

The Life of Clara Lelana

When Clara Lelana Lucas was born on 20 July 1878, in Brown, Indiana, United States, her father, Elijah Lucas, was 33 and her mother, Sabra Hawkins, was 23. She married John Frederick Boffing on 25 January 1897, in Brown, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Brown Township, Washington, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Washington Township, Brown, Indiana, United States in 1900. She died on 7 September 1912, in Columbus, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Clark Cemetery, Washington Township, Brown, Indiana, United States.

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John Frederick Boffing
Clara Lelana Lucas
Marriage: 25 January 1897
Vessie Raymond Boffing
Emma Nola Boffing
Laura Ethel Boffing
Lewis McClellan Boffing
Sabra Anna Boffing
Willard John Boffing
Clarence Boffing

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25 January 1897
Brown, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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 4

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.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 12

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, etc.: from the Latin personal name Lucas (Greek Loukas) ‘man from Lucania’. Lucania is a region of southern Italy thought to have been named in ancient times with a word meaning ‘bright’ or ‘shining’. Compare Lucio . The Christian name owed its enormous popularity throughout Europe in the Middle Ages to St. Luke the Evangelist, hence the development of this surname and many vernacular derivatives in most of the languages of Europe. Compare Luke . This is also found as an Americanized form of Greek Loukas .2 Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Lùcais ( see McLucas ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clara Bolling in household of John Bolling, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Clara Boffing in household of John F Boffing, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Clara Lucas in household of Elijah Lucas, "United States Census, 1880"

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