Clara Alice Tooley

1894–1981 (Age 87)
Bartholomew, Indiana, United States

The Life of Clara Alice

When Clara Alice Tooley was born on 18 February 1894, in Bartholomew, Indiana, United States, her father, George C. Tooley, was 38 and her mother, Eliza Jane Cook, was 37. She married Fred Mire Watkins in 1911, in Champaign, Illinois, United States. She lived in Decker, Knox, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Vernon Township, Jackson, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died on 6 October 1981, in Vincennes, Knox, Indiana, United States, at the age of 87.

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Clara Alice Tooley
Fred Mire Watkins
Marriage: 1911

Spouse & Children

Champaign, Illinois, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • George C. Tooley


  • Eliza Jane Cook




  • Eunice Tooley


  • Female1894–1981Female

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 12

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 23

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: variant of Toole .2 English (mainly Norfolk): from a pet form of the Middle English personal name Toll .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Clara A Walkins in household of Fred Walkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clara Alice Watkins in household of Fred M Watkins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clara Tooley in household of George Tooley, "United States Census, 1910"

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