Clara Bell McNary

16 April 1871–12 June 1954 (Age 83)
Putnam, Indiana, United States

The Life of Clara Bell

When Clara Bell McNary was born on 16 April 1871, in Putnam, Indiana, United States, her father, Willam Henry McNary, was 28 and her mother, Harriet Gordon Gifford, was 26. She married Emerson E. Ruark on 15 September 1886, in Putnam, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Madison Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States for about 15 years and Fillmore, Marion Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died on 12 June 1954, in Greensburg, Washington Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, Marion Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Emerson E. Ruark
Clara Bell McNary
Marriage: 15 September 1886
Chester Birl Ruark
Fred G Ruark
Goldie Irene Ruark

Spouse and Children

    Emerson E. Ruark



15 September 1886
Putnam, Indiana, United States



    Fred G Ruark


    Goldie Irene Ruark


Parents and Siblings

    Willam Henry McNary


    Harriet Gordon Gifford





    Wade Dewaine Mcnary


World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 1

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

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.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Náraigh ‘son of Nárach’, a byname meaning ‘modest’, more commonly Anglicized as Neary .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clara Ruark, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clara B Ruark in household of Emerson E Ruark, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clara Ruark in household of Emerson E Ruark, "United States Census, 1910"

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