Clara Ellen Winfrey

8 November 1892–6 May 1987 (Age 94)
Oregon, United States

The Life of Clara Ellen

When Clara Ellen Winfrey was born on 8 November 1892, in Oregon, United States, her father, John G Winfrey, was 28 and her mother, Rosa Ann Mackey, was 20. She married John Rufus Clark on 11 October 1920, in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Lost Valley Election Precinct, Lane, Oregon, United States in 1900 and Middle Fork Election Precinct, Lane, Oregon, United States in 1910. She died on 6 May 1987, in Marion, Oregon, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Springfield, Lane, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Rufus Clark
Clara Ellen Winfrey
Marriage: 11 October 1920
Winifred Roseanna Clark

Spouse and Children

11 October 1920
Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States


    Winifred Roseanna Clark


Parents and Siblings

    John G Winfrey


    Rosa Ann Mackey




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1898 · Oregon Historical Society

Age 6

The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 

Age 25

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

Name Meaning

English: from the Old English person name Winfrið.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clara E Clark in household of John R Clark, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clara C Clark in household of John R Clark, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clara Winfrey in household of John Winfrey, "United States Census, 1900"

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