Clarissa Elizabeth Alger

30 July 1855–10 January 1928 (Age 72)
Trenton, Grundy, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Clarissa Elizabeth

When Clarissa Elizabeth Alger was born on 30 July 1855, in Trenton, Grundy, Missouri, United States, her father, Thomas Hancock Alger, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Ann Edwards, was 22. She married Moroni Stones about 1876, in Trenton, Grundy, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Simi Judicial Township, Ventura, California, United States in 1900 and Simi Valley, Ventura, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 10 January 1928, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Simi Valley, Ventura, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Moroni Stones
Clarissa Elizabeth Alger
Marriage: about 1876
Sarah E Stones
Erma Della Stones
Lida May Stones
William Thomas Stones

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1876Trenton, Grundy, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 2
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.
    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 20
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Alger. Pronounced with a soft g it is from Old French Alg(i)er, Aug(i)er (ancient Germanic Adalgari, composed of the elements adal ‘noble’ + gāri ‘spear’); see Auger . Pronounced with a hard g, it is a variant of Algar .Scottish and English: in Scotland, Alger may be a variant of Algeo .German: from a shortened form of the ancient Germanic personal name Adalgar (see 1 above).

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

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    Sources (18)

    • Clarissa Alger in entry for William F Stone, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Clarissa Stone in household of Moroni Stone, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Clarissa E Stones, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"

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