Clara Wilhelmina Harke

18 September 1872–19 June 1961 (Age 88)
Clay, Onondaga, New York, United States

The Life of Clara Wilhelmina

Clara Wilhelmina Harke was born on 18 September 1872, in Clay, Onondaga, New York, United States. She married George M. Bettinger on 20 November 1889, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 daughters. She lived in Schroeppel, Oswego, New York, United States in 1920. She died on 19 June 1961, in Baldwinsville, Lysander, Onondaga, New York, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Baldwinsville, Lysander, Onondaga, New York, United States.

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George M. Bettinger
Clara Wilhelmina Harke
Marriage: 20 November 1889
Mabel F. Bettinger
Lillian B.
Emma Louise Bettinger
Lillian R. Bettinger
Edith May Bettinger
Leah F. Bettinger
Mildred Clara Bettinger

Spouse and Children

20 November 1889
New York, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

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.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 3

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

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

North German:1. from a Frisian personal name, a short form of any of the Germanic personal names with hari, heri ‘army’ as the first element ( see for example Herman , Herwig ). 2. possibly a nickname or metonymic occupational name from Middle Low German harke ‘rake’, or a topographic name from herk, hark ‘marsh’, ‘bog’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clara Bettinger in household of George Bettinger, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clara C Bettinger in household of Geo M Bettinger, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clara C Bettinger in household of Geo M Bettinger, "United States Census, 1900"

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