Clara Best

1869–1953 (Age 84)
Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Clara

When Clara Best was born in 1869, in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, James Best, was 29 and her mother, Anne, was 28. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with William John Quinton. She lived in Cardiff St Johns, Glamorgan, Wales in 1891 and Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1901. She died in 1953, in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

William John Quinton
1863–1945
Clara Best
1869–1953
Louisa Ann Quinton
1889–1913
William James K Quinton
1892–1977

Spouse and Children

children

(2)

    Louisa Ann Quinton

    Female1889–1913Female

    William James K Quinton

    Male1892–1977Male

Parents and Siblings

    James Best

    Male1840–Male

    Anne

    Female1841–Female

siblings

(7)

    Alfred Best

    Male1861–Male

    Elizabeth A Best

    Female1862–Female

    Emma Jane Best

    Female1864–Female

    Female1869–1953Female

    Alice Best

    Female1873–Female

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1884

Age 15

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1890 · Welsh Industry Affected by U.S Tariff 

Age 21

In 1890, President McKinley and Congress passed the McKinley Tariff, which have had direct effect on Southern Wales. All foreign exports were taxed, including tinplates from the iron and copper mines in Wales.
1900 · Strike at Penrhyn Slate Quarry

Age 31

The strike at Penrhyn Slate Quarry was the longest in Wales history, lasting from November 22, 1900 to 1903. When workers in the quarry were informed that union dues were no longer being collected, they started protesting.

Name Meaning

1 English, northern Irish, and French: from Middle English, Old French beste ‘animal’, ‘beast’ (Latin bestia), applied either as a metonymic occupational name for someone who looked after beasts—a herdsman—or as a derogatory nickname for someone thought to resemble an animal, i.e. a violent, uncouth, or stupid man. It is unlikely that the name is derived from best, Old English betst, superlative of good. By far the most frequent spelling of the French surname is Beste, but it is likely that in North America this form has largely been assimilated to Best.2 German: from a short form of Sebastian .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clara Best in household of James Best, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Clara Quinton in household of James Best, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Clara Quinton, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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