Clara Mabel Phillabaum

1891–1977 (Age 85)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Clara Mabel

When Clara Mabel Phillabaum was born on 12 October 1891, in Indiana, United States, her father, Benjamin Meyers Philabaum, was 56 and her mother, Martha Ellen Clark, was 41. She married Laban Henry Funk on 13 May 1915, in Peru Township, Miami, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Erie, Miami, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Washington Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died on 16 February 1977, at the age of 85, and was buried in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Clara Mabel Phillabaum
Laban Henry Funk
Marriage: 13 May 1915
Robert Allen Funk
Anna Elizabeth "Betty" Funk
Charles Henry Funk
Martin Richard Funk

Spouse & Children

13 May 1915
Peru Township, Miami, Indiana, United States


  • Robert Allen Funk


  • Anna Elizabeth "Betty" Funk


  • Charles Henry Funk


  • Male1924–2013Male

Parents & Siblings

  • Benjamin Meyers Philabaum


  • Martha Ellen Clark




  • John Otto Phillabaum


  • Jesse Bogus Phillabaum


  • Francis Marion Phillabaum


  • Omer Emery Phillabaum


  • Emma Phillabaum


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 14

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Vielbaum, habitational name from a place so named in Altmark, from vil ‘swamp’ + baum ‘tree’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Clara P Funk in household of Laban H Funk, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clara Philallabaum in household of Benj Philallabaum, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Clara Funk in household of Laban H Funk, "United States Census, 1940"

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