Clara Elizabeth Tidd

12 February 1918–16 July 2010 (Age 92)
Moravia, Moravia, Cayuga, New York, United States

The Life of Clara Elizabeth

When Clara Elizabeth Tidd was born on 12 February 1918, in Moravia, Moravia, Cayuga, New York, United States, her father, Lewis Day Tidd, was 43 and her mother, Essie Agnes Perkins, was 29. She married Leon James Rolfe on 17 December 1938, in Hammondsport, Urbana, Steuben, New York, United States. She lived in Ithaca, Tompkins, New York, United States in 1935 and Hector, Hector, Schuyler, New York, United States in 1940. She died on 16 July 2010, in Elmira, Chemung, New York, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Burdett, Hector, Schuyler, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leon James Rolfe
Clara Elizabeth Tidd
Marriage: 17 December 1938

Spouse and Children

17 December 1938
Hammondsport, Urbana, Steuben, New York, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Elsie Agnes Tidd




    Carl Ansil Tidd


    Flora Tidd


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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 2

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 24

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Tydd St. Mary in Lincolnshire or Tydd St. Giles in Cambridgeshire, named probably with an unattested Old English word, tydd ‘shrubs’, ‘brush’, ‘wood’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Clara Rolfe in household of Leon Rolfe, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clara Tidd in household of Lewis Tidd, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clara E Tidd in household of Lewis Tidd, "United States Census, 1920"

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