Clara Ethel Hughes

Female12 March 1920–7 April 2001

Brief Life History of Clara Ethel

When Clara Ethel Hughes was born on 12 March 1920, in Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, her father, George William Hughes, was 29 and her mother, Nettie Elizabeth Matthews, was 32. She died on 7 April 2001, in Strathroy, Strathroy-Caradoc Township, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 81, and was buried in Carlisle, North Middlesex, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

George Phillips
1916–1976
Clara Ethel Hughes
1920–2001

Sources (1)

  • Clara Ethel Hughes Phillips, "Find A Grave Index"

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Parents and Siblings

Siblings (5)

World Events (7)

1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 14

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.

1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 23

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.

1955 · General Motors Auto Workers Strike

Age 35

From 1955-1956, around 17,000 workers for General Motors went on strike. They wanted a pay raise, more secure working conditions, and a health plan half paid by General Motors. The strike lasted 148 days.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: variant of Hugh with genitival or excrescent -s.

Irish and Scottish: adopted as an equivalent of Gaelic surnames based on the personal name Aodh ‘fire’, for example Ó hAodha, Mac Aodha; see McCoy and compare McHugh .

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

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Story Highlight

Ethel (Hughes) Phillips

PHILLIPS - Peacefully, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Saturday, April 7, 2001 Ethel (Hughes) Phillips of Ailsa Craig, Ontario, in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late George Phillips (1 …

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