Clara McCleery

5 April 1878–1954 (Age 75)
Fowler Township, Trumbull, Ohio, United States

The Life of Clara

When Clara McCleery was born on 5 April 1878, in Fowler Township, Trumbull, Ohio, United States, her father, James Luman McCleery, was 27 and her mother, Laura B. Hake, was 23. She married Elmer Charles Bettiker on 24 December 1902, in Cortland, Trumbull, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1910. She died in 1954, at the age of 76, and was buried in Fowler, Trumbull, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elmer Charles Bettiker
Clara McCleery
Marriage: 24 December 1902
Owen Donald Bettiker
James Kenneth Bettiker
Throdore Battekes

Spouse and Children

    Elmer Charles Bettiker



24 December 1902
Cortland, Trumbull, Ohio, United States


    Owen Donald Bettiker



    Throdore Battekes


Parents and Siblings

    James Luman McCleery


    Laura B. Hake






    Nancy Irene McClery


    Cordelia McCleery


World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · Cleveland School of Art

Age 4

Originally called the Western Reserve School of Design for Women, the Cleveland School of Art is a co-educational school that has highlighted its students works in different arts and designs. After World War II, the school began offering a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and soon after became the Cleveland Institute of Art. The school today offers 17 different artistic programs all year long.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish: variant spelling of McCleary .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Clara Bettiker in household of Elmer Bettiker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Clara Mclary in entry for Throdore Battekes, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"
  • Clara Mc Clary in entry for Kenneth Bettiher and Eleanor E Balentine, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

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