Frank Lewis Clapp

6 January 1833–18 June 1892 (Age 59)
Calloway, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Frank Lewis

When Frank Lewis Clapp was born on 6 January 1833, in Calloway, Kentucky, United States, his father, Benjamin Lynn Clapp, was 18 and his mother, Mary Rachael Schultz, was 17. He married Ruth Whitehead Condit on 13 December 1855, in Santa Clara, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 13 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Gilroy Judicial Township, Santa Clara, California, United States in 1860. He died on 18 June 1892, in Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States.

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Frank Lewis Clapp
Ruth Whitehead Condit
Marriage: 13 December 1855
Charles Philip Clapp
Silas Clapp
Joseph ( Joe) Clapp
Child Clapp
Charlie Clapp
Sarah Jane Clapp
Annie Clapp
Frank Lorenzo Clapp Jr
William Clapp
Amos W Clapp
Elmer Clapp
John Ephas Clapp
Joseph Carlos Clapp
Samuel Clapp
Richard Clapp
Mary Clapp
Dora Clapp

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo
Age 3
Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
Age 6
After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
1850 · Tornado Finishes off the Temple
Age 17
On May 27, 1850, a tornado came through Nauvoo and took the remaining outer walls of the temple. It was the most frightful thing the city had witnessed. Not just a tornado but also lightening, thunder, wind, hail and rain assailed the spot. Over time what was not destroyed by the storm crumbled until only a small amount was left.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly Bristol): from Middle English clop(pe) ‘lump’, ‘hillock’ (from Old English clopp(a)), applied either as a topographic name or as a nickname for a large and ungainly person.2 Variant spelling of German Klapp .

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

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Sources (46)

  • Liews F Clapp, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lewis Clapp in household of Benjamin Clapp, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lewis Franklin Clapp in entry for Dora Harrin, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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