Clara Semb

4 August 1865–24 February 1953 (Age 87)
Trempealeau, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Clara

When Clara Semb was born on 4 August 1865, in Trempealeau, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Ole Olsen Semb, was 29 and her mother, Kari Amundsdatter Ekern, was 23. She married Charles M. Scarseth on 8 October 1886, in Gale, Trempealeau, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Gale, Trempealeau, Wisconsin, United States for about 70 years. She died on 24 February 1953, in Trempealeau, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Charles M. Scarseth
Clara Semb
Marriage: 8 October 1886
Cora Constance Scarseth
Octiv Melvin Scarseth
Cora Scarseth
Laura Scarseth
Hulda Scarseth

Spouse and Children

    Charles M. Scarseth



8 October 1886
Gale, Trempealeau, Wisconsin, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Ole Olsen Semb


    Kari Amundsdatter Ekern




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 2

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 25

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Possibly Spanish, but unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Clara Oleson in household of Ole Oleson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Clara Scarseth, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clara Scarseth in household of Charlie Scarseth, "United States Census, 1920"

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