Clara Belle Willman

24 September 1885–18 September 1966 (Age 80)
College City, Colusa, California, United States

The Life of Clara Belle

When Clara Belle Willman was born on 24 September 1885, in College City, Colusa, California, United States, her father, Joseph Floyd Willman, was 42 and her mother, Louisa Jane Harper, was 29. She married Herman Branford West on 1 January 1905, in Dunnigan, Yolo, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Arbuckle, Colusa, California, United States in 1910 and Williams Judicial Township, Colusa, California, United States in 1940. She died on 18 September 1966, in Williams, Colusa, California, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Herman Branford West
Clara Belle Willman
Marriage: 1 January 1905
Reagor Willman West
Delmas Lynwood West
Joseph Henry West
William Herman West

Spouse and Children

1 January 1905
Dunnigan, Yolo, California, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Floyd Willman


    Louisa Jane Harper





    Alena Opal Willman


    Joseph Floyd Willman


World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 6

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 22

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for someone who was the servant of a man called Will.2 Altered spelling of German Willmann .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Clara Neat in household of Herman Neat, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clara Willmans in household of Joseph Willmans, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Clara West in household of Herman West, "United States Census, 1940"

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