Clara Idella Nolan

6 June 1897–December 1983 (Age 86)
Shelby, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of Clara Idella

When Clara Idella Nolan was born on 6 June 1897, in Shelby, Alabama, United States, her father, Samuel Robert Nolan, was 24 and her mother, Laura Etta Bolton, was 19. She married Mossie Lewis Powell on 31 October 1920, in Shelby, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Election Precinct 8 Chelsea, Shelby, Alabama, United States in 1910 and Wilsonville, Shelby, Alabama, United States in 1920. She died in December 1983, in Columbiana, Shelby, Alabama, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Shelby, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mossie Lewis Powell
Clara Idella Nolan
Marriage: 31 October 1920
Alton Leon Powell
Lallage Powell
Laura Eva Powell
Katie Lou Powell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 October 1920Shelby, Alabama, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 1
    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.
    1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed
    Age 15
    The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.
    Age 23
    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, John Patrick, Liam, Cathal, Clancy, Conor, Fergus, Kieran, Seamus, Siobhan, Aileen, Brigid.Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Nualláin ‘descendant of Nuallán’, a personal name representing a diminutive of nuall ‘famous, noble’. Compare Nolen and Nowlin .

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

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    Sources (16)

    • Clara Idiele Nolan in entry for Lallage Mae Powell, "Alabama, County Birth Registers, 1881-1930"
    • Clara Nolen in household of Robert S Nolen, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Clair Nolen in entry for Alton Leon Powell and Violet Joyce Bailey, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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