Clara Abby Felt

2 April 1879–1918 (Age 38)
Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Clara Abby

When Clara Abby Felt was born on 2 April 1879, in Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States, her father, James Wilson Felt, was 37 and her mother, Abbie Jane Foote, was 26. She married William Joseph Long on 18 September 1902, in Ashburnham, Ashburnham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Ashburnham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1910. She died in 1918, in Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Joseph Long
Clara Abby Felt
Marriage: 18 September 1902
James William Long

Spouse and Children

18 September 1902
Ashburnham, Ashburnham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


    James William Long




Parents and Siblings

    James Wilson Felt


    Abbie Jane Foote




    Jennie Ella Felt


    Thorley Wilson Felt



    Laura Gertie Felt



World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

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.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 4

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 11

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

1 English: metonymic occupational name for a felt maker, from Old English felt ‘felt’.2 Said to be an Americanized or Germanized spelling of a Hungarian name, of uncertain identity.

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

Sources (3)

  • Clara A Long in household of William J Long, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Clara A Felt in household of James W Felt, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Clara A Felt in household of James W Felt, "United States Census, 1880"

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