Clara Emiah Hummel Elmer

3 December 1892–1968 (Age 75)
Trevorton, Zerbe Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Clara Emiah

When Clara Emiah Hummel Elmer was born on 3 December 1892, in Trevorton, Zerbe Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Henry Ulysses Hummel, was 24 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Derk Moore Hummel, was 24. She married Charles Chester Elmer after 1916. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Zerbe Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States for about 40 years. She died in 1968, in Trevorton, Zerbe Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 76.

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Charles Chester Elmer
Clara Emiah Hummel Elmer
Marriage: after 1916
Chester Elmer
Bessie Elmer
Norma Elmer

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  • Marriage
    after 1916
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 4
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1905 · The Movie Theater
    Age 13
    The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 20
    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    Name Meaning

    German and Dutch: from a pet form of Humbert or Humbold (a compound name with the same first element + bald ‘bold, brave’).German, Dutch, and Danish (of German origin): nickname for a busy or bustling person, from Middle High German hummel, Middle Dutch hommel ‘bee’, of imitative origin. Compare English humblebee, which in modern English has become bumblebee.

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

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    Sources (6)

    • Clara E Hummel in household of Harey U Hummel, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Clara E. Hummell in entry for Chester C. Elmer and Frances C. Yodesky, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
    • Clara Elmer in household of Charles Elmer, "United States Census, 1940"

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