Clara Anna Wrasse

16 October 1899–September 1972 (Age 72)
Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States

The Life of Clara Anna

When Clara Anna Wrasse was born on 16 October 1899, in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States, her father, Theobald Wrasse, was 43 and her mother, Emilie Sundtrop, was 38. She married Reid Desman Fields on 24 June 1922, in Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Allegan, Allegan, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died in September 1972, in Forest Park, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Reid Desman Fields
Clara Anna Wrasse
Marriage: 24 June 1922
Maxine Fields

Spouse and Children

24 June 1922
Cook, Illinois, United States


    Maxine Fields


Parents and Siblings

    Theobald Wrasse


    Emilie Sundtrop




    Emilie Wrasse


    Alfred John Wrasse



    Lidia Anna Wrasse


    Elizabeth Wrasse


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 4

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 20

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

German: nickname for a gourmet, from Middle High German bras ‘feast’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Claira Wrasse in household of Theodore Wrasse, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Clara Fields in household of Reid Fields, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clara Fields in household of Reid D Fields, "United States Census, 1940"

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