|Name} Walker, Clara May||Family History} Olson|
|Title}||Race} White||Sex} Female|
|Birth: Date} Exa 7 Apr 1890||Place} Spring Valley, Lincoln, Nevada|
|Marr.: Date} Exa 3 Oct 1912||Place} Salt Lake LDS Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah (Link)|
|Death: Date} Exa 20 Jul 1978||Place} Hinckley, Millard, Utah|
|Burial: Date} Fam 22 Jul 1978||Place} Hinckley Cemetery, Hinckley, Millard, Utah|
|Grave Marker} Yes||
|Parents: } Francis Clemons (Frank) Walker & Elizabeth Staheli|
Relationship No.} 75
|1st Household No.} 27 = Spring Valley, Lincoln, Nevada|
| Occupation 1} School teacher |
Occupation 2} Housewife
|Religion/Church} Latter-day Saints|
Stewart, George Lyle|
Total Number of} 1
|Notes: Clara May Walker was born in Spring Valley, Lincoln, Nevada. She was the tenth child of Francis Clemons Walker, Sr., and Elizabeth Staheli. Clara's father Frank was a farmer, who also had a small herd of cattle.|
|Laura's older siblings were Francis Clemons, Jr., born in 1871, Mary Elizabeth, born in 1872,
who died two days later, Wilhelmina Barbara, born in 1873, George Henry, born in 1875, Annie
Sophia, born in 1878, Joseph Antone, born in 1880, Emma Rosina born in 1882, Lemira Louisa,
born in 1885, and Laura Barbara born in 1888. In the spring of 1892, the children came
down with diptheria. Emma, age 10, and Joseph, age 12, died in Jun 1892.|
Disheartened, Clara's family left Nevada in Nov 1892, and moved to Hinckley, Millard, Utah. They settled on a 200 acre farm, with 25 acres in alfalfa. Their first house was a two room log cabin. Clara's last brother Karl was born in 1893, but died in 1894 before a year old. Her father built a large nine-room brick house for the family, seen at right.
In the 1900 U.S. census, Clara's family was enumerated in Hinckley, Millard, Utah, where her father Frank was a farmer. The household included George, 24, his wife Alice, 19, and daughter Rela, 7 months; Anna, 22, a teacher; and Lemira, 15, Laura, 12, and Clara, 10, all attending school. Also included was an adopted son, Jacob Felix, 13.
During the Summer of 1907, Clara's father Frank was injured while unloading wood, suffering a crushed chest. He died 24 Oct 1907, from what was described as a leakage of the heart. Following the death of her father, Clara moved into town with her mother Elizabeth.
In the 1910 U.S. census, Clara, 20, was living in Hinckley, Millard, Utah with her mother Elizabeth. Clara was a school teacher for the district school. Clara, 22, married George Stewart, 23, on 3 Oct 1912 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. They spent their entire marriage living in Hinckley, where their family of eleven children was born and raised.
Clara and George had two daughters, Delna, born in 1914, and Norma in 1915. According to family sources, Clara became ill with "tuberculois of the bone" taking three years for recovery. Nevertheless, she had two more sons, Walker Duncan in 1918, and George Lyle Jr. in 1919.
In the 1920 U.S. census, Clara and her husband were living in Hinckley, Millard, Utah. They owned their residence with a mortgage. Her husband George was a farmer, doing general farming. Their children were Delna, 5, Norma, 4, Walker D., 1, and George L., 2 months.
Five more children were born to Clara and George. They were Florence, born in 1921, Mary, Melba Jean in 1925, Reed Murdoch in 1927, and Joy in 1930. In the 1930 U.S. census, the family was living on Side Street N.S. in Hinckley, Millard, Utah. They owned their farm, and her husband George was a general farmer. Their children were Delna, 16, Norma, 14, Walker D., 11, George L., 9, Florence, 8, Mary, 6, Melba Jean, 4, Reid M., 2, and Joy, 3 months. All but the youngest three children attended school.
Clara and George had two more sons. Duane Walker was born in 1932, and Carl Don in 1937. Their son Walker Duncan died in Nov 1932.
In the 1940 U.S. census, Clara and her husband George were living in Hinckley, Millard, Utah. They owned their farm, valued at $1,500., and were living in the same house as in 1935. Her husband George was a farmer. Clara had completed one year of college. The children at home were G. Lyle, 20, one year of college, working as a high school janitor; Florence, 18, three years of high school; Mary, 16, one year of high school, working as a janitor for the church school; Melba Jean, 14, 8th grade; Reed M., 12, 6th grade; Joy, 10, 4th grade; Duane W., 7; and Don, 2. All of the children except Don attended school.
Clara's husband George Lyle Stewart died at the age of 70 on 20 Nov 1959 in the L.D.S. Hospital, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Clara Stewart died 20 Jul 1976. Her last residence was Hinckley, Millard, Utah. She was buried with her husband on 22 Jul 1976 in the Hinckley Cemetery, Hinckley, Millard, Utah.
|Time of Birth}||Time of Death}||Fraternal/Social}|
|Christening Date} Fam 4 Jun 1896||Place}|
|Confirm. Date}||Photos} Clara May Walker|
|Immigr'n Date} N/A||Port} N/A|
|Education: Grade} College, 1 yr or Top 2 Degrees}|
|Military: Service} for the State of}|
|Health Condition} Erysipelas
Cause of Death}
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