Gazlay Family History
 

FamilyClarissa ‘Clara’ Clark (born Douglass)

Parents

Father_____ Douglass ( - )
MotherElizabeth Chapel (18 August 1877 - 8 February 1967)
Adoptive FatherJohn Leonard Clark (14 August 1875 - 25 May 1945)

Personal Information

Record Created: 22 May 2010; Last Edited: 2 December 2012 
NameClarissa ‘Clara’ Clark
BirthnameDouglass
GenderFemale
Born 12 November 1897 in East Lyme, New London County, Connecticut1, 2, 3
Married 1 August 1918 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut to Roy Nelson4
Died 17 May 1972 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut1, 3, 5
Buried in Comstock Cemetery, Montville, New London County, Connecticut3, 6

Biography

Clara was a member of Huntington Street Baptist Church and the Auxiliaries of the John Coleman Prince Post, American Legion, and the Thames Valley Barracks, Veterans of World War I in New London, Connecticut.3

Family

Spouse 1FamilyRoy Nelson (son of Harry Nelson and Mary Tobias)
Born 26 June 1894 in Prentice, Price County, Wisconsin
Married 1 August 1918 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut to Clarissa ‘Clara’ Clark (born Douglass)
Died 6 June 1948 in Rocky Hill, Hartford County, Connecticut
  
Children of Clarissa ‘Clara’ Clark (born Douglass) and Roy Nelson:
  
+1.FamilyJohn Lute Nelson
Born 21 June 1921 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut
Married to Ruby E. _____
Died 28 July 1961 in Preston, Montville, Connecticut
  
+2.FamilyHarrietta Mary ‘Harriet’ Nelson
Born 13 January 1924 in New London, New London County, Connecticut
Married ca. 1941 to Charles Hudson Obday, Jr.
Married 2 April 1960 in New London, New London County, Connecticut to Elmer Oliver Hannaford
Married 13 May 1961 in New London, New London County, Connecticut to Asa Douglas Oliver
Died 27 October 1986 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut
  
3.FamilyRaymond Nelson
Born 13 February 1925 in Michigan
Died 15 August 1988 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut
  
4.FamilyTheodore E. Nelson
Born 6 March 1929
Died 12 April 1989 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts
  

Sources

  1. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Clara Nelson, no. 043-03-0956
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, Connecticut, Middlesex County, Essex, Enumeration District 275, Sheet No. 25B.
  3. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Clara Clark Nelson, 18 May 1972
  4. Index to marriage, death, and land records, Montville, Connecticut, Town Hall Website, file number 1918-00000096, marriage of Roy Nelson and Clara Clark
  5. Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001, available at Ancestry.com. Clara Nelson, 17 May 1972
  6. Headstone, Comstock Cemetery, Montville, Connecticut, Nelson: Roy 1894-1948, Clara 1897-1972