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Clara Clawson

26 February 1877–28 February 1903

Born 26 Feb. 1877 at Salt Lake City.[1] Daughter of Orson Spencer Clawson and Nabbie Howe Young.[2]  Baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Joseph Keddington, 5 Oct. 1886.[3] Lived in the Salt Lake City Eighteenth Ward, as did EBW.[4] Member of the Ensign Wheel Club, May 1895.[5] Appointed to the reception committee of the Pioneer Jubilee, June 1897.[6] Charter member of the Wasatch chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution with EBW, 1898.[7] Served on the “Old-Time Dressing Committee” for the Brigham Young birthday celebration, 1 June 1899.[8] Married Chauncey Mott Benedict, 29 Oct. 1901, in Salt Lake City.[9] Died unexpectedly after the birth of her son, 28 Feb. 1903, in Salt Lake City.[10]

 

[1] Record of Members Collection, 1836–1970, Eighteenth Ward (Old), part 1, 1907–1912, p. 56, CR 375 8, image 255/648, CHL. “In Memoriam,” Woman’s Exponent, Mar. 1903, 76. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org, accessed 10 Jan. 2020), Clara Clawson (K2QF-S86).

[2] Temple Records Index Bureau, “Endowment Index, 1846–1969,” bk. L, p. 400, Clara Clawson, 2 July 1903, microfilm 1262794 (restricted access), FHL. “Sealings of Couples, Living and by Proxy, 1851–1889,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. K, no. 859, Orson Spencer Clawson, microfilm 183401, DGS 5270324 (restricted access), FHL. 

[3] Record of Members Collection, 1836–1970, Eighteenth Ward (Old), part 1, 1907–1912, p. 56, CR 375 8, image 255/648, CHL.

[4] Record of Members Collection, 1836–1970, Eighteenth Ward (Old), part 1, 1907–1912, pp. 11, 56, CR 375 8, images 255, 346/648, CHL.

[5] “In Society,” Salt Lake Tribune, 12 May 1895, 3.

[6] “Jubilee Day at Saltair,” Salt Lake Herald, 29 June 1897, 5.

[7] EBW, Diary, 30 Mar. 1898. “In Memoriam,” Woman’s Exponent, Mar. 1903, 76. “Daughters of the Revolution,” Deseret News, 17 Nov. 1898, 7.    

[8] “Meet at Mrs. Clawson’s,” Salt Lake Herald, 22 May 1899, 8. “Brigham Young Celebration,” Salt Lake Herald, 1 June 1899, 3.

[9] Salt Lake Co., UT, Marriage Records, 1887–1965, bk. K, p. 153, record no. 10904, Dr. Chauncy M. Benedict and Miss Clara Clawson, 29 Oct. 1901, microfilm 429058, DGS 4624218, FHL. EBW, Diary, 30 Oct. 1901. “Wedding and Reception,” Woman’s Exponent, Dec. 1901, 52.

[10] Salt Lake Co., UT, Birth Records, 1890–1915, vol. 2, p. 361, no. 13820, DGS 004121046, image 323/437, FHL. “Utah Death Registers, 1847–1966,” p. 104 (1903), Infant Benedict; citing series 21866, from Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Utah State Archives and Records Service, Salt Lake City. “Utah Death Registers, 1847–1966,” p. 106 (1903) Clara C. Benedict; citing series 21866, from Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Utah State Archives and Records Service, Salt Lake City. EBW, Diary, 28 Feb. 1903; 1–2 Mar. 1903; 3 July 1903. “In Memoriam,” Woman’s Exponent, Mar. 1903, 76.