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Clara Augusta Miller Laird
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Birth: Apr. 10, 1893
Windsor
Quebec, Canada
Death: Jun. 20, 1955
Montreal
Quebec, Canada

Eighth of nine children born to accountant / insurance man Charles Anson Miller and Clara Lilian Gardner in Windsor Mills, Quebec.

Sadly, after the ninth child their mother Clara Lilian developed severe postpartum depression. Older daughter Adele had to give up her teaching position, return home and essentially raise the four youngest including Clara Augusta.

The Miller family had a great respect for higher education. Her great-grandfather, a tailor in Co Longford, sent three sons to Trinity College Dublin (TCD), beginning in 1814.

Clara graduated from Normal School (teachers' college) as did three of her sisters. She taught kindergartner 12 years before marrying John Charles Laird in Coaticook in 1924.

Their daughter Ruth Jean was baptised in Côte-des-Neiges by Clara's brother-in-law, the Rev. Daniel Mick, husband of Clara's oldest sister Annie.

Clara was widowed in 1944 when John died prematurely due to a spleen injury from an ice hockey stick in his youth.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Anson Miller (1846 - 1923)
  Clara Lilian Gardner Miller (1854 - 1920)
 
 Spouse:
  John Charles Laird (1900 - 1944)
 
 Children:
  Ruth-Jean Laird Haram (1926 - 1985)*
 
 Siblings:
  Annie May Miller Mick (1871 - 1931)*
  Ella Gertrude Miller (1875 - 1880)*
  Charles Gardner Miller (1876 - 1918)*
  Adele Lilian Miller Carmichael (1879 - 1970)*
  William Horatio Miller (1881 - 1965)*
  Emma Minnie Miller (1887 - 1923)*
  Ruth Madeline Miller Bell (1891 - 1952)*
  Clara Augusta Miller Laird (1893 - 1955)
  Raymond Harcourt Miller (1898 - 1960)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

LAIRD
JOHN CHARLES
February 21, 1900 - July 30, 1944
CLARA AUGUSTA
April 10, 1893 - June 20, 1955
Thy Will Be Done
 
Burial:
Urgel Bourgie Memorial Gardens
Montreal
Montreal Region
Quebec, Canada
Plot: Section B, Block 298, Space 4
 
Created by: Fay Carmichael
Record added: Jan 25, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104151316
Clara Augusta <i>Miller</i> Laird
Added by: Fay Carmichael
 
Clara Augusta <i>Miller</i> Laird
Added by: Fay Carmichael
 
 
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 Added: Jan. 25, 2013
 
 
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