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Clara Elenora Atkins Peddicord
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Birth: Oct. 25, 1855
Livingston County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 8, 1939
Los Angeles County
California, USA

6th of seven children born to Davis ATKINS and Elizabeth BATTEN

Death: at age 83 from arteriosclerosis

Burial: Cremated, location of ashes unknown

Occupations: Dressmaker, nurse

Married (1): 21 June 1876 to Tignal Franklin (Frank) COX in Streator, La Salle Co., Illinois; they divorced 1883-1884

Two Children:

1. Myrtle COX
(1878 1958)

2. Zella Florence Cox
(1883 1971)

Married (2): 28 December 1887 to Louis E. PEDDICORD in Streator, La Salle Co., Illinois; they divorced before 1900

No children


As a child, Clara's family lived in several Illinois locations, eventually ending up in Streator, La Salle Co. where she married her first husband, Tignal Franklin (Frank) COX on 21 June 1876. Frank was an artist and moved around a lot. The 1880 Census found them living in Center, Greene Co., Missouri with Frank's parents. By 1883-1884 she and Frank had divorced.

On 28 December 1887 Clara married Louis E. PEDDICORD in Streator, La Salle Co., Illinois; they were divorced before 1900.

At the time of the 1900 Census, Clara and her daughters Myrtle and Zella, and Myrtle's husband George LEONARDY, are living at 104 N. Second St. in Streator. Clara is the Head of Household and her occupation is dressmaker. In 1910, she and daughter Zella are at the same address. Clara's occupation is nurse.

By the 1920 Census, Clara is at the same address, with daughter Zella and granddaughters Jackie and Gwen; Zella is listed as the Head of Household. Shortly after this, the family relocated to the Los Angeles Co., California area.

The 1922 California Voter Registration records show Clara living at 120 W. Center St.. Covina, Los Angeles Co., California with daughter Myrtle and son-in-law George LEONARDY. She lived there until her death on 8 February 1939 from arteriosclerosis. She was cremated. The location of her ashes is unknown.

Family links: 
  Davis Atkins (1818 - 1899)
  Elizabeth Batten Atkins (1820 - 1892)
  Tignal Franklin Cox (1854 - 1940)
  Myrtle Cox Leonardy (1878 - 1958)*
  Zella Florence Cox Karet (1883 - 1971)*
  Clara Elenora Atkins Peddicord (1855 - 1939)
  Lillie Belle Atkins Cregar (1860 - 1932)*
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: iowahillgal
Record added: Dec 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81943705

Clara was my great-grandmother on my mother's side.
- iowahillgal
 Added: Feb. 29, 2012

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