|Birth: ||Jan. 23, 1884|
|Death: ||May 7, 1950|
San Diego County
Clara Ann Dawson was born Jan 23, 1884 in Illinois to Isaac William and Mary Elizabeth Loving Dawson. She grew up in Coles County. In 1900 she married Sylvester McComas, also of Illinois. They lived in Charleston.
By 1910, they had three children: Irene Daisy and Virgil Paul both born in Charleston, Coles, Illinois, and Howard Frank born in San Diego, San Diego, California. They had also divorced. Clara and the children lived in San Diego with her parents Isaac and Elizabeth Dawson. Her father Isaac was killed by a drunk driver in 1912 while working for the San Diego Water Department.
About 1915, Clara married Frank Jenkins. By the 1920 census, taken January 8, the couple had one son together: Lloyd. Irene, Virgil and Howard lived with them. Frank Sr. died on February 28, 1920. His second son Frank Jr was born two weeks after his death.
February 19, 1924, Clara married Ira Thompson. At the time of the 1930 census they lived in San Francisco, California and Clara's sons Lloyd and Frank lived with them. Her other three children were married and living in San Diego. Ira Thompson died October 12, 1935. After Ira Thompson's death, Clara returned to San Diego to be near her extended family She remained there until her death.
Clara died May 7, 1950 and was buried at Mt Hope Cemetery in San Diego where her parents and husband Frank were also interred. Son Howard McComas is buried with her. His grave is unmarked.
This information comes from census records, birth and death certificates and the San Diego Union newspaper. This write-up is provided by Jodine Bergen.
Isaac William Dawson (1850 - 1912)
Mary Elizabeth Loving Dawson (1860 - 1929)
Frank Jenkins (1885 - 1920)
Ira James Thompson (1881 - 1935)
Sylvester McComas (1881 - 1956)*
Irene Daisy McComas Cooper (1901 - 1985)*
Virgal Paul McComas (1903 - 1948)*
Howard Frank McComas (1905 - 1954)*
Lloyd Sexton Jenkins (1917 - 1954)*
Frank Jenkins (1920 - 1997)*
Clara Ann Dawson Thompson (1884 - 1950)
Rachel Isabelle Dawson Pauter (1887 - 1968)*
John Harvey Dawson (1890 - 1975)*
Mary Helena Dawson Slaff (1891 - 1976)*
William Isaac Dawson (1900 - 1963)*
CLARA A. THOMPSON
Mount Hope Cemetery
San Diego County
Created by: Jodine Bergen
Record added: May 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52691306
Added: May. 27, 2016
To my great Grandmother. From Geri's daughter.|
Added: May. 21, 2010