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 Clara Gustina <I>Andrews</I> Williams

Clara Gustina Andrews Williams

Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 24 Jul 1963 (aged 80)
Kennebunk, York County, Maine, USA
Burial Kennebunk, York County, Maine, USA
Plot Row "F" - Geo. A. Williams plot
Memorial ID 64108862 · View Source
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Clara was the daughter of Arthur Picton Andrews (of NJ) and Bertha Neiman (of Prussia, Germany). Arthur was a hat manufacturer until the turn of the century, when he became involved in the excitement of electric transportation.

From "Who's who Among North American Authors" Vol.1 (1921) we find:

"WILLIAMS CLARA ANDREWS: Author; born Newark, N. J., Dec. 6, 1882; daughter Arthur Picton and Bertha (Neiman) A.; educ., Miss Townsend's Sch., Newark; grad. special pupil Wheaton Sem.; mar. George A. Williams, 1903; AUTHOR: Mammy's Li'l' Chilluns, 1904; The House that Glue Built Book and other "Glue Book Series"; The Surprise Book, 1911; The Magic Book, 1912; The Indian Wigwam, 1915; Serial story in Woman's Home Companion; contbr. short stories to magazines;
ADDRESS: Lock Box 181, New Providence, New Jersey."

Clara married George Alfred Williams at Newark's Trinity Church on Rentor St. on Feb. 24th, 1903.
George came from an inventive "fancy metal goods" manufacturing family in Newark (and later East Orange). He was accomplished as an artist and painter by the time they met, and went on to be an illustrator and writer as well.

Clara rightly enlisted her husband as the illustrator for all the children's books she published, and so kept the children of the times entertained while having the business be largely a family concern.

A more complete list of her books is as follows:
Mammy's Li'l' Chilluns - 1904
The house that glue built - 1905
The Fun that Glue Made - 1907
The stories that glue told - 1907
The Teddy Bears - 1907
The Ark that Glue Built - 1908
The Railway that Glue Built - 1908
The games that glue played - 1909
The tracing and coloring book of animals - 1909
The Farm that Glue Made - 1909
The puzzle pictures of animals to cut and glue - 1909
The Tracing and Coloring Book of Animals - 1909
A guest book of curlicues - 1910
The Children's Store - 1910
The Doll's House that Glue Built - 1910
Puzzle Pictures of Farmyard Friends to Cut and Glue - 1910
The Pin-wheel Book: To Cut and Glue - 1910
The ships that glue sailed - 1910
Ned the Indian - ca.1910
The Surprise Book Adventures of Jack and Betty - 1910;1911
ABC of Animals - 1911
Ned the Cowboy - 1912
The Treasure Trunk of Dollies - 1912
The Airships that Glue Built - 1913
The Story Book of Silhouettes - 1914
The Bettijak Book: Adventures of Jack and Betty - 1914

The Bettijak (Jack and Betty) book was written to amuse the first two children born to the Williams', of which there were 5 in all:
1. John G. "Jack", b.1905
2. Bertha E. "Betty", b.1908
3. Robert H., b.1920
4. Marianna L., b.1922, and
5. Rushforth, b.1925

George died in 1932, and Clara survived him by another 30 years, seeing many grandchildren born and passing away at the well-lived age of 80 years.

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1882 - 1963




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