Clarissa Bell “Clara” <I>Eastright</I> Billson

Clarissa Bell “Clara” Eastright Billson

Indiana, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 12 Dec 1941 (aged 71)
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section: 21 Lot: 209 Grave: 2
Memorial ID 90791318 · View Source
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Clarissa Bell Eastright, born in Cherry Hill, Indiana County, Pennsylvania on November 6, 1870 to A-8, Samuel and Mary Jane Burkhart Eastright. Clara, as her family and friends called her, at the age of 22 found this recipe in a doctor's book, that would clear pimples and blotches. She mixed up this quick silver and nitric acid. The mixture started boiling and changing colors. She called her sister and brother, and as they gathered around her, she pulled the cork. There was an explosion and it knocked Clara unconscious. She had burns over all her upper body and they thought that she might have burned her lungs and wouldn't survive. Well she survived, because she married Charles Herbert Billson on December 12, 1905 in Vandergrift, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Charles was born in
Camden, Camden County, New Jersey on October 12, 1870 to George and Jane Billson. Clara and Charles moved to Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania after their marriage, and remained there until their death. Charles was a machinist. Clara died on December 12, 1941, and Charles died on March 26, 1960. Both are buried at Homewood
Cemetery in Pittsburg. Charles and Clara had two children.
Lillian E. Billson, Ada M. Billson.

Gravesite Details , Burial Date: 1941//, Ref: Cemetery Records


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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Clarissa Bell “Clara” Eastright Billson (6 Nov 1870–12 Dec 1941), Find a Grave Memorial no. 90791318, citing Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Graves (contributor 47171280) .