- Clara Donnell
|Birth|| about 1856 23|
|Death of a maternal grandmother||Sarah Verbryke|
August 2, 1856
Source: Family Bible records of Johnson County, Indiana and a collection of family records compiled from family Bibles and other sources
Source: Find a Grave
|Birth of a brother||Cortez Donnell|
about 1858 (Age 2 years)
|Death of a father||Orien (Orion) Donnell|
before 1870 (Age 14 years)
Note: Rebecca is recorded as a widow in the 1870 US Federal Census for Washington, Decatur, Indiana.
|Census|| 1880 (Age 24 years)|
In the 1880 US Federal Census for Washington, Decatur, Indiana, 47-year-old Ohio-bon widow Rebecca [Ditmars] Donnell is head of a household that contains her two Indiana-born children, 24-year-old Clara, 22-year-old Cortez, and 40-year-old Kentucky-born John and Julia Bell. John is a farm hand and Julia a servant. Rebecca, Clara and Cortez can read and write. John and Julia are illiterate. Rebecca's parents were born in New Jersey, Clara and Cortez's father was born in Indiana and their mother in Ohio. John and Julia's parents were born in Kentucky.