Clara A. Love1

ID#3004, b. about 1861, d. 19 March 1880
Father: John Love
Mother: Eliza Taylor

Birth date: about 1861
Birth place: Ohio.1

According to courthouse records, Clara died from lung disease on 19 March 1880 in Marshall County, West Virginia. Although the death record identified Clara's parents as "Jno. and M. J.," Mary J. was actually her step-mother.2

In contrast to the info recorded in the death register, Clara's gravestone indicates that she died 10 days later on the 29th of March, and that her age at death was 19 years 4 months 10 days vs. 18 years 4 months 10 days.3 Interred in the Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Fork Ridge Road, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia, her name appears on the gravestone as "Clara A". An additional inscription reads, "Daughter of J. & Eliza Love, Died Mar 29 1880, Aged 19 Ys. 4 Ms. 10 Ds."3

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1870Marshall County, West VirginiaClara A. Love, female, age 9, born in Ohio, attended school
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1870)1
Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=29 Jan 2016


  1. [S2138] John Love household, 1870 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Clay Township, page 10, National Archives micropublication M593_1693.
  2. [S2141] Clara A. Love, Marshall County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online, file 4132553_00058.jpg.
  3. [S2144] Clara A. Love, Find A Grave memorial no. 81279502, created by Charles Eugene Logston on 30 November 2011, online Photograph by Bill Ferguson, uploaded 02 October 2013.