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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Clare, Inez, 1860-1940, and Family. Collection, 1885-1940.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 120



Clare, Inez, 1860-1940, and Family. Collection, 1885-1940. SMHC Manuscript Collection 120. 2 folders.

Abstract:

The Inez Clare and Family collection consists of a diary kept by Inez Clare between 1901-1908. The diary includes information on herself, the weather, and her family. There are newspaper clippings about her father Ezra B. Eddy, her family's time in different cities, and an obituary for Peter Clare.

Biographical Note: Historical Note:

Inez Clare was born on 24 June 1860 to Ezra B. and Jane Wilson Eddy in Plainview, Minnesota. On 1 October 1878, Inez Eddy married Peter Clare, who had graduated from Garrett Biblical Institute, Evanston, Illinois. Peter Clare served the Minnesota Conference of the Methodist Church. They lived in Luverne, Minnesota where Peter Clare served as Pastor. The Clare family later moved to Fergus Falls, Minnesota. In Fergus Falls, Clare left the ministry to manage the Fergus Falls Daily and later the Daily Telegram.

Clare re-entered the ministry and moved his family to North Dakota where he became the first chaplain of the House of Representatives at Bismark. The family returned to Minnesota and served in Methodist churches in Winnebago and Minneapolis. Then, the Clare family moved to Mankato where Peter Clare began presiding over the Mankato District of the Methodist Church and served six years as minister of Centenary Methodist Church in Mankato. The family left Mankato in 1909 and went to St. Paul where Peter Clare served in a Methodist church.

Peter Clare retired in 1922, and the family moved back to Mankato. Inez Clare was president of the Minnesota Conference on the Women's Home Missionary Society and organized the Mankato branch. Peter Clare died on 19 February 1940 and Inez Clare died on 20 July 1940. They had three children; Gertrude, Mable, and Eddy A.

Biographical information obtained from the Mankato Free Press, 19 and 20 February 1940.

Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

Clare, Inez, 1860-1940, and Family. Collection, 1885-1940. SMHC Manuscript Collection 120, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

Gertrude Clare Eberhart donated this collection on 27 April 1973.

Processed By:

Archive's staff processed this collection in September 1973. Finding aid revised by Jeff A. Jenson September 2001.

Related Collections:

German Conferences of the Methodist Church of America. Minnesota Church Records, 1855-1933. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1270, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Clare family.
Clare, Peter (Inez), Mrs. 1860-1940--Diaries.
Clare, Peter, 1851-1940.
Eddy, Ezra B., 1830-1885.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 120

Box

Folder

Diary, Inez Clare, 1901-1908

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Newspaper Clippings, 1885-1940

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