Name: Clara Howell Jessup
Given Name: Clara Howell
Birth: 30 Oct 1867 in Na-Au-Say Township (Kendall) Illinois
Death: 20 Jan 1937 in Chicago (Cook) Illinois (see OBIT)
Burial: Na-Au-Say Cemetery in Kendall County Illinois
Death Cert. # 20 Jan 1937 6002150 - Illinois
Change Date: 15 Sep 2010 at 21:46
Clara Howell Jessup, Pioneer Teacher, Passes
Na-au-say -- Clara Howell Jessup, 70, died at the home of her brother and family in Chicago, January 20.
Clara Howell Jessup was born on October 30, 1867, in Na-au-say Township, the youngest child of William Armstrong and Mary Jane Van Duzer Jessup. Miss Jessup attended the Lake Forest Seminary for two years and had a course in teachers training at Normal, Illinois, fitting herself for a teaching profession. Her first school was the Bronk school, to which she taught when nineteen years old. She also taught the Marysville and Bethel school. Her last school was the Grove school in which she was the teacher for sixteen years. At intervals she gave up reaching to care for some member of her family. In November, 1927, she gave up her teaching entirely and went to Chicago to take care of her brother and his family because of the death of his wife. She made her home there for nine years, up to the time of her death.
The event of her life was a trip to Europe, which she enjoyed with Miss Margaret R. Goudie in 1911.
Miss Jessup became a member of the Au Sable Grove Presbyterian Church early in life, doing her share in church and Sunday school work, and was at one time the superintendent. On going to Chicago she transferred he church membership to the First Presbyterian church of Chicago, where she was an active member of the Crerar Circle of the Women's Missionary Society.
It can truly be said that Clara Jessup gave her life helping others.
She is survived by one brother, John V. Jessup and one sister, Mrs. Margaret Jessup-Goudie, both of Na-au-say Township, and seven nephews and nieces. William A. Jessup of Freeport, John G. Jessup of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Mrs. Esther Wagner of Aurora, James Hunter Goudie , Hugh H. Goudie, Jr., Miss Jane J. Goudie of Na-au-say; and Miss Sallie K. Jessup of Chicago.
- Kendall County Record (ILLINOIS)
January 27, 1937 (Wednesday)
Father: William Armstrong Jessup b: 25 Nov 1826 in Goshen (Orange) New York
Mother: Mary Jane Van Duzer b: 5 Mar 1830 in Goshen (Orange) New York