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Clara Belle (Brooks) Dufresne (1885 - 1977)

Clara Belle Dufresne [uncertain] formerly Brooks aka Gray
Born in Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Wife of — married 18 Jul 1906 in Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 91 in Pocasset, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Clara was born in 1885 at Westborough, Massaachusetts.[1] She was the daughter of Dana Brooks and Geneva (Hooper) Brooks[1]

Clara married Clinton Gray in 1906 in Massachusetts.[2]

Clara died in 1977 In Massachusetts.[3][4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 10 November 2020), Clara Belle Brooks, 9 Nov 1885; citing Birth, Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, Boston; FHL microfilm 007011235.
  2. "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 10 March 2021), Clinton I Gray and Clara B Brooks, 18 Jul 1906; citing Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 2,315,298.
  3. "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 7 January 2021), Clara Dufresne, May 1977; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  4. Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 10 April 2022), memorial page for Clara B Brooks Dufresne (1885–1977), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7310856, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Jim Sanders (contributor 506) .


  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 9 November 2020), Clara B Gray in household of Dana L Brooks, Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1807, sheet 11B, family 266, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 629; FHL microfilm 1,374,642.

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According to Virginia Bartlett:

Clinton and Clara separated and Clara remarried a man whose last name was Dufresme. Virginia called her 'Gramma Dufresme'.

posted 26 Dec 2013 by Hollis Bartlett   [thank Hollis]
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