Clara Atwood Sherard McDowell
(Mrs. Charles Sherard; Mrs. Samuel J. McDowell)
The following unidentified newspaper articles were found in a scrapbook owned by Betty Burton of Lowell:
SHERART - ATWOOD
Married at Aurora, Illinois, Saturday, September 10, 1904, Charles Sherart to Miss Clara Atwood, both of Lowell. The marriage ceremony was performed by John G. Badry, Police magistrate and ex-officio Justice of the Peace. Both the bride and groom were raised in Lowell and are both highly respected young people. Mr. Sherart has a position with the Chicago Telephone Company at Hammond, where they will make their future home. That their lives may be one of unalloyed happiness is the wish of their host of friends, including the TRIBUNE.
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Born to Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Sherard at Hammond, Thursday, November 22, 1906, a baby girl.
Note that the spelling of the name "Sherart/Sherard" varies in these articles. Most articles in this time period use the "Sherard" spelling.