Clara Alexander Smith

ID Number: T04140
Biographical Data
Basic Identification
Gender: female Ethnicity: Immigration: Attributed Race: black Free or Enslaved: free
Birth & Family
Birth Date: 1872/03/06 Birthplace: Bedford County, Virginia Mother: Amalia Terry Alexander Father: Royal Alexander 1st Spouse: Theodore Parker Smith 2nd Spouse: none
Age Details
Age: 49 Age Group: adult (20-59)
Life Details
Occupation(s): school teacher; professor at Tuskegee Institute Last Church: Military Service: Last Residence: Lynchburg, Virginia Last Address: 1301 Filmore Street
Death Date: 1921/04/25 Death Note: none Place of Death: home Cause of Death: pulmonary tuberculosis
Burial & Undertaking
Burial Date: 1921/04/27 Funeral Home: People's Undertaking Company Indigent?: private interment
Gravesite and Grave Marker Data
Grave Marker or Marker Fragment: none Section: unknown Confirmation Source for Location: Grave Marker Erector(s): Confirmation Source for Interment: official ledger
Obituary and Biographical Detials

According to her death certificate, she contracted tuberculosis in Alabama. She was living on the Tuskegee Institute campus in the 1920 census (31 January 1920), working as a teacher in the normal school.

Husband was owner/president of Smith’s Business College, 900 Fifth Street

According to Tuskegee University Archives, she was a faculty member from 1919 to 1921.

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