Clara Mackay

Full name

Clara Shirk Mackay

Presence at Shimer


Presence on Earth



Seminary period alum

Clara Mackay, née Clara Shirk, was a student at Shimer College in the Seminary period, graduating in 1880. She was one of the daughters of local grain magnate Jessie Shirk, and a first cousin of Nellie Shirk Rinewalt.

She married William Alexander Mackay in 1881; they went to South Dakota, where she died in 1889. They had two children, Jesse and Zella.




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