|Clara Lambertson obit, Elwood Call-Leader, January 23, 1943|
Clara (COOK) LAMBERTSON was my maternal 3rd-great grandmother. Her obituary is one that I recently rediscovered when searching at the Elwood library.
Some interesting comments were made in the obituary, particularly that her family came from Virginia to Ohio in a covered wagon and that she remembered Lincoln as president.
Clara would have been around 13 years old when the Civil War began, so yes, she could have remembered Lincoln. Whether she was born in Ohio or Virginia is disputed, as the census records state she was born in Ohio. I have not yet located her marriage record, though it was supposedly October 1, 1869 in Butler County, Ohio. No record has been located in Butler or surrounding counties.
The family was definitely in Butler County, Ohio in the 1870 census, which remains the earliest documented record I have for Clara. The town of Elwood, Indiana was originally known as Quincy, and became known as Elwood in 1869.