|Clarissa (Clara) A. Griswold was born to Stephen F. and Jane (Ainsworth) Griswold on July 29, 1863 in|
Castleton, Rutland County, Vermont . She moved to Argentine, Kansas sometime between 1880 and 1884.
In 1885 she was a schoolteacher in the Wyandotte County District #40, along with her friend Stella Capron.
She was living with the David G. Bliss family in Argentine Kansas when she met William Barry
(W.B.) Blaine in Argentine while he was living with Edward & Sadie Engel. They were married in 1886 at the
Engel's residence in Argentine, Kansas. William B. Blaine was the son of John and Anna Malvina (Barry) Blaine.
Anna Malvina (Barry) Blaine was the younger sister of Hulda Gertrude (Barry) Nichols.
William and Clara had three children, John Edward Blaine born October 02, 1888 in Argentine, Kansas.
Thomas Penman Blaine, born August 08, 1898 in Temple, Bell County Texas and
William Barry Blaine Jr. born September 03, 1902 also in Temple, Bell County Texas.
Clara A. Griswold Blaine died August 02, 1950 and is buried at Hillcrest Cemetery in Temple, Bell County, Texas