Clarke, Serena Arabella Goodrich (1843-1932)

Serena Arabella Goodrich Clarke lived at 1155 Denman Street from 1910 to 1913. She was born in India on October 11, 1843, and was christened in Trichinopoly (Tiruchirappalli), Madras, on September 3, 1844. Serena’s father was William Hereford. Her mother was Anna Matilda Peterson.

On June 27, 1861, in Tranquebar (later called Tharangambadi), Madras, Serena married John Trist Clarke, who was with the Madras Staff Corps. He was born about 1825. His father was Richard Clarke.

John Trist Clarke and his family later moved to England. John died in Bedford, England in 1881.

Serena continued to live in England until about 1910. She moved to Vancouver and lived with her son, John Lyster Clarke. Serena died in Vancouver on May 28, 1932. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Further details on this family appear on the page for John Lyster Clarke.

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