Clara "Woodhull" Pickering
Miss Clara, being the eldest, at age 14 or 15 years old when she decided to come before the public, with a strong desire to support her widowed mother and her orphaned brothers and sisters. She made her first appearance on stage at the Richmond theatre on Jan. 2, 1833. Clara went by her theater ‘stage name’ of Woodhull. Miss Woodhull was young and interesting, but not remarkable for any eminent ability. Clara, with her husband, sailed for New Orleans, in the fall of 1837, and soon after her arrival was seized with the yellow fever. Clara died at the age of 19 years of age on Oct. 15, 1937 at New Orleans, Louisiana. Alexander Pickering, some years later, led and unhappy life and it is not known positively where he died. It was probably in Canada.