Clara was born in North Oxford, Massachusetts to Captain Stephen and Sarah Barton.
Clara becomes a teacher in Massachusetts.
Clara taught school for 10 years and then decided to find a different job.
Clara helped Civil War Soldiers by giving them food and clothes. She was also a nurse who helped wounded soldiers on the battlefield.
Clara creates a cemetery around the graves of soldiers from a war prison in Georgia.
Clara visits Europe and learns about the Red Cross in Geneva, Switzerland. This is how she gets the idea for starting the American Red Cross.
She created the American Red Cross in 1881 and would be the leader of it for 23 years.
Clara was the superintendent at the Massachusetts Reformatory Prison for Women.
Clara dies at her home in Glen Echo, Maryland. She was buried in Oxford, Massachusetts.