Theodore Dreiser’s sister Clara Clothilde Dreiser (1868-1918) was known as Claire. She married Thomas Dowd, a mine supervisor, in Phoenix, Arizona on April 12, 1898.
Claire married secondly Henry V. Gormley; she was his second wife.
Claire Gormley died on May 30, 1918 in Schenectady, NY.
The Arizona Republican, Thursday, April 14, 1898
Mr. Thomas P. Dowd, superintendent of the Crown Point mine, and Miss Claire Dreiser were married in this city on Tuesday night [April 12, 1898]. They will remain in town for a few days after which trey will return to the northern part of the territory. Mr. Dowd is expected to leave for the Klondike shortly.
Arizona Weekly Journal, April 27, 1898
Thomas Dowd, formerly foreman of the Crown Point mine, has gone to the Klondike with his bride.