Clara Lemlich’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Mar 28, 1886

Death Date

Jul 12, 1982

Age of Death

96 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Jul 12, 1982


Civil Rights Leader

The civil rights leader Clara Lemlich died at the age of 96. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

After leading the Uprising of 20,000 (also known as the 1909 New York Shirtwaist Strike), this labor unionist went on to campaign for women’s suffrage and to join the Communist Party.

Her four-decade marriage to Joe Shavelson produced children named Irving, Martha, and Rita. A decade after Shavelson’s 1951 death, she married Abe Goldman; that marriage ended in 1967.