Born: 1839, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England.
Clara was the daughter of Robert Hepworth, sometime perpetual curate of Treddington, Gloucestershire, and wife of H. G. Thwaites, who (as of 1905) was vicar of Limber Magna, Lincolnshire (married 1869).
Her earliest poetic efforts were published in The Youth’s Magazine. Starting in 1880, she contributed extensively to the Sunday Magazine, The Girl’s Own Paper, Home Words, The Fireside, and other publications. Many of her hymns were written for the Church Missionary Gleaner.
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