Clare Hedahl was born on December 18, 1898, to O.S. and Ingrid Hedahl. She attended Fessenden High School in Fessenden, North Dakota, and was active in Girls’ Basketball and the school choir.
While a school teacher in 1921, Clare married Harold Bullis of Robinson, North Dakota. They farmed for a short time north of Robinson, before opening a confectionary and lunch room in Robinson. Clare served as a clerk for the Robinson School Board for several years. Both Clare and her husband were active in the Robinson Methodist Church: Harold as a lay minister and Clare as a Sunday school teacher and pianist. The couple had five children: Robert, Harold, Edith, Barbara, and Joan.
After her husband retired from being a rural mail carrier near Robinson in 1955, they moved to Arizona. Clare Bullis died in December 1985 in Arizona.
The diary was purchased by the donor's father at an auction sale