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William Clarence Peurifoy
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Birth: Jun. 8, 1893
Putnam County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jan. 10, 1972
North Kannapolis
Rowan County
North Carolina, USA

William Clarence Peurifoy was born in central Georgia to William David and Amelia Ollie Dearing. A brother, Horace Bernard "Benner" Peurifoy was born about 1896. The mother died about this time. Clarence and Berner were left with his grandparents, John N. Dearing and wife to be raised. Bonner moved on to Miami where he raised a family. He was lost to the family records but is buried in Muscogee, Georgia.
Their father started a new Life in Ft. Myers, Florida. There he went on to marry again and to have other children.

According to the U.S. Census of 1900 he is being raised by his maternal grandparents, John N. Dearing and Louise Dearing.

Around 1910 he moved to Concord, North Carolina. There he married Lillian Jane Scott in Concord, December 6, 1913. Rev. Jacob Simpson. William Clarence had five children: William "Buck" Peurifoy, David Grier Peurifoy, Elizabeth Lib Peurifoy, Raymond Patterson "Pat" Peurifoy and Robert Eugene Peurifoy. They went on to have nine grandchildren.

He first worked in the mill but took up being a barber. In 1938 he abandoned his wife and children and moved to Arkansas. After one year they were divorced. Later he would married Clara Holman Sherrill. She had one child, Marianne Sherrill.

During World War II he ran the local soda shop on the Square in Concord. After the war he returned to being a barber. He retired in the sixties and died peacefully at his home in North Kannapolis, Rowan County, in 1972.

Robert C. Peurifoy, Grandson 
 
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 Parents:
  William David Peurifoy (1865 - 1929)
  Amelia Ollie Dearing Peurifoy (1870 - 1898)
 
 Spouses:
  Clara Helena Holman Peurifoy (1912 - 1995)
  Lillian Jane Scott Peurifoy (1896 - 1967)*
 
 Children:
  William Clarence Peurifoy (1915 - 1987)*
  David Grier Peurifoy (1917 - 1977)*
  Elizabeth Louise Peurifoy (1919 - 2012)*
  Raymond Patterson Peurifoy (1920 - 2014)*
  Robert Eugene Peurifoy (1925 - 2003)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ina Ellen Peurifoy Donehoo (1889 - 1962)*
  William Clarence Peurifoy (1893 - 1972)
  Horace Bernard Peurifoy (1898 - 1938)*
  William Dale Peurifoy (1903 - 1957)**
  Lawrence Cantrell Peurifoy (1909 - 1988)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Chestnut Hill Cemetery
Salisbury
Rowan County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Robert C. Peurifoy
Record added: Dec 04, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23244934
William Clarence Peurifoy
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William Clarence Peurifoy
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William Clarence Peurifoy
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