|Birth: ||Dec. 31, 1879|
|Death: ||Sep. 26, 1959|
From "Craig County"
F570 C. W. "Dick" LeForce
Clarence (Dick) William LeForce was born 12/31/1879 in Labette County, KS. He was the son of John Bradley LeForce & Amanda Rachel Blankenship. John Bradley LeForce & his wife were originally from Kentucky & had lived in West Plains, MO before moving to Labette County in KS.
Dick, the youngest of the seven LeForce children, attended his first year of school at the old Star School near Edna, KS.
In 1886, the LeForce family moved into Indian Territory & settled on a farm northwest of Vinita. Dick spent his youth in this area & later attended Willie Halsell College for a short time.
In 1901, Dick LeForce was married to Emma Grace Chamberlin. She was born 4/7/1881 at Pheasant Hill near Vinita. Emma Grace was the daughter of Nelson Beecher Chamberlin & his first wife, Emma Marie Meeks Chamberlin. Emma Grace was 1/16 Cherokee & her Cherokee Roll Number was 9100. After their marriage, Dick & Emma Grace LeForce moved to Centralia & farmed the land that was her Indian allotment. This farm was located about one & one-half miles north of the town of Centralia.
The following children, who are 1/32 Cherokee, were born to Dick & Emma Grace on this farm. Ora B., b. 4/22/1903 (married Alma Cox); Emma Otelia b. 12/16/1906 – d. 10/20/1912; John D., b. 10/6/1909 (married V. Burnice Stone); Dewdrop Marie b. 1/22/1913 (married Leverett Kizer); Lorene (Peggy) b. 1/19/1917 (married Lloyd K. Stephens); & Grace (Dixie) b. 12/26/1918 (married Wilson Presley).
Emma Grace Chamberlin LeForce died during the terrible flu epidemic in Jan of 1919. She was buried in the Centralia Cemetery near the grave of her daughter, Emma Otelia.
Following the death of his wife, Dick LeForce spent most of his remaining years in the Centralia area. He died on 9/26/1959 & was buried next to his wife in the Centralia Cemetery.
John Bradley LeForce (1839 - 1911)
Amanda Rachel Blankenship LeForce (1841 - 1916)
Emma Grace Chamberlin LeForce (1881 - 1919)
Ora B LeForce (1903 - 1975)*
Emma Otelia LeForce (1906 - 1912)*
John D LeForce (1909 - 2004)*
Dewdrop Marie LeForce Kizer (1913 - 1989)*
Loreone Lorene LeForce Stephens (1917 - 2009)*
Grace Mona LeForce Presley (1918 - 2000)*
James Andrew LeForce (1859 - 1945)*
Mary Elizabeth LeForce Banzet (1862 - 1943)*
John Samuel LeForce (1864 - 1955)*
Sarah Viola LeForce Chamberlain (1866 - 1949)*
Erastus Elijah LeForce (1870 - 1958)*
Clara May LeForce Hunt (1877 - 1963)*
Clarence William LeForce (1879 - 1959)
Genie LeForce (1881 - 1881)*
Created by: DMLeForce
Record added: May 24, 2009
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