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John William Clubb
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Birth: Jun. 7, 1868
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Death: Dec. 10, 1915
Jasper County
Missouri, USA

Top photo at right. Store was originally Clubb grocery and was later sold out to Sam French.

John William Clubb, also known as William J Clubb, was 1st of five known children. His birth name must have been John William as shown on early Federal census, and I have noted the change to W J because of confliction with his later born brother and cousin named James W.

Park Cemetery records and his Missouri Death Certificate also have the name recorded as John William Clubb, but the gravestone has it as William J. Clubb.

Obituary printed in the Carthage Press December 8, 1915 name was given as W. J. Clubb


W. J. Clubb, Former Carthage Grocer is Pneumonia Victim

William J. Clubb died at 12:30 o'clock this afternoon at his home at the southwest edge of the city [on west Centennial]. Pneumonia was the cause of death. He worked plowing ground last Saturday and was taken sick that night.
He was 47 years old and has lived in Carthage most of his life. His wife and four children survive him. A son and daughter resided at home with their parents and two married daughters resided in Kansas. All the children were at his bedside when death came, as well as his aged mother, Mrs. Jane Clubb, residing at 1104 Sycamore street.
the deceased has been conducting farming operations lately. Formerly he conducted suburban grocery stores in different parts of the east portion of town. At one time he served on the city police force.

Dec 16
Clubb Funeral Tomorrow

Funeral services for W J. Clubb who died yesterday, will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon in the Knell chapel. The Odd Fellow Lodge will be in charge of the rites. The pall bearers also will be member of that lodge. Burial will be in Park Cemetery.

Family background

1870 United States Federal Census enumerated 10 Aug 1870 reports that Anthony M. Clubb was age 23 and working as farm labor. Also in the home was his wife Clarinda, age 18 and their son, John W. Clubb age 2.
Their home was rural Carthage, Marion Twp., Jasper county, Missouri. Anthony was listed as working as farm labor.

By the time the 1880 US Federal Census was enumerated on 9 Jun 1880, John's father Anthony, now 34, is still working on a farm to support his growing family. His wife Clarinda is now 28 and there are now more children. John W is now 12; brothers are James W. age 8, Samuel W. age 6, Burtie M. age 3 and baby sister Mary G. is 10 months old.

There is no census for 1890 because of a fire in Washington D.C. and most records were destroyed.

William J Clubb & Annie A McAlester
Marriage December 9, 1893
Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri

1900 US Federal Census

By the time the census is enumerated in 1900, John is reported again and he is residing in town at 1172 South Garrison Ave. He now has a wife and children of his own.
He was and is now 32 years old and employed as a clerk in the Clubb family grocery.
He has married Annie Alberta McAlester, age given as 24, and they have 4 young daughters; Edna C. age 5, Luella J Clubb age 4, Effie B Clubb age 3 and Agnes A. age 1, [Charley born after census was taken].

July of 1902 devastated the family, when three children were buried within two weeks, Edna, Agnes and Charley with other family members stricken with dangerous health problems but survived while living at corner of Grand avenue and Macon street.

The 1905-06 Carthage City Directory
Clubb Anthony M mgr J W Clubb & Co 416 Cedar

Clubb Jas W (J W Clubb & Co 416 Cedar) also grocer
944 s Clinton r Cedar sw corner McGregor

Clubb J W & Co (J W & S W Clubb) grocers 416 Cedar

Clubb Saml W (J W Clubb & Co 416 Cedar) r South Carthage Mines

Clubb Wm J clk J W Clubb r 807 e 3rd

As noted above in the 1880 US Census, Anthony was the father, and Saml and J W 'James'(born were his brothers, with a cousin named James W born 1873.

~ Note
The Clubb family grocery at 413 Cedar St was later purchased by Samuel C French and renamed French's Grocery. See top photo at right

The 1910 US Federal Census enumerated on the 19th & 20th of April was the last census John William Clubb [William John] was reported on. The information given shows that he was residing at 807 East 3rd in Carthage, MO. He and his wife Annie have lived there for 16 years. Children remaining in the home at that time were Lewella J Clubb age 14, Effie B Clubb age 13, William F B Clubb age 8 and Ruby M Clubb 6.

Around June of 1915, John William [William John] has contracted double pneumonia complicated by cirrhosis that affected him for 6 months and on December 10th, 1915 he passed away. He was buried in Park Cemetery under the direction of the Knell Undertaking Company.

William John's wife, Annie Alberta, is noted on several trees as having died in Parsons, Labette county, Kansas in 1960. Burial location currently unknown!

~ Final Note: The above chronology may shed some light about reversal of the given name. The brothers are in the grocery business with the father, and possibly to avoid confusion when using initials [as many men did in those days], John William reversed his name to William John Clubb.

~ Research sources:

US Federal Census
MO death certificate archives
Carthage, MO. city directory
Carthage Press
Park Cemetery records

Above research presented by N. Brewer Carthage, Missouri June 2013 and may be used with credit given to researcher or this page referenced.
Family links: 
  Anthony Marion Clubb (1846 - 1912)
  Clarinda Jane Comer Clubb (1852 - 1922)
  Edna Clubb (1894 - 1902)*
  Louella Jane Clubb Burmeister (1895 - 1979)*
  Agnes Clubb (1898 - 1902)*
  Charlie Clubb (1901 - 1902)*
  John William Clubb (1868 - 1915)
  James W. Clubb (1872 - 1921)*
  Samuel Washington Clubb (1873 - 1920)*
  Bert Marion Clubb (1876 - 1917)*
  Mary Gertrude Clubb Neihardt (1878 - 1928)*
*Calculated relationship
Park Cemetery
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Traditional Sector Bl 5 Lot 22 Sp
Created by: NJBrewer
Record added: May 04, 2011
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John William Clubb
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John William Clubb
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John William Clubb
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 Added: Jun. 8, 2013

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 Added: Jun. 2, 2013
"If you don't recount your family history, it will be lost. Honor your own stories and tell them too. The tales may not seem very important, but they are what binds families and makes each of us who we are."
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 Added: Jun. 2, 2013

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