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William H Clawson
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Birth: Jan. 21, 1855
New Jersey, USA
Death: Dec. 16, 1917
Cook County
Illinois, USA

William was a Street Car Conductor in Chicago IL where he died. The age given on his death certificate was 62 yrs. 10 mos. 25 days. This calculates his birthdate as Jan. 22, 1855 instead of Jan. 21, 1855, the date of birth listed on his death certificate. He was buried on Dec. 18, 1917.

His parents are listed as:
W. H. Clawson, born in NJ
Catherine Toppen, born in NJ

Oral history, shared by a Margeson cousin, states that my gr-gr-grandmother, Margaret Malinda Clawson Margeson, the sister of William H. Clawson, was half Native American and that a lot of Native Americans relatives attended her funeral. He also states that two of his aunts told him of an Indian Princess being in the family tree. He was 8yrs. old when he attended his grandfather's funeral and he recalls a lot of Lenape Indians being present. Another Vanderbilt cousin also stated that she was told by her aunt, (the daughter of a Margeson who married a Vanderbilt), that someone married an Indian princess.

This being the case, also makes William half Native American, since he and Margaret had the same parents.

The Lenape tribe were the Native Americans which occupied New Jersey. I believe William's mother, Catharine Tappin Clawson, was the full blooded Native American, but I'm still researching to prove this. 
Family links: 
  William H Clawson (1810 - 1881)
  Catharine Tappin Clawson (1819 - 1875)
  Susan S Anthony Clawson (1855 - 1931)
  Myrtle A Clawson Camfield (1886 - 1934)*
  Jacob Sharp Clawson (____ - 1876)*
  Sarah Ann Clawson Wiseburn (1842 - 1929)*
  Warren N Clawson (1846 - 1864)*
  Amy L Clawson Burrell (1849 - 1912)*
  John W Clawson (1851 - 1899)*
  William H Clawson (1855 - 1917)
  Margaret Malinda Clawson Margeson (1855 - 1922)*
  George H Clauson (1860 - 1946)*
  Katherine Jane Clawson VanSyckle (1865 - 1936)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: 62y 10m 25d
Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Harry's Daughter
Record added: Dec 30, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82728210
William H Clawson
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