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Barney P. Clinard
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Birth: Jul. 21, 1870
Thomasville
Davidson County
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 18, 1935

History of Orange County, California, by Samuel Armor, pg. 1275

BARNEY P. CLINARD

One of Orange County's progressive and wealthy ranchers, is Barney P. Clinard, who raises grain on an extensive scale in the El Toro neighborhood, now having under cultivation more than 2,000 acres of land devoted to wheat, barley and beans. North Carolina was Mr. Clinard's birthplace, the Clinard family at that time residing near Thomasville in Davidson County, that state. The date of his birth was July 21, 1870, and he was the next to youngest of six children born to Randall and Jane (Payne) Clinard. Grandfather Clinard was born in Ireland, coming to North Carolina where he became a well-known farmer in Davidson County. During the Civil War, Randall Clinard enlisted in the Confederate Army and saw active service in that four years of terrible fighting. Barney Clinard remained at the old home in North Carolina until he was of age, helping his father in the work on the farm, but in 1893 he decided to locate in the Far West, as he felt that the opportunities for success were greater than in his home state, which was still suffering from the ravages of war.
Mr. Clinard arrived in California January 17, 1893 and soon began working on ranches in the southern part of Orange County, spending several seasons with threshing crews in that locality. In 1904 he began ranching operations on his own account on the Lewis F. Moulton ranch at El Toro. He began in a modest way, but was successful from the start and has expanded his operations until he now leases and cultivates 2,200 acres of this ranch. For the season of 1920 he has 2,000 acres of barley, eighty in wheat and 150 in beans. He produces an unusually large yield of all these crops and owns and operates his own bean thresher. In addition to this, Mr. Clinard is the owner of a thriving 40-acre walnut orchard on Halladay Street, Santa Ana, and also has a half interest in still another ranch at Irvine; Walter Cook his partner in this enterprise, is in charge of the place. It consists of 141 acres, of which 101 acres are set to budded walnuts, twenty to oranges and twenty to lemons. The whole is irrigated by means of two electric pumping plants. In addition, Mr. Clinard also raises live stock and at the present time he is the owner of over 100 head of horses, mules and colts and fifty head of hogs.
A wide-awake, progressive and scientific farmer, Mr. Clinard richly deserves the splendid financial success that he has made, as it is due to his industry and intelligent work alone, as all the capital he had when he reached California amounted to only a few hundred dollars. A man of powerful physique, Mr. Clinard is the personification of energy and his genial nature makes him popular among a wide circle of friends. He is a member of the Santa Ana Lodge of Elks.
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The Lexington Dispatch, Apr. 1, 1914

Mr. B. P. Clinard arrived here Saturday from his home at El Toro, California. He was called here to the bedside of his mother, Mrs. R. B. Clinard, who is very sick at her home five miles north of here. Mr. Clinard was four days and nights on the road. He has been west 22 years and has been successful. He now has 81 horses and mules, working 50 on his farm, and farms 1800 acres in barley and 175 acres in lima beans. Mr. Clinard says everything in his section is bright and prosperous. Mr. Carl Mock, of Bethany, and Mr. Roswell R. Welborn, of this place, are with Mr. Clinard working on his farm and both are doing well. He will not be able to remain here more than two weeks. He is very interesting to talk with and is glad to meet his friends again. 
 
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 Parents:
  Randall B. Clinard (1837 - 1909)
  Tempa Jane Payne Clinard (1836 - 1915)
 
 Siblings:
  Ida Lenora Clinard Bodenhamer (1869 - 1942)*
  Barney P. Clinard (1870 - 1935)
  Mary Louise Clinard Craven (1872 - 1926)*
  William Sanford Clinard (1875 - 1944)*
  Lizzie O. Clinard (1877 - 1939)*
  Dora Cornelia Clinard Livengood (1879 - 1956)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
B. P. O. E.
 
Burial:
Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery
Thomasville
Davidson County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: K. Clinard
Record added: Oct 12, 2002
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