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Charley Rufus "Cy" Clay
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Birth: Mar. 28, 1898
Chico
Wise County
Texas, USA
Death: Jul. 1, 1965
Weatherford
Parker County
Texas, USA

Born the son of George William Clay and Emma Sudie Williams, Charley married Martha Alice Clay in Wise County.
Charley's father George was killed in a wagon accident when Charley was only 8 years old. His mother raised him and his siblings without the aid of a male figure around.The boys were a rowdy bunch, getting into all kinds of mischief around town.
Cy and Mattie lived in Bridgeport until the '40's when they moved to Weatherford where they lived their remaining years.They had 7 children.Bobby,Harry,Theda,Dorothy,Mary,Paul and Billy.

Charley was a hard working man. Always doing blue collar work. He and Mattie dated in a buckboard wagon when he was working as a cowboy on the place next to her father's farm in Cottondale.After they married and moved to Bridgeport, he worked at the brick plant for several years. He also augmented his income bootlegging beer and whiskey into the dry county.

In 1954, Charley was struck by a taxicab doing 55mph. The doctors didn't expect him to live, so they didn't bother setting the broken bones in his legs properly. He defied them, and against all odds, walked again. He was crippled, his right leg pointing at a 45 degree angle from normal,his body bent over in a short bow, yet one could see him walking the 2 miles from his house to downtown Weatherford frequently, loudly whistling,"San Antonio Rose". 
 
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 Parents:
  George William Clay (1859 - 1907)
  Emma Sudie Williams Clay (1863 - 1943)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha Alice Pearce Clay (1901 - 1990)
 
 Children:
  Bobby Louis Clay (1922 - 1984)*
  Theda Joyce Clay Amburn (1924 - 2008)*
  Dorothy Jean Clay Kincaid (1927 - 2001)*
  Paul O Clay (1935 - 2004)*
 
 Siblings:
  Tollie M. Clay (1895 - 1965)**
  Charley Rufus Clay (1898 - 1965)
  Willie Isom Clay (1900 - 1973)*
  Iva Mae Clay McIntosh (1902 - 1980)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Eastside Cemetery
Bridgeport
Wise County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: william shoemaker
Originally Created by: Gay Lee
Record added: Jul 24, 2010
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Charley Rufus Cy Clay
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