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Claude Oscar Sockwell
Birth: Apr. 10, 1895
Bethsaida
Franklin County
Alabama, USA
Death: Sep. 25, 1976
Russellville
Franklin County
Alabama, USA

Claude was a very kind, soft-spoken man who was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was never critical of others and was known to tell his children and grandchildren to "Remember that you are just as a good as anyone else, but you are better than no one." He was a retired farmer who worked the land that his grandfather purchased in 1866. During the Depression, he supplemented his income by also working on WPA projects.

Claude served in France during WWI as a Medic. He was last assigned to the Medical Detch., 101st Amm. Train. He was awarded the French Croix de Guerre (English translation: Cross of War) medal bestowed by France. The medal is awarded to those who have been "mentioned in despatches", meaning a heroic deed or deeds were performed meriting a citation from an individual's headquarters unit.

His training as a Medic later helped him to save the life of his second child, Mary, who was born at home. Her birth was a very difficult one and she was born lifeless with mother suffering serious complications. The doctor asked Claude if he wanted him to try to save his wife or the baby. Claude replied to save his wife. Then, Claude began working with the baby. He placed a piece of guaze over her mouth and began forcing air into her lungs. After a few moments, she began crying! Both mother and baby survived.

He and Elizabeth married on Oct. 29, 1926 in a parsonage in Tuscumbia by a Bro. Edwards. They had four children and 7 grandchildren.

Children: Lacy Elbridge Sockwell, Mary Elizabeth Sockwell Quinn, Charles O'Neal Sockwell, Doris Kathron Sockwell Craig.

He was a member of Bethsaida Baptist Church. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Hamilton Sockwell (1857 - 1910)
  Theodocia Virginia Kerby Sockwell (1861 - 1944)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth L. Fuller Sockwell (1907 - 1979)*
 
 Children:
  Lacy Elbridge Sockwell (1929 - 1984)*
  Charles Oneal Sockwell (1939 - 1982)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ernest Sockwell (1883 - 1886)*
  Cora Irene Sockwell Gray (1885 - 1963)*
  Jesse Eudorass Sockwell (1888 - 1966)*
  Ella Sockwell Witt (1891 - 1983)*
  Clyde H. Sockwell (1895 - 1918)*
  Claude Oscar Sockwell (1895 - 1976)
  John Marion Sockwell (1897 - 1988)*
  Wallace Aulton Sockwell (1904 - 1906)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Colbert Memorial Gardens
Tuscumbia
Colbert County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: Wanda Quinn Bradford
Record added: Mar 22, 2009
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Claude Oscar Sockwell
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Claude Oscar Sockwell
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Claude Oscar Sockwell
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