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Richard Oscar Clawes
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Birth: Sep. 28, 1878
Berlin, Germany
Death: Sep. 10, 1946
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Richard Oscar Clawes 67, or Richard R. O. Clawes was the son of;
August Clawes 77, (1855-1933)
Anna A. Thiele Clawes 62, (1856-1919).

When just about 5 years old they all immigrated to the US in 1882 and settled in Chicago never to leave.

His older brother;

Hugo Theodore Clawes
70, (1876-1946).
Richard would die just 18 days after his brother Hugo Clawes.

He was the happy husband of;

Betty "Bessie" Danielson Clawes
48, (1876-1926). She was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and immigrated to the US, settling in Chicago where they met and married and lived their whole lives there.

He and Bessie were parents of;
Roy Alexander Clawes 58, (1900-1959)
Russell R. Clawes 56, (1905-1961)
Anna Clawes 4 months, (1898-1899), died a baby

Richard became a US citizen in 1912. His family was close and they all lived together on North Rockwell Street where he operated a deli on the first floor and lived on the second in seperate living quarters along side his sons families. He also worked at Montgomery Wards for over 36 years as an "Estimator" or Book=keeper. His wife of 26 years died when just 47 of breast cancer December 1926 leaving him widowed.

His grandchildren;
Betty (King)
68, (1926-1995),
Richard Clawes, (1930- )
Bobby Clawes, (1932- )
Charlotte Clawes Ritz
54,(1930-1985), and son Leslie Clawes 33,(1936-1969)

All lived there with him keeping him happy and were all very close. The kids lovingly called him "Gros-Pa" a German name for grandfather since he was German. His wife Bessie was from Denmark. He lived to be 67 years old when he died on 10 September 1946, just a days shy of 68, and few months shy of 20 years after his wife Bessie and just 18 days after his brother Hugo who died 23 August 1946. He never remarried and is buried along side wife Anna and her and his parents in Forest Home Cemetery in Chicago Illinois.

Richard was my G-Grandfather

Family links: 
  August G. Clawes (1855 - 1933)
  Anna Augusta M. H. Thiele Clawes (1856 - 1919)
  Betty Danielsen Clawes (1878 - 1926)
  Anna Frederika Clawes (1898 - 1899)*
  Roy Alexander Clawes (1900 - 1959)*
  Russell R Clawes (1905 - 1961)*
  Hugo Theodore Clawes (1876 - 1946)*
  Richard Oscar Clawes (1878 - 1946)
*Calculated relationship
Forest Home Cemetery
Forest Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Sec 32, Lot 141
Created by: SD Braddy
Record added: Apr 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36549828
Richard Oscar Clawes
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Richard Oscar Clawes
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