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Paul Hoyt (#48033134)
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Bio Photo I've always been interested in the cemeteries here in Southern Illinois. If you find any errors in what I've posted, please let me know so I can make them right. If you object to any photos I've posted, PLEASE let me know and I'll remove them. You have my permission to use any photo that I have posted.

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Thank You.

Added by seedsofcuriousity on May 24, 2016 4:54 PM
Mike W
RE: Bloodworth
Hi Paul,

Arthur is a distant Bloodworth cousin. I never knew him. My grandmother was a Bloodworth from southern Illinois who moved up to the Detroit area in the 40s.
Added by Mike W on May 24, 2016 5:37 AM
Mike W
Thank you for the photo!
Added by Mike W on May 23, 2016 3:29 PM
RE: Hal Killebrew
Thanks for correction.
Hal was born 10 Jan 1910 in Dresden, Weakley Co., TN.
DIED at home in C'dale.
Parents Keith and Jennie Hamilton Killebrew.
Added by dotsonwf on May 19, 2016 9:45 AM
RE: Alfred Winston

I'm including anyone that worked there including those prior to the summer of 65 when I started. I've got a list that the retiree group remembers but he wasn't included. I will add him to my IDOT cemetery. Thanks.

Added by dotsonwf on May 08, 2016 5:25 PM
Wm. B.
RE: Charles McClure
From Lake Charles American-Press Details:
C. 0. McCLURE ; (See Story on Page One) Funeral services for Charles Otis McClure, 67, will be at 6:30 ! p.m. today in the Burke-Hammer funeral home chapel with Rev.Dwight D. Smoothers, assistant pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating.
The body will be sent to Tupelo, Miss., for graveside services at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Lee Memorial Gardens. Pegues funeral home will be in charge of arrangements in Tupelo. Mr. McClure, a paving superintendent for E. Aldrich Construction company, died at 11 a.m. Monday in a job accident. He was a Mason and a veteran of World War I. A native of Jackson County, Ill., he had recently moved to Lake Charles. Survivors are his wife; one stepson, Jimmie Lee Odum of Amory, Miss.; and two stepdaughters, Mrs. C. W. Chunn of Memphis, Tenn., and Mrs. Bob Kinkade of San Diego, Calif.

The actual spelling of his middle name was "Ottis", but this confirms I correctly guessed the Find A Grave memorial # 151547389 in Verona, MS is his. Location and Mason membership clinch it!:)

He shows in 1900 census as a 5 year old boarder with a family of a different name. Nice to see he was a WWI vet.
Added by Wm. B. on May 06, 2016 11:10 AM
Wm. B.
RE: Charles McClure

Have confirmed that Toby was actually Seth A. McClure.

Also confirmed death info on Charles (despite Clara claiming to be a widow in 1940 census):

04/29/1963 Lake Charles, Calcasieu, Louisiana, USA. Was working as a construction superintendent. Was run over by a concrete truck backing up. Details in Lake Charles American Press dated Tues., April 30, 1963.

Possibly at Find A Grave Memorial# 151547389, and buried in Verona MS, as he once resided in a nearby county, per 1940 census, while married to Gypsy McClure.

He was in Elizabethtown, Ill., in 1942, when registering for draft, while married to Gypsy. Can't find a Find A Grave memorial for her.
Added by Wm. B. on May 06, 2016 10:29 AM
Wm. B.
RE: Charles McClure
Hi again Paul,
Enjoy meeting you as well.
I'm not familiar with the name Seth. Did he go by 'Toby'?
Someone should pursue linking the McClure siblings.
Does Seth have a Find A Grave memorial?
Added by Wm. B. on May 05, 2016 6:47 AM
Wm. B.
RE: McClure photos
Hi Paul,
Charles's sister, Dorothy Faye McClure Borneman, was my step-mother for 41 years. Her mother, Clara died while visiting her in 1992.
As far as Charles senior goes, you may not find anything, as he ran off during the Great Depression.
Here's a portion of Dorothy's obit:
Her mother, Clara McClure, was an inspiration to Dorothy. After her mother's husband abandoned his wife and six children during the Great Depression, Clara raised Dorothy and the other children with care and compassion.
Note that he was not referred to as her father, and his name was left unsaid.
Too bad, but not all that infrequent during those times.
Best regards!
Wm. B.
Added by Wm. B. on May 04, 2016 3:14 PM
Wm. B.
Photo Requests
Thanks so much for filling the photo requests for Charles and Clara McClure's grave markers.
Much appreciated!:)
Added by Wm. B. on May 04, 2016 8:57 AM
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