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Austin Edward "A.E." Clarkson
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Birth: Mar. 12, 1874
Green Pond
Bibb County
Alabama, USA
Death: May 19, 1956
Harris County
Texas, USA

FATHER: Price Pugh Clarkson

MOTHER: Sallie "Sally" White Leavens

WIFE: Kate A. Wells, married August 28, 1909 in Houston, Harris Co, TX.

They had no children

OCCUPATION: Secretary Treasurer of The Houston Post.

HOBBIES: Stamp Collecting, Genealogy - He wrote the Little Blue Book on the Descendents of Elisha Johnson of Connecticut.

AFFILIATIONS: Hollland Masonic Lodge #1, Grand Commandry of Texas, Newspaper Publishers Association

Letter to and published by the Houston Post after the death of A. E. Clarkson:


To The Houston Post:

When the Houston Post lost the companionship of the beloved Mr. A.E. Clarkson, thousands of other people in Houston and Texas suffered from his going. But the memory of his smile and his good-natured banter will remain in the minds and hearts of all who knew him far into the years to come and his good works will live after him.

His living among us strengthens one's belief in eternal life, for it is hard to believe that the Creator would let such a spirit be quenched when breath has left the body. At least we know that he will live a long time in the memory of his fellow men.
W. E. Thompson

326 West Building
Houston 2

The Kerrville Times - June 1, 1956


Houston (AP) - Endowments of $50,000 for the benefit of the Masonic Home for the Aged and Rice Institute Students were established in the will of A. E. Clarkson, former Secretary-Treasurer of the Houston Post.

The value of Mr. Clarkson's estate was estimated at $400,000. He died May 19th at the age of 82. The will was filed in probate court yesterday.

Cash bequests including $15,000 each to two surviving sisters and two nephews, John S. Peebles of Houston and Aldrich Peebles of Denison; and $5,000 to John Lewis Peebles of Denison.

Masonic Affiliations: Initiated at Holland Lodge, #1, Houston, TX, April 3, 1906, Passed May 1, 1906, Raised May 28, 1906. Junior Deacon in 1906, Senior Deacon in 1907, Senior Warden in 1908 and was Worshipful Master in 1909. Received 50 year service pin in 1956, the year of his death. Was also Grand Treasurer of the Knights Templar of Texas.


Austin Edward Clarkson
Leavens Pugh Clarkson
Emilie Elizabeth Clarkson
Aaron Burr Clarkson
Laura Francis Clarkson
James Trabue Clarkson
Hulda Clarkson
Price Clarkson
Ada Ailsa Clarkson

Family links: 
  Price Pugh Clarkson (1840 - 1899)
  Sallie White Leavens Clarkson (1849 - 1924)
  Kate Aldridge Wells Clarkson (1878 - 1949)*
  Austin Edward Clarkson (1874 - 1956)
  Leavens Pugh Clarkson (1876 - 1932)*
  Emilie Elizabeth Clarkson (1878 - 1967)*
  Aaron Burr Clarkson (1880 - 1882)*
  Laura Francis Clarkson (1882 - 1972)*
  James Trabue Clarkson (1885 - 1953)*
  Hulda Obera Clarkson (1887 - 1903)*
  Price Clarkson (1891 - 1896)*
  Ada Lillian Clarkson (1892 - 1895)*
*Calculated relationship
Washington Cemetery
Harris County
Texas, USA
Plot: Sec C Lot 14
Created by: Star Rhodes
Record added: Feb 05, 2007
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Austin Edward A.E. Clarkson
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In honor of Austin Edward Clarkson, a Great Uncle to Christopher Rhodes. You were a very special man with love for his fellow man, family and community. May you rest in Peace.
- Chris and Star Rhodes
 Added: Jun. 25, 2008
Last night I knelt where Hiram knelt and took an obligation. Tho' heretofore my fellow man seemed each one like the other. Today I search each one apart; I'm looking for My Brother.
 Added: Apr. 22, 2008

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