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Clarence Walter Osborn
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Birth: Feb. 18, 1895
Tazewell County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 30, 1966
Smith County
Kansas, USA


The wife of Clarence:
Goldie Erma Martin Osborn (1897-1986);
married on 31 Dec 1916 in Shelbina, Shelby County, Missouri.

Th son of Clarence and Goldie:
Walter Martin Osborn (1918-2000).

The parents of Goldie:
John E Martin (1871-1953) and
Mary E Willits Martin (1873-after 1930)

The sister of Goldie:
Hazel E Martin (1898-unknown)

Occupation and Residence:
In 1917, Clarence lived in Shelbina, Missouri, were he worked as a muscian, lived with his wife Goldie and their son Walter Martin Osborn, and registered for service in WW I.

In 1920, Clarence lived with his wife and son in Cedar, Smith County, Kansas, were he worked as a bartender and muscian.

In 1925, Clarence lived with his wife and son in Stockton, Rooks, Kansas, and worked as a muscian.

In 1925, Clarence lived with his wife and son in Herington, Dickinson County, Kansas, were he worked as a music teacher.

Then in 1930 and 1940, Clarence lived with his wife and son in Charleroi, Washington County, Pennsylvania, and worked as a high school music teacher.

In Aug 1943, Clarence registered for service in WW II, and listed the following personal details on his registration card:
Residence: 400 Fallowfield Avenue, Charleroi, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
Occupation: Music Instructor in Charleroi Public Schools in Charleroi, Pennsylvania.
[His Earthly Journey done. The soulful traveler hears the beckon of the heavenly beacon. Rest in Peace. ~by dht]

(The following was submitted to be posted to this findagrave memorial by findagrave user Ronald McCartney (#47515388). PLEASE be aware that the following information has NOT been confirmed by me, and that comments and confirmation info are welcome (Dorothy Hazel Tarr).

**"The death of Clarence Osborn of Kensington hearkens back to the first World War, when he was directing the Kensington city band.
..Bandsmen of Lebanon and Smith Center, together with Kensington, numbering about 30, enlisted in the Navy as a unit. Carl McCormick and Mack Werts are the only surviving members still living in the area.
..The band was joined by additional enlisties at the Kansas City recruiting office and developed into a 90-piece band for training at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station.
..About 30 of the band were assigned to the U. S. S. George Washington, which carried President Wilson to Europe after WWI Armistice.

Clarence Walter Osborn, youngest son of Fred and Henretta Osborn was born in Morton, Illinois on February 18, 1895, where he lived until 1908 when he moved with his parents to Shelbina, Mo. While here, he was united with the Christian church later transferring his membership to the Christian church of Kensington.
..He attended Bethany college at Lindsborg and did post-graduate work at Duquesne University at Pittsburg, Pa.
..In 1917 he was united in marriage to Goldie Martin. To this union one son was born, Walter M. Osborn.
..In 1918 he organized a band of 20 young Smith and Phillips countians. They enlisted as a group in the U. S. Navy. This group was chosen to accompany President Wilson on his Peace Trip. He also marched with the Cowboy Band at President Eisenhower's inaugural parade.
..He was a member of the Kensington Lodge 405, Solomon Valley Chapter, 81 R.A.M., Stockton; Hiram Commandery, Consistory, Isis Shrine Lodge of Salina and Eastern Star 440. He was past master of Kensington lodge 405.
..He departed this life May 30, 1966, leaving to mourn his untimely passing, his wife, Goldie, one son, Walter, of Berea, Ohio, one brother, Claude of Kansas City, a daughter-in-law, Mary Alice, two granddaughters, Karen Ann and Janet Lynn, two sisters-in-law, Nellie Osborn and Hazel Martin, two great aunts, Lena and Ella Bierman, one great uncle, Gus Bierman, other relatives and a host of friends and neighbors.
..Funeral services were conducted from the First Christian church in Kensington by the pastor, the Rev. Franklin Witter. Interment was in Olive Branch cemetery with graveside services by the Masons and the American Legion.
..Pallbearers included Phillip E. Wagner, Glen L. Knight, Bill Thomas, Cleon Dettmer, Wilbur Davis, Willis Pierce, Al Hein and Harvey Standley.
..Flowerbearers included Cleo Pierce, Julia Thomas, Doris Knight, Mary Wagner, Theo Smith, and Vera Levengood.
..Music was provided by Marj Meyers and Kay Burns with Gladys Davis as organist.

source: Smith County Pioneer, June 9, 1966
This info provided by: Ronald McCartney (#47515388)


Family links: 
  Fred Leroy Osborn (1867 - 1942)
  Henrietta A Eversole Osborn (1869 - 1936)
  Goldie E Martin Osborn (1897 - 1986)*
*Calculated relationship
Olive Branch Cemetery
Smith County
Kansas, USA
Maintained by: Dorothy Hazel Tarr
Originally Created by: Betty Gower
Record added: Sep 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76312402
Clarence Walter Osborn
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Dear 5th cousin 1x removed Clarence Walter Osborn (born 18 Feb 1895 Illinois-death 30 May 1966 Kansas), In Remembrance, at your rest. {Family connection through your father Fred Leroy Osborn (1867-1942) and your paternal grandmother Mary Emily Petty Osbor...(Read more)
- Dorothy Hazel Tarr
 Added: Oct. 12, 2012

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