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 Claude Solomon Maynard

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Claude Solomon Maynard

  • Birth 19 Oct 1897 Union County, South Dakota, USA
  • Death 1963 Cherokee, Cherokee County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Cherokee, Cherokee County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 116851388

Claude Solomon Maynard (1897-1963), firstborn son of Chauncy Claud Maynard and his wife, Ada (Fate) Maynard, was born with an intellectual disability. Claude was a beloved and valued member of his family and community. He resided with his father & mother until they were elderly and were no longer able to take care of their adult disabled son.
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MAYNARD FAMILY
Census Data:
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1900 UNITED STATES FEDERAL CENSUS.
Brule Township, Union, South Dakota 1900 Census. (Chauncy Maynard, age 28. Occupation: "Farmer." Wife: Ada [Fate] Maynard, 24. Children: Claude Maynard, age 2. Ira Maynard, age 1. BROTHER: Rufus Maynard, single, 39. NEXT-DOOR: Ira [Fate], 28 + mother, Almina, 57. OTHER RELATIVES NEARBY: William & Laura [Fate], 8 kids + father).
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1910 UNITED STATES FEDERAL CENSUS.
Westfield, Plymouth, Iowa. (Chauncey C. Maynard, age 37. One marriage; 13 years. WIFE: Ada [Fate] Maynard, age 34; mother of 7 children, 5 living. CHILDREN: Claude S. Maynard, age 13. Ira J. Maynard, 11. Cloie A. Maynard, 9. Loie Elthina Maynard, 6. Sidney Maynard, 4).
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1918 WORLD WAR I DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD.
"NAME: Claude Solomon Maynard. DATE OF BIRTH: October 19, 1897. ADDRESS: Elk Point, Union County, S.D." COLOR OF EYES: Blue. COLOR OF HAIR: Dark. Nearest Living Relative: C.C. Maynard, Elk Point, S.D.").
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1930 UNITED STATES FEDERAL CENSUS. (Household of Chauncey C. Maynard, 57. Wife: Ada H. [Fate] Maynard, age 54. Sons: Claud S. Maynard, age 32. Dewy C. Maynard, age 14).
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1935 Residence of Chauncey & Ida Maynard, and their son, Claude, age 38.
Location: Westfield, Plymouth County, Iowa. SOURCE: The 1940 U.S. Census states that in 1935, the family of Chauncy & Ida Maynard resided in the "same house" as in 1940. Their disabled son, Claude, would have also been living with his parents in 1935.
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1940 UNITED STATES FEDERAL CENSUS.
Westfield, Plymouth County, Iowa. (Chancey C. Maynard, age 68. Residence in 1935: "Same House." WIFE: Ada H. [Fate] Maynard, age 64. Residence in 1935: "Same House."
NOTE: In 1940, their disabled son, Claude S. Maynard, age 42, is listed on the 1940 Census as a resident of the state institution, in Cherokee, Iowa. Therefore, Claude was probably institutionalized sometime between 1935 and 1940).
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1940 UNITED STATES FEDERAL CENSUS.
Cherokee, Cherokee, Iowa, United States. (On the 1940 Census, "Claude S. Maynard, age 42, born S.D.," is listed as a patient at the state institution, in Cherokee, Iowa. He was *not* listed as a resident of the institution in 1935; thus, Claude would have still been living with his parents in 1935.
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SOMETIME BETWEEN 1935-1940, Claude was admitted to the Iowa institution for people with cognitive and other disabilities. During that era, no community-based programs existed & state institutions (as deplorable as they were), were typically the only choice when family members were no longer able to provide around-the-clock care for a disabled family member.
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Old records indicate that more than 800 patients were buried over the years, in the institution cemetery, in Cherokee, Iowa. However, to date, of those 800+ burials, only a dozen people are currently listed on the Find-A-Grave site as being buried in the institution cemetery, a.k.a., "Beacon Hollow Cemetery," in Cherokee, IA.
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The date and place of the death of Claude Solomon Maynard is (as yet), unproven. UNANSWERED QUESTION: Is Claude Maynard amongst the many, many institution patients, who were buried in a grave far away from his parental home, with only an anonymous 'number' to mark his final resting place? What a sorrow this would have been for his family, who had lovingly cared for their disabled son for so many decades, in their own community).
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SOURCE: Research of Cathy Porter-Maynard.
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  • Created by: Cathy Porter-Maynard
  • Added: 10 Sep 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 116851388
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Claude Solomon Maynard (19 Oct 1897–1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 116851388, citing Beacon Hollow Cemetery, Cherokee, Cherokee County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Cathy Porter-Maynard (contributor 47009361) .