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 Clarence Ivan <I>Mitchell</I> Winship

Clarence Ivan Mitchell Winship

Sunrise, Platte County, Wyoming, USA
Death 24 Jun 1940 (aged 22)
Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Guernsey, Platte County, Wyoming, USA
Plot O-113-07
Memorial ID 155717934 · View Source
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He was born Ivan Earl Mitchell. His father was William Earl Mitchell (1885-1940) who was born in Saline, Nebraska; and his mother was Claudia Glenn Winship (1890-1976), who was born in Chadron, Nebraska. He was their fourth child, brother to Clara, and to Anna and Pearl, who were also known by their middle names, Emma and Cressy.

~1917 Aug 17: Ivan Earl Mitchell was born.

~1917 Dec 13: William Mitchell reported for duty, U.S. Army WWI

~1919 June 23: William Mitchell mustered out, returned home.

~1919 August: Claudia divorced William Mitchell

Ivan was 2 years old. His mother took him and his sister Clara Mitchell to Douglas, WY where they moved in with Claudia's divorced sister Ila Covington MacKay and their second cousin, James Ivan Winship, who had earlier decided not to return to Illinois after his military discharge at Cheyenne in March.

~1919 Oct 2: Claudia Mitchell married James Ivan Winship.

Thereafter young Ivan Mitchell was raised as Clarence Ivan Winship.

~1920 Feb 3: Ivan was enumerated on the 1920 census at Douglas Town, Converse county, WY as Clarence, age 3, living with his aunt, Ila Covington, and his parents Ivan Winship and Claudia; and sisters Clara, Pearl and Anna, all under the name, Winship.

~1920 Mar: Ivan's grandfather, John W. Mitchell died in Corvalis, Oregon and was buried in Guernsey in the Mitchell plot at the Prairie Rest Cemetery.

~1923 Ivan's mother and new husband James Ivan Winship moved to San Bernardino in California, taking 13 year old Clara with them.

Six year old Ivan remained in Wyoming at the homestead of his grandfather, Clarence Henry Winship at Four Jay, 14 miles north of Hartville on Highway 270.

~1925 Feb: Ivan's sister Cressy Pearl reunited with their mother in California after their father's 2nd wife Nora died

~1926 July 13: Ivan's stepfather, James Ivan Winship passed away in San Bernardino after a short illness. He was buried at Putnam Cemetery in Illinois. His body was accompanied east by Claudia and Clara.

~1930 Apr 2: Ivan was enumerated on the 1930 census at Four Jay, Platte county, WY as Ivan C. Winship, age 13, residing with his grandfather Clarence, his uncle Ralph, and great grandfather, Henry D. Winship.

~1932 Sept 23: Cressy Pearl returned to Wyoming where she married Jasper Sudbury in Sunrise.

~1935 Nov 28: Claudia Winship married Howard Wesley Pollock in Los Angeles.

~1940 Feb 18: Ivan's father, William Earl Mitchell, died and was buried in Boise, Idaho.

C. Ivan Winship, who had meanwhile enlisted in the Army, moved in with Pearl and Jasper at Sunrise while on leave.

~1940 April 5: Ivan was enumerated on the 1940 US census at Sunrise as C. I. Winship, age 22, residing with the Sudburys: Jasper, Pearl and his nephew, John Lee.

~1940 June 24: Ivan was to marry Florence Olie Johnson at Scottsbluff, Nebraska. She was the daughter of Reuben A. Johnson and Mabel Rose Carlisle.

~1940 June 24: At the age of 22 years, 10 months, and 7 days, Pvt Ivan Winship was tragically killed in an automobile accident on his wedding day.

~1940 June 25: C. Ivan Winship was buried in Guernsey in the Winship plot at the Prairie Rest Cemetery.

~1940 Nov 22: Ivan's daughter was born 5 months after his death.

~1941 Sep 27: Florence married Floyd Robert Lancster in Gering, Nebraska (2 miles south of Scottsbluff). They made their home in Guernsey, Wyo. where Floyd had been employed at the Sunrise mines from 1939.

~1962 Dec 12: After Howard Pollock's death in California, Ivan's mother returned to Wyoming and moved in with the Sudbury's at their home in Glendo.

~1976 Oct 7: Ivan's mother, Claudia, died in Glendo. She was buried in the Winship plot at the Prairie Rest Cemetery.

~1977 Mar 1: Florence Lancaster passed away in Scottsbluff, NE.

~2017: Ivan's descendants so far number 23, including 5 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.

Ivan was the brother of:
Clara Ellen Mitchell (1910 - 1991)
Pearl Cressy Mitchell (1912 - 1988)
Emma Amelia Mitchell (1914 - 1997)

Ivan was the half brother of:
Grace Irene Mitchell (1925 - )
Glenn Robert Mitchell (1926 - 2009)
Dorothy Mae Mitchell (1928 - )
James Howard Mitchell (1930 - 1996)
Lois Marie Mitchell (1933 - )
Jack Mitchell (1935 - )

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  • Maintained by: Shawna Kroeger
  • Originally Created by: Grace
  • Added: 5 Dec 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 155717934
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Clarence Ivan Mitchell Winship (17 Aug 1917–24 Jun 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 155717934, citing Prairie Rest Cemetery, Guernsey, Platte County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by Shawna Kroeger (contributor 47794351) .