William Clarence McDaniel

  • Birth 18 Aug 1897 Montague County, Texas, USA
  • Death 14 Dec 1928 Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Memorial ID 22886263

Clarence was the son of William Clemeth "Clem" McDaniel and Minnie Leona (Woodruff) McDaniel.

Clarence never married.

We do not have a picture of Clarence or his headstone.


Ada Weekly News
19 Dec 1928

Two Men Tell of Car Striking
McDaniels As He Lay
In Road

Clarence McDaniels, 32 year old farmer, is dead and an inquiry in the office of County Attorney J.W. Dean, held Saturday, connect the unidentified driver of a Chevrolet car as being implicated in his death.

McDaniels died while being rushed to an Ada Hospital after being found mortally injured on the Stratford highway, four miles west of the city, Friday evening.

At the court of inquiry this afternoon, two youths related of seeing a man lying in the road apparently injured and endeavored to turn their car around in the road in order to focus their lights on the injured man. When their car was brought into a position where they could observe McDaniels, another car approached from the west at a speed they estimated at 40 miles an hour. They attempted to hail the driver but he struck McDaniels as he was endeavoring to get up. The two men in their statement declared the McDaniels body was dragged for about 10 feet before the other car stopped. Several other cars stopped immediately afterward and everybody's interest was directed to saving McDaiel's life. The two boys did not know whether the occupant of the car assisted in talking McDaniels to the hospital here.

McDaniels body was severly mangled and he died before he could be brought to a hospital here.

Prior to the investigation, reports conflicted as to how McDaniels met death. One report stated that McDaniels had fallen from a truck on which he was riding and that it passed over him. Another story was that another car had struck McDaniels after he had dropped off the truck.

A number of witnesses were subpoened for the inquiry, which was conducted by Hugh Mathis, assistant county attorney, but the signed statement of John Hutherland and Frank Koarcata, both of whom reside six miles west of Ada was considered most important.

McDaniels' brother related another part of the tragedy. He told of starting to a point between their home and Ada and stopped a truck, asking for a ride. The driver said that he would slow down at the designated point and did. The brother hopped off the truck but did see the older McDaniels. He ran down the road for about a quarter of a mile and found his brother lying in the middle of the road mortally injured.

Sandra C. Hayes
Descendant of Joseph McDaniel, Sr.
and Sarah (Fuller) McDaniel

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  • Maintained by: Linda Christenburg Moody Brown
  • Originally Created by: Sandra C. Hayes
  • Added: 13 Nov 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22886263
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Clarence McDaniel (18 Aug 1897–14 Dec 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22886263, citing Rosedale Cemetery, Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Linda Christenburg Moody Brown (contributor 47048125) .