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 Clarence L. Reed

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Clarence L. Reed

Birth
Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, USA
Death 25 Apr 1943 (aged 30)
Burial Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, USA
Plot SEC WW II EAST, ROW A4
Memorial ID 59345650 View Source
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Clarence Reed is the son of Clarence Jacob Reed and Blanch Sheley

Per the 1930 U.S. Census, Clarence Reed resided in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio on 647 Belmont Ave with his parents and siblings. Listed are:
-Clarence Reed, age 38, born Ohio
-Blanche Reed, age 38, born Ohio
-Clarence Reed, age 17, born Ohio
-Edward Reed, age 14, born Ohio
-Russell Reed, age 12, born Ohio

In 1930, Clarence's father, is listed as first married at age 19. His mother, Blanch, is listed as first married at age 20.
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In 1935, Clarence married Anna Belle Fair, the daughter of James I. Fair and Emma Jane Davis.

Wayne County, Indiana Marriages, 1935, Volume 63, page 215
-Groom: Clarence Reed
-Birth Date: 29 Oct 1912
-Birthplace: Springfield, Ohio
-Residence: Springfield, Ohio
-Occupation: Factory Worker
-Previously Married: No
-Father: Clarence Reed
-Father’s Birth Place: Springfield, Ohio
-Father’s Residence: Springfield, Ohio
-Father’s Occupation: Machinst
-Mother: Blanche Shelley [sic]
-Mother’s Birth Place: Indiana
-Mother’s Residence: Springfield, Ohio
-Mother’s Occupation: Housewife

-Bride: Anna Belle Fair
-Birth Date: 13 Aug 1913 [sic:1915]
-Birthplace: Selma, Ohio
-Residence: Richmond, Ind
-Occupation: Housework
-Previously Married: No
-Father: James Fair
-Father’s Birth Place: N.C.
-Father’s Residence: Springfield, Ohio
-Father’s Occupation: Gardener
-Mother: Emma Davis
-Mother’s Birth Place: N.C.
-Mother’s Residence: Springfield, Ohio
-Mother’s Occupation: Housewife
-Marriage Date: 31 May 1935
-Marriage Place: Wayne County, Indiana

This marriage did not last long. Anna Belle is listed in the 1937 Springfield, Ohio City Directory under the name FAIR. She then married Elsworth L. Jump.
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Springfield, Clark County, Ohio Newpaper, page 1

SPRINGFIELDER IS KILLED IN AFRICA; ONE WOUNDED

Word has been received in Springfield this week that one local soldier was killed in action in North Africa and that another was wounded in action in the European area.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Reed, 734 Kenton st., received the message from the War Department that their son, Staff Sergt. Clarence L. Reed, 30, was killed in North Africa on the first anniversary of his entrance into the Army, April 25.

Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Castillo, 1314 S. Limestone st., were notified that their son, Staff Sergt. Richard M. Castillo, had been wounded in Europe.

Sergt. Reed, who was a radio gunner in the Army Air Force, was graduated from radio school at Scott Field, Ill., in October of 1942, and was sent to Fort Myers, Fla. where he was graduated from gunnery school. He was than attached to a bomber squadron and flew overseas in the latter part of last February.

Before entering the service on April 25, 1942, he was employed by International Harvester Co. He has two other brothers in the service, Sergt. Russell H. Reed, 25, with the 63rd. Chemical Depot Co., in North Africa, and Edward J. Reed, 27, with the Enlisted Replacement Detachment as guard at Ft.- Sam Houston, Tex.

Last Thursday, the day before the notification of his death arrived, Mrs. Reed received a letter from her son dated April 20....

Ohio Obituary Index, 1830s-2009, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
-Name: Clarence L Reed
-Death Date: 25 Apr 1943
-Newspaper: Springfield Daily News, Springfield, Ohio
-Newspaper Date: 17 Jun 1948
-Newspaper Repository: Clark County Public Library
-Notes: 4/25/43 Killed In Action


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