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                                       CLAWSON, Joseph Louis, IV
                                       CLAWSON, Joseph Louis, III
                                       CLAWSON, Joseph Louis Jr.
                                       CLAWSON, Joseph Louis Sr. 
                                       CLAWSON, Don Dean
                                       CLAWSON, Joseph Haynes
                                       CLAWSON, Gilbert Arthur
                                       CLAWSON, William Timothy "Roy"
                                       CLAWSON, Joseph Issac "Willard"
                                       CLAWSON, Louis Lloyd
                                       CLAWSON, Eugene "Dewey"
                                       CLAWSON, Timothy
                                       CLAWSON, Phineas
                                       CLAWSON, Thomas
                                       CLAWSON, Garrett


          Clawson Genealogy Page.

          CLAWSON, An Oral Family History

          Name: Joseph Louis Clawson, III
          Date born:
          Date died:
          Burial place:
          Parents:
          Joseph Louis Clawson Jr. and Doris Houghton
          Spouse #1: Diane Harwig
          Date married:
          Place married:
          Children: Joseph Louis, IV.
          Occupation:
          Spouse #2: Gloria
          Date married:
          Place married: Cleveland, Ohio

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          Name: Joseph Louis, Clawson Jr. Photo
          Date born: 12/31/1932
          Date died: 8/25/97, Tampa FL.
          Burial place: Cremated
          Spouse: Doris Ann Houghton
          Date married: 12/21/1954
          Place married: Cleveland, Ohio
          Occupation: Carpenter
          Parents: Joseph L. Clawson Sr. and Esther Bell Hawkins

          Children:
          Joseph Louis III - 10/13/195__,
          Linda Lee - 12/5/195__;
          Margaret Ann "Peggy" - 3/27/58;
          Cynthia Rose -8/21/__

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          Name: Joseph Louis Clawson, Sr. Photo
          Date born: June 29, 1908
          Date died: Feb 5, 1997, Yorba Linda, CA
          Burial place: Riverside National Cemetery, ? CA
          Parents: Don Dean Clawson and Rose Elva Yates
          Spouse: Esther Bell Hawkins - Darrow Photo
          Date married: June 28, 1931
          Place married: Shreevport, LA
          Occupation: Printer, Pressman, Publisher, Journalist, Music man.
          Children: Joseph Louis Jr - 12/31/1932; George
          Notes: Buried at Riverside Cemetery is by March Air Force Base - 30-40 minutes from Yorba Linda.

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          Name: Don Dean Clawson
          Date born: 3/22/1885, Columbus, KA
          Date died: 11/22/1933, Muskogee, OK
          Burial place: Green Hill Cemetary, Muskogee, OK
          Parents:
          Joseph Haynes Clawson and Martha M.M.M. Benson
          Spouse: Rose Elva Yates
          Date married: About 1905
          Place married: About 1909
          Occupation:
          Children: Joseph Louis Sr.

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          Name: Joseph Haynes Clawson see oral history
          Date born: 4/19/1849, Warren County, Indiana
          Date died: 4/3/1925, Holdenville, Oklahoma (Hughes Co.)
          Burial place:
          Parents: Timothy Clawson and Nancy Fields
          Spouse: Martha M.M.M. Benson
          Date married: 9/22/1873
          Place married: Warren County, Indiana
          Occupation:

          Children:
          Gilbert Art - 8/26/1874;
          William Timothy "Roy" 6/20/1880;
          Joseph Issac "Willard" 11/19/1882;
          Louis Lloyd 9/17/1889;
          Eugene "Dewey" 2/20/1898;
          Don Dean 3/22/1885

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          Name: Gilbert Arthur Clawson
          Date born: 8/26/1874
          Date died:
          Burial place:
          Parents:
          Joseph Haynes Clawson and Martha M.M.M. Benson
          Spouse:
          Date married:
          Place married:
          Occupation:
          Children: Uknown

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          Name: William Timothy "Roy" Clawson
          Date born: 6/20/1880, Cherokee Co., Kansas
          Date died:
          Burial place:
          Parents:
          Joseph Haynes Clawson and Martha M.M.M. Benson
          Spouse:
          Date married:
          Place married:
          Occupation:
          Children: William Timothy; Dave Eugene

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          Name: Joseph Issac "Willard" Clawson
          Date born: 11/19/1882, Cherokee Co., Kansas
          Date died:
          Burial place:
          Parents:
          Joseph Haynes Clawson and Martha M.M.M. Benson
          Spouse: Marie
          Date married:
          Place married:
          Occupation:
          Children: Georgia Ann

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          Name: Louis Lloyd Clawson
          Date born: 9/17/1889
          Date died:
          Burial place:
          Parents:
          Joseph Haynes Clawson and Martha M.M.M. Benson
          Spouse:
          Date married:
          Place married:
          Occupation:
          Children: Unknown

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          Name: Eugene "Dewey" Clawson
          Date born: 2/20/1898
          Date died:
          Burial place:
          Parents:
          Joseph Haynes Clawson and Martha M.M.M. Benson
          Spouse: Katherine
          Date married:
          Place married:
          Occupation:
          Children: Irene

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          Name: Timothy Clawson see oral history Photo
          Date born: February 25, 1806, Ohio
          Date died: February 14, 1874
          Burial place:
          Parents: Thomas Clawson and Sophia
          Occupation: Farmer

          Spouse #1: Mary Ives (born 1/24/1806, died 10/20/1843)
          Date married: 3/15/1827
          Place married:
          Children: In a note from John Laird there were 5 children born to this marriage, with one child dying.
          Garrett (born 8/19/1828, died 10/30/1893)
          Nancy (born 8/24/1830, died 10/6/1830)
          Thomas (born 10/3/1831, died 10/22/1855
          Timothy (born 12/24/1832, died March 28, 1868)
          Abraham (born 2/4/1836, died 2/14/1836)

          Spouse #2: Nancy Field, born 1813
          Date married:
          Place married:
          Children:
          Phineas (born 6/14/1845, died 11/15/1930);
          Cynthia (born 2/7/1847, died 8/1908);
          Joseph Haynes ;
          (born 4/19/1849, died 4/3/1925) Sophia (born 2/13/1852, died 9/3/1942);
          John B.(born 2/10/1854, died 7/1932);
          James B. (born 8/2/1856, died 12/6/1906);
          Jacob (born 2/24/1858, died 7/25/1858);
          Abraham (birth/death unknown) [See biography of Abraham]

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          Name: Phineas Clawson Photo
          Date born:
          Date died:
          Burial place:
          Parents: Timothy Clawson and Nancy Field
          Spouse:
          Date married:
          Place married:
          Occupation:
          Children: J.T. of Tyler, Min.

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          Name: Thomas Clawson
          Date born: 8/12/1768 Pennsylvania
          Date died: 9/18/1836
          Burial place:
          Parents:
          Garrett Clawson and Mary (?)
          Spouse: Sophia Covalt Photo
          Date married: 11/1794
          Place married:
          Occupation:
          Children:
          Abraham (1795)
          Mary (1797)
          Lois (1798)
          Josiah (1799)
          Thomas (1800)
          Rachel (1803)
          Garret (1804)
          Timothy (1806)

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          Name: Garrett Clawson
          Date born: Unknown. Immigrated from Holland
          Date died: Approx 1780, West Augusta, VA, (now Green Co, Pa)
          Burial place:
          Parents: Unknown
          Spouse: Mary
          Date married:
          Place married:
          Occupation:
          Children:
          Peter
          Garret Jr.
          Mary
          John
          Thomas ,
          Josiah

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          JOSEPH HAYNES:
          According to Joseph Clawson Sr., great grandfather Joseph Haynes Clawson was captured by the Sue Indians at the age of 17. He was held captive for two years before making his escape. Later, after he had married and had six sons, they opened the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma. He founded a newspaper "The Hughes County Tribune" located in Holdenville, Oklahoma. He states it was founded in 1935. After his death, it was run by three of his sons. The paper was later bought out by another paper in town. He was either the "first" or one of the first founding masters of the Masonic lodge in Champaign, Ill. He served in the Union army.
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          An Oral Family History

          JOSEPH HAYNES CLAWSON - OBITUARY
          (as listed in the Hughes County Tribune on April 9, 1925)

          “Life’s race well run,
          Life’s work well done,
          Life’s crown well won,
          Now comes rest”.

          Friday Morning, last, the Tribune’s presses were silent, for Joseph Haynes Clawson, the paper’s founder, and chief, had passed behind the alabaster veil. The end came suddenly and without warning. No suffering marked his final moments of earthly life. Having partaken of a light breakfast, Mr. Clawson sat reclining in his chair when he was stricken with an attack of heart failure, and thus his career of school teacher, soldier, merchant and editor came to a close.

          Exactly three quarters of a century ago the 19th day of April last, Joseph Haynes Clawson was born in Warren County, Indiana where he spent his childhood ‘mid the sycamores and candle lights of the Hoosier state. For several years during his young manhood Mr. Clawson taught school. Later he served in the United States army as an enlisted soldier, following which he was engaged in the mercantile business. Then came the call of what was then known as the West, and in February 1901, following several years residence in Kansas, where he taught school and later founded the Modern Light of Columbus, Kansas, the only Democratic newspaper of Cherokee County. Afterwards he moved to Chelsea, I.___ where he established the Chelsea Reporter, and today these two newspapers are among the most important newspapers of their particular section.

          He moved to Holdenville during February 1901 and founded the Tribune, the first issue of the paper being dated march 1, 1901, and continued to edit and publish this paper for several years when he disposed of it. Later, in 1913, the deceased and his son, W. R. Clawson again acquired ownership of the Tribune, and thus, for thirty-five years, almost continuously, Mr. Clawson was actively engaged in the publishing business.

          Mr. Clawson left surviving him his wife, Esther Ann Clawson, and his six sons; Gilbert A. Clawson, who resides at Venice, Calif., Joseph W. Clawson, residing in St. Louis, Mo., and Don D. and W. R. Clawson, L. L. Clawson and Dewey E. Clawson , all of Holdenville. The three latter sons have been actively connected with the Tribune staff for many years. W. R. Clawson being in partnership with his father. All of the deceased’s sons are engaged in the newspaper, printing or publishing business.

          The deceased was a member of all the Masonic orders, save and except the Shrine, and not over a month ago expressed the wish that he might live to attend the first meeting of his order to be held in the new Masonic Temple in Holdenville, now under construction. He was one of the leaders in the movement to erect the temple.

          Mr. Clawson’s wisdom and unfailing energy helped shape the destiny of the public school system in this city, as he served for several years on the school board and worked tirelessly for the new high school. He was public spirited, generous, charitable, and numbered his friends by his acquaintances.

          Mr. Clawson adhered to the Christian Science faith.

          Funeral services for the departed were conducted at the Baptist church Sunday afternoon. Mr. Bailey, reader of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, of Oklahoma City, read the ceremony, which was attended by hundreds of people, many of whom were unable to crowd into the church edifice. Following the church services the Masonic lodge assumed charge of the further services at the Holdenville cemetery. The cortage, which followed all that was mortal of the deceased to the cemetary, was the largest that has been seen in Holdenville for many years. Floral offerings bespeaking the sympathy of the deceased’s earthly friends literally banked the chancel of the church.

          Mr. Clawson’s death marked the passing of an upright and useful citizen. He harbored malice toward no man. Idle gossip never crossed his lips. His time, his energy and his means were dedicated to helping making better men and his community and state a better place.
          G. ARTHUR HOLLOWAY.

          ONE WHO SERVED

          The world at large will little note the passing of J.H. Clawson of the Hughes County tribune, who died at his desk in Holdenville last Friday. But within Hughes County, where Mr. Clawson lived and labored for a quarter century, there is genuine regret that he is gone. It was in Hughes County that his best work was done, it was there he built up one of he best weekly newspapers in Oklahoma, and it was there that he lent aid in advancing every cause that sought to make his people more prosperous and happy. Too often a busy people fail to realize the effective service rendered by the so-called small-town editor, who is working for the common good while the majority are interested only in their private affairs. J. H. Clawson was working for Holdenville and Hughes county through many long and trying years and both town and county are all the better for his life and labors – Luther Harrison in Tuesday’s Daily Oklahoma.

          TRIBUTE TO J. H. CLAWSON

          The passing of Joseph H. Clawson recalls an acquaintance of more than twenty years. It was our good fortune to have associated with im much in early times as well as later. We drove over Hughes County some eighteen years ago together. He was one of the best men I ever met, had such an even temper, always looking at the better side of everything. No guile was ever found in his mouth. So thoroughly honest, he was always prone to give the other fellow the best of everything. He was always ready to help the other fellow. TRUTH was his watchword. He was always trying to pull some body up and nobody down. Holdenville has just cause to morn his passing. His hope for the future was ever present with him and we feel he is now enjoying the reward of the faithful.
          ED ARNOLD

          TIMOTHY:
          NOTE: This information was provided to me by John Laird via E-mail.
          Margaret -- Thanks so much for your detailed recounting of your family. There are some interesting points. I find that the Joseph H. Clawson born in 1849 in Warren County, Indiana, seems to fit someone in my research. I have pasted in information about that below. The names Phineas, Sophia, and Joseph do appear in this family.
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          Timothy Clawson -- the eighth child of Thomas and Sophia, born February 25, 1806 in Ohio. He is shown to have married Mary Ives on March 15, 1827, and Miami Valley Pioneers show Mary’s birthdate to have been Jan 23, 1805. Timothy married Nancy Fields after his first wife died. The Indiana Ancestors indicate that Timothy came to Fountain County in 1824, and bought land there in 1828. Timothy appears to have had five children by Mary, and seven children by Nancy. One child by each wife did not live but a few months, which likely explains why in son Abraham's biography it is listed that Timothy had ten children.
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          In the biography of Timothy's son, Abraham [transcribed in its entirety below], it was written about Timothy and Mary: "Timothy and Mary (Ives) Clawson, natives of Ohio and Indiana, respectively, reared a family of ten children and were among the well known and highly esteemed residents of the community where they passed the greater part of their lives. TimothyClawson came to Indiana when nineteen years old and by occupation was a farmer. He was a man of excellent parts and high moral standing, a successful tiller of the soil and his influence was exerted for the good of his neighbors and fellow citizens."

          Timothy Clawson is shown in the 1830 census in Fountain County with a man and woman each between the ages of twenty and thirty and a boy under the age of five.

          In the records of the Indiana State Militia from 1812-1851, found in the Indiana State Library, is Timothy Clawson, Captain, 74th Regiment ISM, Commissioned, November 12, 1833. Thomas Clawson was named a Major in the 74th Regiment the year before. There is a second listing for Timothy Clawson, Captain, Independent Blues ISM, Commissioned, September 16, 1842.

          Timothy is shown in an early Fountain County land transaction: Book 3, p. 310. May 18, 1832. Timothy Clawson and Mary his wife to Timothy Brown for 90 dollars. 40 acres. Part of Section 4, Township 21, Range 7.

          From the Timothy Clawson biography in the Charles Clawson narrative: "Children: Phineas, June 14, 1845-November 15, 1930; Cyntha, February 7, 1847-August, 1908; Joseph H., April 19, 1849-April 3, 1925; Sophia, February 13, 1852-September 3, 1942; John, February 10, 1854-July 1932; James B., August 2, 1856-December 6, 1906; and Jacob, February 24, 1858-July 25, 1858.

          Timothy first settled in Davis Township, Fountain County, Indiana, and then later moved to Medina Township, Warren County. After he settled on his property in Medina Township, he set aside a small piece of his land known as the Clawson Cemetery, in which he buried two of his infant sons (according to family stories). Later he built the Clawson School in front of the cemetery for the education of his own children and the education of other children in the area.

          Nancy Field told the story many times that she was part Indian, which has been suggested to have been Potawatomi. Her brother John denied it because in those days it was disgraceful, but it is the opinion that she really was part Indian."

          Timothy Clawson is shown in the Fountain County 1840 census with one man and woman each between thirty and forty, one male and one female each between the ages of ten and fifteen, two boys and one girl between the ages of five and ten, and one boy under the age of five.

          In Independence Cemetery in Warren County is buried Mary Clawson, consort of Timothy, died October 20, 1843 at 37y, 8m, 27d. This would place her birthdate at January 24, 1806.

          In Armstrong Chapel Cemetery in Warren County in Liberty Township is buried Clawson, infant son of T & M, died November 12, 1850 at three days.

          There is no Timothy Clawson listed in the 1850 census in Indiana. In the 1860 census, Timothy is shown in Warren County, 54 born in Ohio, with Nancy, 37, Abraham, 24, "Finiss", 15, Cynthia, 13, Joseph H., 11, Sophia, 9, John B., 6[born Feb 10, 1854, married on March 27, 1879 to Melissa Pearson, daughter of Samuel and Jane Pearson; two children, Celia and Zada; elected to the township council], and James B., 4, all born in Indiana. Timothy Clawson died on February 14, 1874.

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