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Marcellus Clover
Bible Record of John Frederick Clover, son of Marcellus Clover 

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Marcellus3, Cornelius2, John1 Clover of New York and Connecticut.)
Marcellus Clover, born 27 December 1845, died 28 November 1932.He is buried in Terre Haute Cemetery, near Stronghurst, Illinois with his wife, Susan (McClure) Clover, born 28 June 1851, died 6 May 1904.(42) Marcellus Clover, born ca. 1846, married Susan Mcclure, born ca. 1850, on 19 April 1870, Des Moines, Iowa. [ The John Frederick Clover Bible Record says gives the same marriage date.  I have a copy of the marriage record and they were married at the Old Zion Parsonage.]

1880 Carman, Henderson County, Illinois; Roll: 212; Page: 116D; ED 97:  Marcellus. Clover 34 farmer IL NY NC; Susan. L. Clover wife 29 OH PA OH; John. F. Clover son 6 IL IL OH; Mary. A. Clover dau 4 IL IL OH;  Joseph. H. Clover son 2 IL IL OH; Clara Flatt servant 17 IL PA PA; George. W. Boydstar laborer 25 IL unk unk; Sarah Jenings guest 52 widowed NJ NJ NJ

A. Nellie Clover, born 8 August 1871, died 15 August 1871, buried Clover Cemetery, Henderson County, Illinois. [This child is not in the bible record, but Marilyn Aylward has it in her family records.]

B. John Frederick Clover, born 30 January 1874, died 23 July 1960. He married 14 November 1906, Mary Elizabeth "Mammie" Powell. She was born 1878, died 2 February 1958.

Funeral Card and obit sent by James Clover: Mary E. Clover, born 18 January 1878, died 2 February 1958, interred Carman (Illinois) Cemetery.
Obituary: from Galesburg Register-Mail, Galesburg, Illinois 23 July 1960:
J. Fred Clover. Stronghurst: Funeral services for J. Fred Clover, 86, of Stronghurst, who died today at 4:45 AM in Burlington Hospital will be held Monday at 2 PM in Carmen Methodist Church.
    The Rev. Martin Boyer will offiate and burial will be in the Carmen Cemetery.
    Mr. Clover was born 30 January 1874, at Carmen and was a member of the Carmen Methodist Church, IOOF Lodge, Carmen Masonic, and Rebekkah Lodges.
    Suvivors: two sons, Joseph of Sperry, Iowa, and John of Carmen; three brothers, Tom of Lomax, Harry of West Virginia, and NOrris of Gardena, California; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Williams of Lisbon, Ohio, and Mrs. Mary Cartwright of Burlington.
Obituary: Mrs. J. F. Clover: Mary E. Clover 80 wife of J. Fred Clover of Carmen, Illinois, died in Burlington Hospital at 4:55 PM Sunday, Feb. 2.
    Services will be conducted at the Carmen Methodist Church at 2 PM Wednesday. The Rev. Cyril M. Jackson will officiate, and burial will be in the Carmen Cemetery.  The body is at the Mellor Funeral Home in Stronghurst.
    Mrs. Clover was the former Mary E. Powell, daughter of William A. and Elizabeth Smith Powell, and was born in Stronghurst Township on 18 January 1878. She was married to J. Fred Clover, who survives as do two sons, John Clover, of Carman, and Joseph Clover, of Sperry; five grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. 
Children of John Frederick Clover and Mary Powell:
i) Joseph Francis Clover, born 7 November 1907, died 25 March 1991, according to SSDI.
ii) John F. Clover: Obituary sent by James Clover: John F. Clover jr, Servies for John F. Clover jr, 59, Carmen, Illinois, who died Tuesday September 17, in a car truck collision on the Lomax blacktop, were held Friday, September 20 at Carmen Methodist Church with burial in Carmen Cemetery.
    Mr. Clover, born 28 February 1909, in Carmen, spent his life in the community.  He was employed at the Lehigh-Leopold Furniture Co. in Burlington. Mr. Clover was the superintendent of church school at Carmen Methodist church, a member of IOOF 409, Masonic Lodge 732, and Carmen Rebekah Lodge 525.
    He married Mary L. Bowlyou, in Monmouth, 9 September 1936. Survivors include: his wife, a son, John F. Clover III, Frankfort, Germany, a brother Joe of Sperry and a grandchild. 

C. Mary Alidia Clover, born 21 February 1876, died 1963. She married (first) 21 April 1898, George Gillis, 1896-1914. She married (second) 5 June 1919, Elmer Cartwright. Elmer E. Cartwright, 11 February 1861-to 18 July 1943. buried Dallas City with first wife and children. George M. Gillis wa son of Robt and Anna Gillis.

D. Joseph Harry Clover, born 3 August 1877, died 26 December 1972, buried Carmen, Illinois. He married 2 June 1902, Kathryn McLane, 1881-1961. 
[See picture of him  below.]
Funeral Card and obituary sent by James Clover:
Joseph Harry Clover, born 3 August 1877, died 26 December 1972, interred Carmen Cemetery.
Obituary: Joseph H. Clover
Stronghurst, Illinois. Joseph Harry Clover 95, of Charleston, West Virginia, died Tuesday 26 December at his home.
    He was born 3 August 1877, in Carman, the son of Marcellus and Susan McClure Clover.  He married Kathryn McLane in Terre Haute, Illinois, 2 June 1905.  She died in 1961.
    Surviving: Three sons, Everett, of Muscatine, Dean, of Burlington, Floyd of Glendate, California, one daughter, Mrs. Eva Hanson, Charleston, West Virginia; one brother Norris, of Gardena, California; eight grandchildren, and four great granchildren.

E. Thomas Foster Clover, born 3 August 1880. He married 24 March 1909, Mable Vaughn. According to the funeral card sent by James Clover, he was born 3 August 1880, died 24 October 1960, interred Crane Cemetery, Lomax, Illinois.  Mabel Ann Vaughn 8 September 1885-11 January 1962. She was the daughter of Newton and Estella M. Vaughn.

F. Grace Ethel Clover 7 April 1883, died 11 June 1969. She married 1 January 1908, George Williams.

G. George Marcellus Clover, born 1 April 1885, died 6 June 1942. He married 28 November 1885, Eva Kern. GEORGE M. CLOVER
LAID TO REST AT TERRE HAUTE, IN CEMETERY Sent by James Clover, typed by Pat Vaseska.
Burlington, Iowa,

    George Marcelius Clover, son of Marcellus and Susan Clover, was born on April 1st 1885 at the Old Clover home, one-fourth mile south west of Carman, Illinois and passed away June 6, 1942 at the University Hospital at Iowa City, IA.
    On November 4th, 1908 he was united in marriage with Eva May Kern of Decorra, Illinois.  To this union five children were born: Gerald Kern of Stronghurst, IL; Lowell Keith of Dallas City, IL; Laura Berniece of Chicago, IL; Leah Maxine at home; and George Arlin passed away at the age of 11 months.
    Those who mourn his passing besides his wife and children are three grandchildren, Geraldine Arlin, Ruth Elaine, and Sherry Kay Clover.  Also four brothers and two sisters: J. Fred Clover of Carman, Illinois; Mary Cartwright of Burlington, IA; J. Harry Clover of Denmark, Iowa; Thomas F. Clover of Lomax, Illinois; Grace E. Williams of Lisbon, Ohio, and Norris J. Clover of Gardens, California, also nieces and nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

1920 Stronghurst, Henderson County, Illinois; Roll: T625_372; Page: 4A; ED 41:  George M Clover 33 IL IL IN; Eva M Clover wife 33 IL IL IL; Kern Gerald Clover son 9 IL IL IL; Lowell K Clover son 7 IL IL IL; Laura Bernice Clover dau 4 IL IL IL.  
Children of George and Eva Kern: [Dates based upon funeral cards sent by James Clover. Other children from obituary.]
 1) Gerald Kern Clover, born 25 January 1910, died 14 March 1983, interred Terra Haute (Indiana) Cemetery. [Note first name was Gerald in 1920 census.] Married 28 April 1935, Elsie Martha Bennet
Elisie M. Clover, born 26 March 1914, died 18 May 1985, interred Terra Haute (Indiana) Cemetery. Casket bearers: Steve Reed, Shawn Clover, Christopher Byers, Brian Reed, Carl Johnson, Nathaniel Hensley.
2. Lowell Keith Clover, born 12 July 1912, died 26 April 1983, interred Terre Haute Cemetery. Married 21 January 1940 Maxine Ailes.
3. Laura Bernice Clover, 25 October 1917, married Joseph Furia.
4. Leah Maxine Clover
born 26 June 1924, married June 1946, James E. Bell
5. George Arlin Clover, born 1927, died 1928, aged 11 months, buried Terre Haute Cemetery.

H. Norris Josephus Clover, born 5 July 1890.  He married 21 November 1921, Alice Busse. According to the California Death Index, Norris died 26 January 1976 in Gardena, Los Angeles County, California. Alice was the daughter of Fred. Wm. Busse [AKA Bussey] and Minnie Sophia (Pengeman).
Funeral Card sent by James Clover: Alice Emma Clover, born 23 February 1899, Danville, Iowa, died 17 September 1981, Mt. Vernon, Washington, Interment at Roosevelt Memorial Park, Gardena, California.

1930 Gardena, Los Angeles County, California; Roll: 126; Page: 16A; ED 952: Norris J Clover 39 IL US US; Alice E Clover wife 31 IA GER IA; Darryl B Clover son 2  CA IL IA; Wanna Lee Clover dau 1 CA IL IA; C. Evelyn Busse sister in law 12 IA GER IA; Virginia M Busse sister in law 10 IA GER IA

John Frederick4 Clover (Marcellus3, Cornelius2, John1 Clover of New York and Connecticut.)
Bible Record

Photocopies of this bible was sent to me by James Clover.  Thanks very much to him for sharing.  It was given to John Frederick Clover at the time of his marriage to Mary Elizabeth Powell in 1906.  The inscription reads: To John Frederick Clover from his grandmother, Mary McClure.  This would have been Susan's mother. Note that Mary wrote her own marriage on the marriage page.  Mary Hazen married Joseph B. McClure.

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This Picture is of Joe Clover, father of James Clover who sent it to me.


This article refers to John Frederick Clover, the owner of the bible. It covers two pages.  Read the columns down.  Thanks to James Clover for sending it.  
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