Yancy B BLEDSOE Ruth BLEDSOE Lorena Luceny STALLINGS Mini tree diagram

Claire BLEDSOE3,4

also known as Clara BLEDSOE2

21st Aug 18971,2,3,4 - Aug 19801

Life History

21st Aug 1897

Born in Deport, Lamar, Texas.1,2,3,4

Aug 1980

Died in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri.1


  • In the 1900 census, Claire is reported as Clara and as a girl.  In1910, this is corrected to give his name as Claire and report that heis a Male.  The conflict of gender was settled when i found his WWIDraft Registration.  He was living in St Louis, Missouri, at the time,and working in East St Louis, Illinois.

    U. S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Claire OBledsoe, 4053 Lindell St, St Louis, Missouri; born 21 August 1897 inDeport, Lamar County, Texas; father born Tennessee; employer Mobile &Ohio RR, East St Louis, Illinois; nearest relative Mrs Y B Bledsoe,Idabel, Oklahoma; registration in St Louis, 24 August 1918; signed C OBledsoe.

    Since he reports his mother as his nearest relative, it would seemYancy has passed away before this time.  But we know this is not thecase, since he appears in the 1920 census with Ceny.  Yancy is missingfrom the 1930 census, so he died between 1920 and 1930.

    The Social Security Death Index gives us some more information aboutClaire.  We learn the month and year of death.  We see he was stillliving in St Louis, where he was in 1917, when he registered for theWWI draft.

    Name: Claire Bledsoe
    Born 21 Aug 1898
    Died Aug 1980
    Last Residence Saint Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri  63122
    SSN 497-01-2113 issued: Missouri (Before 1951)


  • 1. Social Security Death Index
    • Claire Bledsoe
  • 2. 1900 Federal Census, Lamar County, Texas
    • 23 June, Justice Precinct 7, District 86, page 19B, east of Bee Bayou,
  • 3. 1910 Federal Census, Red River County, Texas
    • 26 April, Justice Precinct 4, District 124, page 9A, Hse/Fam #161
  • 4. U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    • Claire O Bledsoe, 4053 Lindell St, St Louis, Missouri; born 21 August

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