Charles Allen CLEBURN Rama Allen TERRY Jean CLEBURN Elsa C YOUNGREN Mini tree diagram
Barbara Lorene CLEBURN

Barbara Lorene CLEBURN1,2,6,3,4

28th Oct 19371,2,3,4,5 - 19793

Life History

28th Oct 1937

Born in Colorado.1,2,3,4,5

16th Sep 1957

Married Rama Allen TERRY in Raton, Colfax, New Mexico.1,2,2

before May 1960

Divorced from Rama Allen TERRY.6


Died in Pueblo County, Colorado.3

5th Jun 1979

Buried in Beulah Cemetery, Beulah, Pueblo County, Colorado.3,3


  • Barbara Cleburn was born in Colorado in 1937.  She was reported in the2940 census with her parents in the Austin, Texas, area.

    1940 Federal Census, Travis County, Texas, 19 April, Justice Precinct4, District 227-77, Page 10B, Hse #226, Rents $11
    Cleburn, Charles A Head M W 30 Married Grade 8 b Oklahoma Rural DawsonCo TX in 1935 Carpen ter's Helper, Dam Construction [b abt 1910]
    Cleburn, Elsa C Wife F W 21 Single Grade H2 b Texas Rural Rural PuebloCo CO in 1935 [b abt 1919]
    Cleburn, Barbara L Dau F W 2 Single Grade 0 b Colorado [b abt 1938]

    Her parents were reported the year after herbirth in the CityDirectory for Pueblo, colorado.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Pueblo, Colorado, City Directory, 1938, p 78
    Cleburn Charles A (Elsie C) steelwkr h 231 E 4th apt 11

    Linda VIxie, in touch with Barbara's daughter, reports the following:

    Here’s is the marriage record of Roger L. Tripp to Barbara L. Sullivanin Raton, NM, 16 Sep 1957. His birth date and place are given....(Sullivan is Barbara’s married name; maiden name was Cleburn.)

    Barbara’s age isn’t correct, and she wasn’t born in Texas. She wasthen 19 years old, almost 20, and this is her third marriage. Herdaughter (my friend, who I’m doing this work for) was the child ofanother guy in there between #2 and #3. Mr. Sullivan was already inGermany with the army when my friend was conceived. His name is on herorig. birth cert, but he can’t be her father.
    --  Linda Vixie, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 7 February 2015

    New Mexico Marriage License
    Colorado Marriage licenses
    Roger L Tripp, age 26
    Birth 17 April 1931 Marlowe [sic], Oklahoma
    Residence Colorado Springs CO
    Barbara L Sullivan, age 22 [a comparison of the various sourcesindicates Barbara was actually 19 then, b abt 1937]
    Birth  20 October 1934 [this birthday would make her 22, and 23 thecoming month] Dallas, Texas
    Residence Colorado Springs CO
    Marriage 16 September 1957 in Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico bySteve S Segota, Justice of the Peace
    Witnesses Lloyd and Clara Casida
    License #48124 issued and recorded 16 September 1957

    There is a marriage license on file for Barbara Tripp dated 14 May1960.  But it was not executed.  The ceremony part of it is stillempty.This document authorizes the marriage of Barbara Togna LoreneTripp to Julius Nemeth, both of Barberton, Ohio.  They both give thesame residence address.  This document reports that Barbara has beendivorced twice.  We would expect the most recent of those to be adivorce from Roger Tripp, since that is her last married name.However, we have the report from her daughter above that she had beenmarried twice before marrying Roger.

    This document is wrong in stating that she was twice divorced.  It mayhave been three times.  This is also indicated in the alternative namegiven with the index for this record, Barbara Cleburn.  The birth datehere is a little different from that given on her license for marriageto Roger Tripp.  That earlier one gave ther birth date as 20 October1934, and this one says 28 October 1934.  Her age is reported as age26 in 1960, the same as she reported in 1957.  The age on thiscertificate matches the birth date given, even if the specific day isdifferent.

    Tripp family researcher reports that Barbara misrepresented here age alot.

    "Barbara misrepresents her age a lot,  in the many documents we’vefound on her.  She has a sad history and was quite the wild childthroughout her short life.  This is only a fraction of the story.  Shespent most of her life in prison.  I’ve learned not to be surprised byanything we find on her, but I always still am."
    --  Linda Vixie, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 8 February 2015

    Note that on both these marriage licenses, Barbara's birth place isreported as Dallas, Texas.

    Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980
    Barbara Togna Lorene Tripp [Barbara Togna Lorene Cleburn]
    Age 26, Birth 28 Oct 1934 Dallas, Texas
    Residence 3461 Akronview Dr, Barberton, Summit County, Ohio
    Father Charles A Cleburn
    Mother Elsa Youngren
    She was twice previously married and twice divorced
    Spouse's Name Julius Nemeth
    Spouse Birth Date 5 Apr 1925
    Residence 3461 Akronview Dr, Barberton, Summit County, Ohio
    Spouse Father's Name Louis Nemeth
    Spouse Mother's Name Vilma Resnaki
    He was once previously married, now a widower
    License issued 14 May 1960 Summit County, Ohio
    Certificate of solemnization unfilled, no filing date.

    Her name in this license is Barbara Togna Lorene Tripp.  The Lorenelooks like it could be a middle name, but the sequence is like it is amarried name.  Togna, however, could also be a middle name, maybe asurname somewhere in her mother’s line?  Her father was Charles ACleburn, her mother Elsa Youngren.  Linda Vixie comments that Tognawas an alias that Barbara liked and used sometimes.

    Also, this license states that she has been married twice and divorcedtwice, before this license in 1960.  That includes the Tripp license.So she has lowered the number of marriages in this declaratoin, ifearlier information was correct that she had already been marriedtwice when she married Roger Tripp at age 19. Or could her daughterhave got confused about when the various marriages were?

    Linda Vixie found out from Nemeth family members that Barbara had beenserving as a nanny for Julius Nemeth's daughters after this wife died. They were planning to get married, but then Julius called it off.

    "Barbara was the nanny for several girls in a widower’s household.I’ve talked to them, and they remember her, but their father kickedher out before the marriage occurred. They didn’t know they went asfar as a license."
    --  Linda Vixie, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 8 February 2015

    I have found some more documents for Barbara, and her parents with herin the 1940 Texas census.  This reports her born in Colorado.  Barbaramay have actually had a legitimate erroneous memory and thought shewas born in Texas, since she was only two in this census.  She wouldnot have remembered Colorado before her family moved to Texas.

    Barbara's age of two in the 1940 census would correlate with her ageas 19 in 1957 when she married Roger Lee Tripp.  Her grave has tehbirth year as 1937.  Updated info for her memorial on Find a Grave wassubmitted and the updted memorial is included here.

    Barbara Cleburn
    Birth Oct. 28, 1937 Colorado
    Death 1979 Pueblo County, Colorado
    Charles A Cleburn (1910 - 1999)
    Elsie Youngren Cleburn (1918 - 1952)
    Burial Beulah Cemetery, Beulah, Pueblo County, Colorado
    Created by Member #47700116 May 16, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #90221538,

    There is a second memorial for a Barbara L Cleburne who matches ourBarbara Lorene Cleburn, but the burial is in another cemetery.  Thismemorial has no dates in the primary data fields, but with a note onthe burial date from Colorado Springs city burial records.  There isno photo of a grave.  The date of bnurial matches the year of burialreported in the above memorial.  It appears this memorial was postedwith the burial informatoni form a death certifiacgte or simialrrecord for Colorado Springs records, when the actual burial occurredin the Beulah Cemetery at Pueblo.  This could have been because, likemay other cases I have seen, the coroner or physician was told onecemetery, but that place was uncertain or the burial place was changedafter removal fopr preparation.

    Barbara L Cleburne
    Birth unknown
    Death unknown
    Note: Buried: 6/5/1979, Source: City of Colo Spgs online cem data3/2/09
    Burial Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado,Block 00109 - - 000367
    Created by Mariah, Joe & Connie Mar 04, 2009
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #34465690,

    A record was found that meets the descripotin of "City of Colo Spgsonline cem data."
    --  Evergreen and Fairview Cemeteries,,

    But the Evergreen Cemetery burial registry has no Cleburn listed inthe records.  This seems to corroborate our supposition that thismemorial was entered from a list based on the physician's report.  NoColorado death record has been found.
    --  Evergreen Cemetery,,
    --  Evergreen Cemetery, USGenWeb,


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