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Clara Mae Conn

Female 1916 - 2012  (95 years)


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  • Name Clara Mae Conn  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 25 Sep 1916  Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Died 13 Aug 2012  Vidor, Orange County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried Gravel Hill Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • The Orange Leader
      August 15, 2012
      Clara Johnson
      Orange-Clara Johnson, 95, of Orange, died Monday, August 13, 2012, at Oakwood Manor in Vidor.

      Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 16, 2012, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Jeff Bell, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Port Acres. A Graveside Servie will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday at Gravel Hill Cemetery near Bronson, Texas.

      Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

      Born in Hemphill, Texas on September 25, 1916, Clara was the daughter of John K. and Allie (Humphries) conn.

      She was raised on a farm in Hemphill and by the time she was in her 20's she was working at the shipyard in Orange during World War II. She was a selalline "Rosy the Riveter" welder at the shipyard, where she met a fellow who she would soon call her husband, They had Frances in 1945 and Tucker in 1949. While raising their children they lived in Orange and Kentucky. In 1967, her first grandchild was born, and she raised Charlotte as her daughter.

      She owned her own beauty shope and had many wonderful memories throughout the years. She was an active member of Cove Baptist Church, where she taught the elderly ladies Sunday School Class as well as participated in other organizations at the church. After Hurricane Ike, Clara donated her house and land to the church and moved to Mauriceville with her granddaughter.

      She was "Mawmaw" to many, "Miss Clara" to some, Nanny to a few, Mother to three!

      She was the best there was! That's no lie, Heaven had a new angel tonight.

      She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, N. T. Johnson; sister, Maurine Travis; and brothers JD Conn and Arnold Conn.

      Clara is survived by her daughter, Frances Breaux of Bridge City; son Tucker Johnson of Houston; and daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Eric Wolfford of Mauriceville. She is also survived by her five granchildren, Raymond Henry, Sherry Breaux, Kevin Breaux, James Breaux and Shelia Breaux; three great-grandchildren, Adrian, Aaron and Austyn Wolfford; and brother, Jackie Ray Conn of Colorado.

      Serving as Pallbearers will be Tonny Travis, Larry Travis, Mike Conn, Austyn Wolfford, Adrian Wolfford and Aaron Wolfford.

      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, October 2012)
    Person ID I37523  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 3 Nov 2012 

    Father John Aliance "Johnnie" Conn,   b. 11 Jan 1887, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1961, Houston, Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Allie Elnora Humphreys,   b. 14 Jan 1893, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1975, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married Y  [6
    • At the time of the 1910 census, Johnnie and Alllie were living in adjoining households in Sabine County, on the Hemphill/San Augustine Road. Johnny was living with his parents, and Ara J Humphreys, was a border in the Conn Home. Ara was likely a younger sister of Allie. Allie was a boarder with Johnny's aunt, Minnie Conn Boyett and her husband Nathan Boyett.
    Family ID F3424  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nathan Thomas Johnson, Sr.,   b. 11 Sep 1916,   d. 12 Jan 1986  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 28 Aug 1944  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 28 Oct 2012 
    Family ID F11521  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Sep 1916 - Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Aug 1944 - Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Aug 2012 - Vidor, Orange County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Gravel Hill Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336] The Sabine County Reporter, P.O. Box 700, Hemphill, Texas (Published Weekly), (Founded in 1883, The Sabine County Reporter (USPS 474-660) is published once a week on Wednesday. The Reporter is Published by Sabine County Reporter, Inc. Postmaster: Send change of address to P.O. Box 700, Hemphill, Texas 75948-0700. The Sabine County Reporter and The Rambler merged March 1, 1988. Member National Newspaper Association and Texas Press Association.), May 18, 2011, Page 14, obituary of Maureen Frances Travis (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S266] Ancestry.com - Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 [database online], (Ancestry.com Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: Texas. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997. Texas: Texas Department of State Health Services. Microfiche.), based on the listings of her children (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S483] 1920 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005, (For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the NARA web page. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1920 United States Federal Census, the Fourteenth Census of the United States. It includes all states and territories, as well as Military and Naval Forces, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and the Panama Canal Zone. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, birthplace, year of immigration, mother tongue, and parentsí birthplaces. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1920 Federal Census.), Texas, Sabine County, JP One Enumerated 16 Feb 1920 SD 326 ED 168 Sheet 36B and 37A 727-751 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1376] Ancestry.com - United States Obituary Collection.

    5. [S873] Find A Grave [database online]; http://www.findagrave.com/, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.), # 81584064 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S607] McCary, Kay P. "Gravel Hill Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas" Cemetery Index ; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsabine/burials/.