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John Lynn McLemore

John Lynn McLemore

Male 1932 - 2007  (74 years)

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  • Name John Lynn McLemore  [1, 2
    Born 26 Dec 1932  San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Sep 2007  Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 16 Sep 2007  Rosevine Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • His original Texas Birth Certificate listed him as Dalton McLemore. He was not known by this name as he was growing up, and was dismayed to discover this years later. He legally changed his name to John Lynn. Perhaps he was initially named in honor of his mother's brother-in-law, Dalton Cousins.

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      Name: Dalton Mclemore
      Event Type: Birth
      Event Date: 26 Dec 1932
      Event Place: San Augustine, San Augustine, Texas, United States
      Gender: Male
      Father's Name: Vessie Eugine Mclemore
      Mother's Name: Nina Ophelia Fuller
      Certificate Number: 98874
      Digital Folder Number: 005035230
      Image Number: 01691
      Collection: Vessie Eugine Mclemore in entry for Dalton Mclemore, "Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"

      Lynn served in the U.S. Army from January 24, 1955 to January 25, 1957, and was stationed at Fort Lewis in Washington State.

      He spent most of his working life as a welder in Texas and Oklahoma. He and his wife Bobbie retired to the family homestead in San Augustine in the mid 1980's, where he raised cattle, and was overseer of the timber and wildlife on McLemore farmstead.

      Sabine County Reporter
      September 19, 2007
      Page 11

      John Lynn McLemore

      John Lynn McLemore, 74, of San Augustine died Sept. 13, 2007 in Lufkin.

      He was born Dec. 26, 1932 in San Augustine to Vessie Eugene McLemore and Nina Ophelia Fuller McLemore. He was a rancher  and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was also a member of the Rosevine Church of God.

      Survivors: wife, Bobbie McLemore of San Augustine; daughters, Lynda Sue Michaelski and husband Patrick of Clear Lake, Debbie McAdams of Lufkin, Dayna Martin and husband Nathaniel of Nacogdoches; sons, Steven Nash, and wife, Lori of Marble Falls, David Nash and wife, Jerri of Texas City, Charles Henry McLemore of Broaddus, Kenneth Edward McLemore of San Augustine, Ray Lyn Frederick and wife, Alicia of Wells; brother, Tom McLemore and wife Bonnie of Houston; sister, Evon Tisdale of Lufkin; 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

      Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 16 at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine with Rev. Floyd Wright officiating. Interment followed at Rosevine Cemetery.

      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, Fall 2007; note that the original obituary showed Lynn's daughter as Linda Sue McMichaelski, in error)

      A similar obituary appeared in the September 20, 2007 issue of the San Augustine Tribune, page 10.
    • (Medical):Prostate Cancer
    Person ID I58  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2014 

    Father Vessie Eugene McLemore,   b. 1 Feb 1885, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1952, San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Nina Ophelia Fuller,   b. 15 Sep 1891, Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1980, Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 7 Nov 1907  Many, Sabine Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Nina's mother died six months after Nina's Fifteenth birthday.  As the oldest girl, and second of eight children, all the day to day household tasks of caring for their large family immediately fell to her. To make matters worse, Nina's father had relatives who had moved to the fertile lower Rio Grande Valley to farm. They encouraged him to move down there as well. He had made several trips down to visit them, and to inspect land. Nina was desperately afraid of leaving her beloved east Texas.

      About this same time, Nina met Vessie McLemore met at a church revival. They enjoyed each other's company, and began secretly corresponding with each other. Vessie soon proposed, and in November 1907, they snuck across the river to Many, Louisiana and eloped. Nina had turned sixteen years old not quite two months earlier. Nina told her granddaughter, Melinda, that she and Vessie had only seen each other twice in person before their marriage. A photo exists that appears to be their wedding picture. Vessie is wearing a dark suit with a white shirt and white bow tie, and Nina in a white dress, with a large flower in her hair.

      Witnesses at their wedding were, H. E. White, presumably Henry Ernest White--Vessie's first cousin-- and A. McGown [likely either Albert or Andrew McGown, brothers who lived nearby the young couple in Geneva, Texas].

      The license was filed for record on 14 July 1908 in Volume 3, Page 272 of the Marriage Records of Sabine Parish, Louisiana by W. E. McNuly, clerk, oper J. J. McNuly, Deputy.

      Joe Fuller was not pleased with his daughters elopement. For at least several months after their wedding, the young couple avoided him. Rumors abounded that he might shoot Vessie on sight. Jan Tisdale, another granddaughter, remembers similar stories. Jan said that Nina's younger sisters were especially saddened by the hasty marriage. They lost both their mother and older sister in less than a year.

      Written by Melinda McLemore Strong, granddaughter, circa 1995 and revised periodically
    Documents
    Fuller, Nina Ophelia marriage to Vessie E. McLemore, Many, Louisiana, 1907
    Fuller, Nina Ophelia marriage to Vessie E. McLemore, Many, Louisiana, 1907
    Nina and Vessie eloped in Many, Louisiana, just across the state line from Sabine County, Texas, where they both grew up
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2008 
    Family ID F57  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Selma June Sparks,   b. 2 Jun 1929, San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 2002, Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married Bef 1960  [1
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2008 
    Family ID F58  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Living 
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F59  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Living 
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F60  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 Living 
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2008 
    Family ID F61  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Dec 1932 - San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Sep 2007 - Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Sep 2007 - Rosevine Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    McLemore, Lynn ca 1935
    McLemore, Lynn ca 1935
    Appears to have been taken around 1935 on the front porch of the McLemore home in San Augustine. Lynn was the youngest of six children.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    _McLemore, John Lynn
    _McLemore, John Lynn
    The youngest child of Vessie and Nina McLemore
    B. 1933 D. Texas
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    McLemore, Vessie and Nina Family Reunion, October 1985, Broaddus, Texas
    McLemore, Vessie and Nina Family Reunion, October 1985, Broaddus, Texas
    l to r: Samantha Weimmer, Nina Ross (McLemore) Weimmer, Velta (Rawson) McLemore, Evelyn (McLemore) Sanders, Fred Sanders (kneeling), Evon (McLemore) Tisdale, Missy McLemore (Seated) with Lee Jay Rawcliffe on her knee, Melinda (McLemore) Strong, Tom Strong, Earl McLemore, Cassandra Weimmer, Lynn McLemore, Elma (Smith) McLemore, Percy McLemore, Dale Tisdale (facing left), Ray McLemore, Opal (Hensarling) McLemore, Tom McLemore
    McLemore, Percy ca 1985 with Evon, Earl, Ray, Tom and Lynn
    McLemore, Percy ca 1985 with Evon, Earl, Ray, Tom and Lynn
    The McLemore Siblings, Children of Nina Fuller and Vessie McLemore, October, 1985 Family Reunion at the Tisdale Lake House

    l to r: Percy, Evon, Earl, Ray, Tom and Lynn
    McLemore, Evon Viola ca 2006
    McLemore, Evon Viola ca 2006
    Evon McLemore Tisdale (right), poses with her younger brothers, Lynn (left) and Tom (standing-center) at the celebration of her 93rd birthday in Lufkin

    Documents
    McLemore, Vessie & Nina McLemore family Home, San Augustine, Texas
    McLemore, Vessie & Nina McLemore family Home, San Augustine, Texas
    This is the home that Vessie and Nina McLemore bought in the late 1920's in the City of San Augustine, near the intersection of Main and Whitton. Tom and Lynn McLemore were both born in this home, and lived here until late in the 1930's, when their father purchased farm land outside of the city. This picture was taken around 2003. Tom McLemore notes that this roof on the house is the same one his father laid on the home in the 1930's.
    San Augustine (Texas) High School Future Farmer Association Officers, 1948-1949
    San Augustine (Texas) High School Future Farmer Association Officers, 1948-1949
    President: Elton Hightower, VP Raymond Nichols, 2nd VP Charles Zeigler, 3rd VP Langston Pate, Secretary Clifford Richard, Treasurer Thomas Woods, Sentinel Ed Halbert, Historian Robert Greer, Reporter Abbie Whitton, Sweetheart Nona Turner, Parlimentarian Lynn McLemore (lower right corner), Advisor Cecil Jones
    McLemore, John Lynn
    McLemore, John Lynn
    Memorial Service Handout, Front Cover

  • Sources 
    1. [S675] Strong, Melinda (McLemore) and Tisdale, Evon (McLemore): McLemore Reunion, Broaddus, Texas October 1985: Family Group Sheets prepared by each family and Personal Interview.

    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.), Shown as Dalton McLemore (Reliability: 3).

    3. [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.).

    4. [S382] State of Louisiana, Parish of Sabine, Marriage License.