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Wordless Wednesday - Steve, Michael, Julie and Gary Urman 1969

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Wordless Wednesday - Young America Football Team- Young America, Indiana cir 1902

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What year was Grandpa Clark born? Was is 1891 or 1892?

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Otis Clark was born on the 20th of August of the year 1891. 
The first reference to his birth that I have located is the 1900 Census[1].  The census lists his age at 8 years of age born in August of 1891.  He had two siblings listed that were older than him, one born in 1881, and the other in 1889.  One child was listed after Otis;she was born in October of 1893.

The 1910 census record  states the answers noted in the census  about person was as of the date of April 15, 1910.  Otis was listed as age 18 which would be his age at his last birthday in August of 1891.[2] 

The next reference to his age was located in in the World War I Draft Registration Card.  His date of birth is listed as August 20, 1891 and he states that he was born in St. Elmo, Illinois.[3]
The 1920 Population Census lists Otis living in Dora, Moultrie, Illinois. This record indicates that he is 27 years of age as of the 3rd of January 1920.  This information indicates a birth year of 1892.  At this point Otis was living…

A Tribute to WC Strahan

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W.C. "Bill" Strahan was born on the 9th of  March 1926 and departed from this life on the 27th of April 2013.  He was a wonderful man and loved deeply by his family.