Alfred Bruce Clawson

Biography
The one story that I like to use about my grandpap Clawson is that he wasdisabled by two different accidents. In one, he lost three fingers onhis right hand and he had only his thumb and pointer finger. He had theother arm amputated above the elbow in another accident. When he was inhis sixties and seventies, he was the manager at a Western Auto store inSeward, Pennsylvania. One day, a young guy came in and pulled a gun onhim and tried to rob him. I guess he figured he would be an easy preysince he was old and disabled. My grandfather reached under the counterand pulled out the gun (A 38, I believe) that he always had at the storewith him and told the guy that if he didn't leave the store in fiveseconds that he was going to shoot him. This guy didn't expect this andhe hightailed out the store without ever trying to take my grandfatheron. They caught this guy later on. My grandfather could be downrightstern when he needed to be but he was still a fun person to be around.Also with his disabilities, he drove a standard shift automobile most ofhis life.
Facts
  • 4 Jan 1899 - Birth - ; India, West Wheatfield Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania
  • 14 Nov 1982 - Death - ; Bolivar, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Ancestors
   
Davis Benjamin Clawson
7 Sep 1846 - 29 Dec 1910
 
 
Harry Alfred Clawson
4 Jul 1868 - 21 Dec 1924
  
  
  
Rebecca J. Burkett
28 Jan 1845 - 12 Oct 1915
 
Alfred Bruce Clawson
4 Jan 1899 - 14 Nov 1982
  
 
  
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Minnie Jane Lute
20 Mar 1874 - 10 Mar 1963
  
  
  
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Harry Alfred Clawson
Birth4 Jul 1868Alliance, Ohio
Death21 Dec 1924 Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Marriage4 Mar 1891to Jane Anna Clawson
Marriage22 Aug 1893to Minnie Jane Lute at Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland
FatherDavis Benjamin Clawson
MotherRebecca J. Burkett
PARENT (F) Minnie Jane Lute
Birth20 Mar 1874Fairfield Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Death10 Mar 1963 Bolivar, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Marriage22 Aug 1893to Harry Alfred Clawson at Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MRalph Davis Clawson
Birth21 Feb 1897India, West Wheatfield Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania
Death13 May 1971Bolivar, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Marriage28 Apr 1920to Jennie M. Miller at Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
FMabel Dean Clawson
Birth22 Apr 1894India, West Wheatfield Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania
Death22 Feb 1895
MWalter Jean Clawson
Birth6 Jan 1913Bolivar, Pennsylvania
Death11 Oct 1956Bolivar, Pennsylvania
MAlfred Bruce Clawson
Birth4 Jan 1899India, West Wheatfield Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania
Death14 Nov 1982Bolivar, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Marriage28 Jan 1920to Florence Hannah Miller
MPaul Loman Clawson
Birth1 Jun 1902India, West Wheatfield Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania
Death17 Mar 1965Marsteller, Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Marriage1 Aug 1923to Clare E. Weakland at Latrobe, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
MDaniel Townsend Clawson
Birth25 Sep 1908Fairfield Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Death9 Jul 1966Bolivar, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Marriage20 Nov 1929to Eugenia Sue Kerchensky
FEsther Ruth Clawson
Birth30 Aug 1895India, West Wheatfield Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania
Death12 Dec 1977
Marriage27 May 1925to John Edward Hughes
FMary Idella Clawson
Birth20 Feb 1905Fairfield Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Death18 Nov 1977Bolivar, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Marriage16 Feb 1927to Paul Cristoff
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Alfred Bruce Clawson
Birth4 Jan 1899India, West Wheatfield Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania
Death14 Nov 1982 Bolivar, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Marriage28 Jan 1920to Florence Hannah Miller
FatherHarry Alfred Clawson
MotherMinnie Jane Lute
PARENT (F) Florence Hannah Miller
Birth12 Aug 1899Bolivar, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Death10 Aug 1977 Bolivar, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Marriage28 Jan 1920to Alfred Bruce Clawson
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MLIVING
Birth
Death
Marriageto LIVING
FLIVING
Birth
Death
Marriageto William Showman
MLIVING
Birth
Death
Marriageto Mary Helene Hood
FLIVING
Birth
Death
Marriageto LIVING
MRaymond Miller Clawson
Birth2 Mar 1927Bolivar, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Death20 Apr 1993Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania
Marriageto LIVING
Descendancy Chart
Alfred Bruce Clawson b: 4 Jan 1899 d: 14 Nov 1982
Florence Hannah Miller b: 12 Aug 1899 d: 10 Aug 1977
William Showman b: 8 Oct 1917 d: 11 May 1996
Mary Helene Hood b: 15 Dec 1922 d: 9 Sep 1994
Raymond Miller Clawson b: 2 Mar 1927 d: 20 Apr 1993