My Grandpa Clabe Wilson was born January 7, 1888. I sure wish I remembered him.
Mom and I lived with Grandma and Grandma at Minburn my first two months. I was a toddler when we lived at the Perry acreage when families couldn’t be where Dad was stationed. I was two years old when Grandpa Clabe died.
Clabe D. Wilson Laid to Rest
Once Lived Near Dexter
Funeral services were held Oct. 9 for Claiborne (Clabe) D. Wilson, former Dexter resident at the Workman Funeral home in Perry.
The Rev. Lyle V. Newman of the First Christian Church officiated and burial was in the Violet Hill cemetery.
Music was furnished by Mrs. John Canutt and Mrs. Galen Fiscel, accompanied by Mrs. Charles Cornelius. Songs included “No Night There” and “God Will Take Care of You.”
Casket bearers were Lester Crumley, Roy Snyder, Everett Shaw, and Carl Reeves of Minburn, and Kenneth Neal and Pete [Jensen] of Dexter.
Claiborne Daniel Wilson, 58, died Saturday, October 5, 1946, at his home two miles southeast of Perry. He had suffered a general breakdown in health.
During his lifetime he farmed in various localities including Guthrie Center, Stuart, Dexter, and Minburn. He moved to his present home about two years ago. The family lived near Dexter nearly 20 years, leaving there about 8 years ago.
On February 15, 1914, he was married to [Leora] Frances Goff, who survives. Also living are two sons, Delbert G. of Perry and Donald W., who is in the Navy, two daughters, Mrs. Warren D. Neal of Redfield and Mrs. Alvin C. Scar of Earlham; six grandchildren, a half-brother, Fred Davis of Des Moines, three sisters, Mrs. Alice McLuen of Stuart, Mrs. Fonnie [Kiggens] of Boston, Mass., and Mrs. Verna Parrott of Des Moines, and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were three sons, Dale R., Daniel S. and Claiborne [Junior], and three children who died in infancy.
[Local newspaper] October 17, 1946
Clabe Wilson had had a stroke the month before, but was home. Mom made the comment that he died of a stroke and a broken heart. Dale, Danny, and Junior lost their lives between the end of 1943 and 1945. The terrible news about two of them arrived in early 1946.