Fawcett:MCCLUER, Francis Blanton (1887 - 1954)
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FRANCIS BLANTON McCLUER was born on March 8, 1887 to Oscar McCluer and Anna Lee Blanton, at the McCluer farm, 6 miles south of O'Fallon, St. Charles County, Missouri (1900 Census #177). He was baptized on June 1887 at the Dardenne Presbyterian Church (Watson 1977), and lived at his parents’ farm on Woodlawn Avenue in Dardenne Twn.(Census: 1900 #177, 1910 #75), near his grandmother, Lucretia Fawcett, and uncle, Arthur McCluer. Francis attended rural schools and Woodlawn Academy at O'Fallon (-1907).
Francis B McCluer taught in rural schools, between sessions of college. He was a professor/teacher (1907-09) and Superintendent of Schools at St. Charles County. He attended Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri (1909-10). Francis became principal of a public school in St. Charles (1919-20), but was listed with his parent’s household on Woodlawn Avenue in Dardenne Township (1920 census #165). Francis worked at the University of Missouri (1920-21).
On Aug. 23, 1923 Francis Blanton McCluer married Sadie Everett Bedinger (1893-1970) in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama. Her parents are George Bedinger and Josie Blanton of Huntsville. She attended Bellwood Seminary at Anchorage, Kentucky, and worked as a nurse.
The children of Francis and Sadie McCluer are (1) Lucy Ann McCluer (1925-) and Camilla Bedinger McCluer (1931- , m. Hobart Leroy Edwards [1928-1983]). They lived in Elsberry, Lincoln County, Missouri, where he taught high school science (1923-25), before becoming principal (1925). For half of 1922 he sold textbooks for D.C. Heath & Company. In 1925 Francis McCluer was awarded a B.S. in education at the State Teachers College, Kirkville, Missouri. Francis spent the summer of 1927 at the Peabody College for Teachers at Nashville, and summer of 1929 at the University of Missouri.
F.B. McCluer was Superintendent of Schools in Lincoln County, Missouri (1/1/1926-43+). He was a member of the Missouri State Teachers Association, National Education Association, and Democratic Party. He was an elder in the Southern Presbyterian Church (Shoemaker 1943:441-442).
Francis B. McCluer died on Sunday, Dec. 5, 1954 in Cottleville, Missouri. They displayed him at the Arthur C. Baue Funeral Home (620 Jefferson, St. Charles) until Tuesday noon. A service was held the same day at 2 p.m. at the St. Charles Presbyterian Church before interment at Dardenne Presbyterian Church (St. Charles Cosmos 12/1954; Johnson 1987:197). His widow, Sadie E.B. McCluer died in 1970.
From A History of the Fawcetts and Related Families in America by William Bloys Fawcett. Used by permission of Dr. Fawcett.
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- BLANTON, Anna Lee (1863 - 1939) (DeathCertificate)
- MCCLUER, Clarence Eugene (1857 - 1949) (DeathCertificate)
- MCCLUER, Francis Blanton (1887 - 1954) (Fawcett)
- MCCLUER, Francis Blanton (1887 - 1954) (DeathCertificate)