Fawcett:MCCLUER, Oscar (1849 - 1931)
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OSCAR McCLUER, son of Samuel McCluer and Lucretia Fawcett, was born on August 16, 1849 in Dardenne, St. Charles County, Missouri (1900 Census #177/179). He attended services in the Old Dardenne Brick church (1849-56). Oscar joined the Dardenne Presbyterian Church on September 23, 1867 (Watson 1977). He married Anna Lee Blanton (1863-1939) at the Dardenne Presbyterian church (or possibly Cumberland County, Virginia [Shoemaker 1943:441, Lewis 1981]) on May 26, 1886. Their children are (1) Francis Blanton McCluer, (2) Mary McCluer (5/1890-1935), (3) Caroline Platt McCluer, (4) Eliza Blanton McCluer (1896-98), (5)John Diell McCluer, and (6) Elizabeth Gilman McCluer.
For many years (1884-1901), Oscar McCluer served as the clerk of the Session for the Dardenne Presbyterian Church. In 1900 Oscar and his family (Anna, Francis, Mary and Caroline) lived next to his brother, Arthur, and their mother, Lucretia in Dardenne Township (Census #177). He transferring to the O'Fallon Church where he also served as clerk (1901-02) and ruling elder (1907-? [Duncan 1983:113]). Oscar McCluer lived with his wife and children (Frances, Mary, Caroline, John and Elizabeth) their farm (Oakland) on Woodlawn Avenue (McCluer Road) in Dardenne Township (Census 1910 #75, 1920 #165). Oakland was just east of Nutshell, and west of Harvest Home. It was owned by the Muchanys until their deaths. In 1910, Oscar retired from farming, but continued to live in the place. Most of their old papers and family herilooms were lost when their house burned in about 1913, but they apparently rebuilt on the same location (1920 census #154/168).
Oscar was a lifelong Democrat (Shoemaker 1943:441). Oscar McCluer died on August 24, 1931 and was buried in the Dardenne Presbyterian Cemetery (Johnson
1987:147, Watson 1977:346). His widow, Ann Lee Blanton, died on October 30,
1939 (Shoemaker 1943:441). Oakland was later rented to Elmer Berthold, and
continued to be owned by the McCluers until it was sold in the 1970s. Elmer then
built a house just down the road.
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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Mentioned in Other Documents:
- BLANTON, Anna Lee (1863 - 1939) (DeathCertificate)
- MCCLUER, Francis Blanton (1887 - 1954) (DeathCertificate)
- MCCLUER, Oscar (1849 - 1931) (Fawcett)