Clair Mansker

Gordon G. Mansker (1908 - 1988)

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Gordon G. (Clair) Mansker
Born in Thebes, Alexander, Illinois, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 6 Sep 1930 in Thebes, Alexander, Illinoismap
Descendants descendants
Father of , , [private son (1930s - unknown)], , , [private son (1940s - unknown)], [private son (1940s - unknown)], , [private son (1940s - unknown)] and [private son (1950s - unknown)]
Died in Salem, Marion, Illinois, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 1 Feb 2020 | Created 23 Dec 2016
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Contents

Biography

Birth

Clair was born 28 Dec 1908 at Thebes, Illinois.[1][2][3]

Residences

  • Clair lived with his parents on Sixth Street in Thebes, Illinois during the 1910 census.[4]
  • Clair was living with his parents at Thebes, Illinois during the 1920 census.[5]
  • Gordon was living with Anna and their five children at Thebes, Illinois during the 1940 census.[6]

Marriage

Gordon married Anna Lucille Adams 6 Jun 1930 at Thebes, Illinois.[7] Their children are:

  1. Gordon Everett
  2. Rose Mary
  3. Billy Joe
  4. Danny Allen
  5. Jacob Edward
  6. Robert Eugene
  7. Dennis Ray
  8. Anna Bonita
  9. Michael Dale
  10. Ronald Kay

Occupation

Clair worked at the Thebes barrel factory for a while, along with his mother and aunt. He lived at 214 Third Street in Thebes.

In 1940, Claire and his family witnessed the tornado damage to the Thebes Courthouse roof.

Claire also worked for free on the Wolf Lake levy to shore it up. The Red Cross was supposed to provide free donuts and coffee, but made the workers irate when they charged the workers 10 cents each.

In the years around 1947 and 1948, Claire and Anna moved out to the George Bader (see obituary) "plantation" on South Cape Road, which is on the Illinois side of the bridge to Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Here Clair, Anna, and their children were farm workers who raised tomatoes, spinach, soybeans, grains, cotton, other vegetables, and Berkshire hogs. The kids worked 8 hours in the fields pulling weeds and cutting cotton for $1 per day.

Death

Clair died 25 Feb 1988 at Odin, Illinois. [8][9]

Burial

Peaceful Valley Cemetery [10]
Odin
Marion County
Illinois USA

Obituary

Sources

  1. Find A Grave (see below)
  2. Hattie (Pearson) Burger list of family names and dates
  3. The National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri; WWII Draft Registration Cards for Illinois, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 1121 Ancestry Record 2238 #40154707
  4. 1910; Census Place: Thebes, Alexander, Illinois; Roll: T624_230; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0023; FHL microfilm: 1374243 Ancestry Record 7884 #130074893
  5. 1920; Census Place: Thebes, Alexander, Illinois; Roll: T625_297; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 22 Ancestry Record 6061 #109503999
  6. 1940; Census Place: Thebes, Alexander, Illinois; Roll: m-t0627-00758; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 2-23 Ancestry Record 2442 #141088383
  7. Hattie (Pearson) Burger list of family names and dates
  8. Find A Grave (see below)
  9. Social Security Administration; Washington D.C., USA; Social Security Death Index, Master File Ancestry Record 3693 #38806382
  10. Find A Grave (see below)
  • Stories as told by Bill and Dan Mansker during a trip to Thebes with David Thomson and Martin Smith.
  • Find A Grave - Gordon G. Mansker


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