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 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 | Created 23 Dec 2016
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Categories: Thebes, Illinois.

Biography

Clair was born in 1908 and died in 1988.[1][2]

Clair lived with his parents on Sixth Street in Thebes in 1910[3], and 1920[4]. He was married to Anna Adams in 1940 with five children.[5]

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 the fields pulling weeds and cutting cotton for $1 per day.

Clair and his family also worked at the Thebes barrel factory for a while, along with his mother and aunt.

In the 1950s

Sources

  1. Social Security Death Index; Number: 359-01-6699; Issue State: Illinois; Issue Date: Before 1951
  2. Find A Grave - Find A Grave - Gordon G Mansker
  3. 1910; Census Place: Thebes, Alexander, Illinois; Roll: T624_230; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0023; FHL microfilm: 1374243
  4. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
  5. 1940; Census Place: Thebes, Alexander, Illinois; Roll: m-t0627-00758; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 2-23
  • Stories as told by Bill and Dan Mansker during a trip to Thebes with David Thomson and Martin Smith.


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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Clair by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Clair:

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Images: 5
Melva, Clarence Ralph, & Gordon Clair Mansker
Melva, Clarence Ralph, & Gordon Clair Mansker

Dan on leave from boot camp with parents.
Dan on leave from boot camp with parents.

Clair Mansker and Friend
Clair Mansker and Friend

Lewis and Mansker Children
Lewis and Mansker Children

Gordon (Clair), Anna, Bonnie, and Rose
Gordon (Clair), Anna, Bonnie, and Rose

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