Tombstone Tuesday – July 10, 2018 – Clyde Glen Goshorn

Clyde G Goshorn

Clyde Glen Goshorn was born on January 25, 1888, the son of Christopher and Catherine (Wilson) Goshorn in Antwerp, Ohio.  In the 1900 Federal Census, Clyde and his parents are living in Antwerp, Ohio. His father is a farmer. Clyde is attending school.  In the 1910 Federal Census, Clyde is 22 years old. He still lives at the home of his parents in Carryall, Ohio. He is a teacher at the local public school. Clyde married Ada M Crawford on December 27, 1911 in Antwerp, Ohio. Clyde and Ada had three children  but I can only find records to confirm two sons; Glenn E. (1912) and Eugene Fredrick (1916)

Clyde registered for the WWI draft on June 5, 1917. He was twenty nine years old at the time and he was living at 709 Prospect in Fort Wayne Indiana. He and Ada had three children according to the WWI Draft document. He was tall, medium build with gray eyes and brown hair. I did not find any other evidence of the third child.

I can not find Clyde and Ada in either the 1920 or 1930 Federal Censuses databases. I was able to locate Clyde and Ada in Fort Wayne Directories for the years 1917, 1923, 1931, 1951 and 1952.  I did find them in the 1940 Federal Census and they are located in the town of Waynesdale, Indiana. Clyde lists his occupations as a Refrigerator Tester who works for General Electric.


Lucy Crawford, Clyde Goshorn, Ada Crawford Goshorn – Photo shared by a Crawford researcher on Ancestry

Clyde registered for the WWII draft in 1942 . He and Ada were living in Fort Wayne, Indiana on Rural Route 6. Clyde worked for General Electric and he lists his age as 56 years old.

Fifty years ago on July 10, 1968, Clyde Goshorn died of heart failure.

Clyde Goshorn Death Cert

Clyde is buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


Rest in Peace, Clyde.

Love, Jan

Clyde is the father-in-law of my second cousin one times removed, Melba Jackson.

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