Tombstone Tuesday – October 20, 2020 – Clyde John Boatman

Clyde John Boatman was born in Gault, Missouri on July 21, 1894. He was the son of Frank and Allie (Alice Tipton) Boatman. In the 1900 Federal Census, Clyde is found with his parents in Garfield county, Oklahoma. Clyde ( though he is referred to by his middle name in the census, John.) has a sister whose name was Ida, she was born in 1891. By the 1910 Federal Census, Frank and Allie have three children; Pearl Ida, John Clyde, Carl (1905). They live in Hennessey, Oklahoma.

In 1915, Clyde J Boatman married Ada Crites in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. In his World War I draft registration, Clyde states that he lives in Kingfisher, Hennessey, Oklahoma. He states that he is married and that they have one child. He is requesting an exemption. He is fair with light hair and blue eyes.

In the 1920 Federal Census, Clyde and Ada are living in Oklahoma and they have two sons; James (1917) and Glenn (1918). Clyde lists his occupation as common laborer. In the 1928 Enid, Oklahoma directory Clyde and Ada Boatman are found living there.

I have been unable to find Clyde and Ada in California census records but they are in Voter Registration records as early as 1938. They live at the same address in Delhi, California. Ada died on March 31, 1942. In the World War II Draft Registry, Clyde John Boatman list his address as Delhi, California. Clyde J. Boatman married Maude M. Kinder on August 16, 1945 in California.

Beginning in 1948 and every two years there after I find Clyde J. and Maude Boatman in the California voter registration records. They live at 333 N. Marguerite Ave, Alhambra, California.

Sixty one years ago today, Clyde John Boatman died in San Joaquin County, California. He is buried in the Tracy Public Cemetery in Tracy, California.

Rest in peace, Clyde.

Love, Jan

Clyde was the husband of my second cousin three times removed Ada Crites.

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