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Clarence Herman BRABON

Male 1886 - 1950  (64 years)


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  • Name Clarence Herman BRABON 
    Born 5 January 1886  Martin,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1910  Martin,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1920  Tyron Twp.,Kent Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1930  Martin,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 11 May 1950  Otsego,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Emphysema 
    Notes 
    • Family Notes:
      Clarence was the eldest of three sons born to Hermand & Gracia Brabon. He and his wife Clara Bell had 9 children together and lived in Martin, MI. Clara Bell died March 9, 1926 less than one month from the time of giving birth to their 9th child, Agnes Irene who was born February 14, 1926. Clara Bell died from complication of phlebitis in her legs then commonly known as "milk leg". Clarence was unable to continue to care for the nine young children alone, and allowed the four youngest children to be adopted. Three of them were adopted by his wife's sister Cynthia. Lucille, his oldest daughter then age 9 was never formally adopted but also went to live with Cynthia. The four oldest boys remained with their father.
      Clarence eventually moved to Otsego and resided on River Road, west of town. he sold neighboring lots to his sons Fred and Francis and a third lot to Earl & Ethyl Baldwin. Ethyl was his sister in law, by Clara Bell. He resided there until his death May 12, 1950.

      Family Note:
      It was stated in Clayton Brabon's obituary that Clarence returned home from Montana for the funeral of his brother. This would have been in 1909. He married Clara Bell in 1910. Unsure of why he was in Montana but it may have been due to poor health from lung disease (emphysema).

      Newspaper Clipping: (Date: Unknown)
      Last Saturday morning at about nine o'clock the community was greatly alarmed by shouts of "Fire!". Black smoke was rolling from some building east of Martin. Instantly men seized pails and rushed to the fire. A telephone message was given as follows: "Fire! at Clarence Brabon's". The Boy Scouts showed their good training by fighting the fire. However, not all of them were present. Those who were there were Aaron Musser, Byron Fenner, DeVere Ervin, and Kenneth Merchant. Many men also rendered much valuable service toward extinguishing the fire. It was a hard struggle for workers to keep other building from burning, but the barn burned to the ground. An automobile carrying ladders rushed to the fire. the origin of the fire is unknown. It was a rather small building and fortunately not many valuables in it. No estimate has been given of the loss.

      Cemetery Note:
      There is a grave site at the East Martin Cemetery naming Bernard Brabon, DOB 1925 and death 1926, located next to Clara & Clarence Brabon's stone. We are unsure of who the parents of this child are.
      Funeral Notice:
      In memory of Clarence H. Brabon born January 5, 1886 Martin Township, MI. Entered into rest May 12, 1950, Plainwell, MI. Services from the Marshall Funeral Home Martin, MI 2 p.m. May 15, 1950. Clergyman officiating Reverand Robert Geiger, Martin, MI. Final resting place; East Martin Cemetery, Martin, MI.

      Newspaper clipping: (Obituary) 5/12/1950
      Clarence Brabon - Martin, MI - Services for Clarence Brabon, 64, who died Friday in William Crispe Hospital, Plainwell, will be held Monday at 2 in the Marshall funeral home. Burial will be in East Martin cemetery.
      He leaves five sons. Frederick, Francis and Burnath, Otsego, Cleland, Kalamazoo and Carl, Aurora, IL; four daughters, Mrs. Lucille McCann, Hot Springs, Arkansas, Mrs. Marvel Brockman, Blue Island, IL, Mrs. June Hartman, Jacksonville, FL and Mrs. Hazel Rodrigues, Aurora, IL and 24 grandchildren.
    Person ID I1745  Marcia Shears
    Last Modified 10 July 2007 

    Father Herman Samuel BRABON,   b. 2 July 1862, Riga,Monroe Co.,NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 August 1942, Wayland Twp.,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Gracia E. ADAMS-TAYLOR,   b. 11 July 1866, Milton,Muscatine Co.,IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 August 1924, Martin,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 26 October 1884  Martin,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F775  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Grace KEGLER 
    Family ID F774  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Clara Bell COOK,   b. 9 April 1894, Prob Orangeville,Barry Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 March 1926, Plainwell,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 28 December 1910  Allegan,MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Frederick Herman BRABON,   b. 14 January 1912, Martin,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 April 2004, Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    +2. Francis Edmond BRABON,   b. 3 November 1913, Martin,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 June 1965, Plainwell,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    +3. Burnath Clayton BRABON, Sr.,   b. 6 February 1915, Martin,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after April 2004  (Age 89 years)
    +4. Lucille Olive BRABON,   b. 27 May 1918, Martin,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after April 2004  (Age 85 years)
    +5. Cleland Samuel BRABON,   b. 29 January 1920, Kent City,Kent Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 February 1999, Brownsville,TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +6. Marvel Jean BRAWER,   b. 9 September 1922, Martin,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 March 2007  (Age 84 years)
    +7. June Ione BRABON,   b. 17 June 1924,   d. 1 June 1990, Prob Barry Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +8. LIVING
    +9. Agnes Irene BRABON,   b. 14 February 1926, Martin,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Peoria,Peoria Co.,IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F753  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S2765] 1920 US Federal Census - BRABON Clarence Family, (Tyron, Kent Co., MI, Dist 113, Sheet 6B, Lines 71-77, Image 12 of 19).

    2. [S2766] 1930 US Federal Census - BRABON Herman Family, (Martin, Allegan Co., MI, Sheet 15A, Lines 14-15, Image 29 of 34).


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