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Family: McElrea, Clifford Samuel / Clemens, Joanne (F502)

m. 10 Jan 1953

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  • McElrea,  Clifford SamuelFather | Male
    McElrea, Clifford Samuel

    Born  23 Jul 1926  Mound City, Campbell County, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  17 Aug 1998  Soldatna, Alaska Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  10 Jan 1953  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Living | F503 
    Father  McElrea, William Robert | F150 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Allen, Emma Ida | F150 Group Sheet 

    Clemens,  JoanneMother | Female
    Clemens, Joanne

    Born  30 Mar 1936  San Diego, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died    Washington State Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes 
    • "...He was nine years old when the family closed their butcher shop in Mound City, South Dakota, and moved to Wapato,
      Washington. Cliff attended school there, finishing the 10th grade. He later received his high school diploma and completed one year
      of college. Clifford served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1970, which included WWII, and the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. He was
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      a hospital corpsman while in the Navy. Following his discharge Cliff worked in the Northwest Hardwoods Sawmill, pulling lumber on
      the green chain. He then worked for Blue Cross of W ashington and Alaska as a professional relations representative. He then
      worked for Union Chemicals of Kenai, Alaska as a fire and safety man. Cliff then worked for Mining and Petroleum Train Services
      and the Marine Highway Ferries in conjunction with the University of Alaska, teaching asbestos abatement and hazardous materials
      handling. Clifford has traveled widely in Alaska and did commercial fishing for salmon and halibut for a time. In 1953 Clifford married
      JoAnn Clemens. The couple had four children, Mark, David, Carol, and JoAnn. This marriage ended in divorce. In 1967 Clifford
      married Annie Jones. Annie is a bookkeeper and prepares income tax reports. Cliff enjoys reading, hunting and fishing. He has lived
      in Kenai, Alaska since 1975. He belongs to the Veterans of Foreign W ars, AMVETS, and the American Legion." [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S709] A Treasure, The Family of James Allen...", John Allen, compiler; John Allen and Doris Allen Howe, Editors, (John Allen, Montevideo, MN, USA, June 1997), 57.