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Clarence Lester RICHMOND, Sr

Clarence Lester RICHMOND, Sr

Male 1895 - 1981  (Age 85)
Person ID: I1010 | Tree: Robin  |  Last Modified: 1 Jul 2017

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  • Name Clarence Lester RICHMOND  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Suffix Sr 
    Born 30 Nov 1895 Bradley County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Jan 1981 Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8
    Buried Fort Hill Cemetery, Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • FindAGrave id 39692853; Portrait in military dress uniform. Very simple in-ground marker in family plot, plus an in-ground military marker with the inscription "Cpl US Marine Corps, World War I"
    Cause of Death Congestive Heart Failure

    Parents

    Family ID: F1623 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart  
    Father Ancestors Jacob Rogers RICHMOND (ID:I4764),   b. 26 Feb 1859, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1927, Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67) 
    Mother Ancestors Sarah Elizabeth (Lizzie) BACON (ID:I4763),   b. 30 Apr 1861, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1946, Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85) 
    Married 30 Apr 1882 Bradley County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 

    Family

    Family ID: F325 Group Sheet Family Chart  |  Last Modified: 11 May 2016   
    Wife Ancestors Edith Kuykendall HUTCHESON (ID:I1009),   b. 10 Mar 1898, Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jul 1996, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98) 
    Married 18 Jul 1923 Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
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    1. Living (ID:I1011)

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    2. Mary "Nancy" Richmond (ID:I3466),   b. 22 Jun 1926, Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 2008, Irvine, Orange County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81)

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    3. Living (ID:I3453)

     

    4. Joseph Robin (Joe Robin) Richmond (ID:I6577),   b. 07 Jan 1930, Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Apr 1947, Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17)

    Other Personal Events

    Military Betw Jun and Nov 1918 France Find all individuals with events at this location  [12 – Most notably the Battle of Somme-Py (Blanc Mont), where he won the Distinguished Service Cross and the French Croix de Guerre
    Residence 1900 Bradley County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6 – Age 4; son of Jacob and Sarah E Richmond; Older brothers Archie (16), Augustus (12), Albert (10)
    Residence 1910 Bradley County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7 – Age 14, Son of Jacob R and Sarah E Richmond; older brother Albert E (19)
    Residence 1917 Bradley County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Military Feb 1918 Parris Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12 – Marines basic training
    Military Betw Dec 1918 and Jun 1919 Segendorf, Neuwied, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [12 – "The Watch On The Rhine", after the armistice
    Military Betw Jul 1919 and 1924 Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  – Marine Reserve
    Residence 1920 Cleveland Ward 3, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4 – Age 24; Son of Jacob R and Sarah E Richmond, Occupation: Clerk at Woolen Mill
    Occupation Aft 1924 – Insurance Broker
    Residence 1930 Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5 – Age 34, Married to Edith K Richmond; Children: Anne (5), Mary N (3 10/12), Clarence Jr (2 1/12), Joseph R (2/12); Insurance Salesman
    Residence 1940 Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2 – Age 46; Married to Edith; Children Ann (16), Nancy (13), Clarence(12), Joe R (10); Occupation: Insurance Agent; Highest grade finished: 1st Year College
    Residence 1955 Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10 – Insurance rep
    Notes 
    • Clarence Richmond kept a diary during his time in the U.S. Marines during World War 1, and expanded it into a memoir that has been cited by at least two World War 1 web sites. It tells quite a remarkable story, and has several poignant passages The memoir, in full, is at http://www.robinrichmond.com/wardiary

      The passage that is, to me, the most poignant and memorable is about the last night of World War 1, when the 5th Marines were asked to take the East bank of the Meuse river under very heavy fire from the Germans stationed on the hills above the river. (See http://www.robinrichmond.com/wardiary/diary20.htm ) He reveals the desperation and carnage of the night without hyperbole, and waxes eloquently on the controversy of requiring soldiers to engage in a difficult battle even after the cease-fire was evidently negotiated, but before it went into effect. He also noted dryly that, as he prepared for that battle, "for the millionth time, I agreed with Gen. Sherman about war".

      That passage is especially memorable, because, in 2012, I went on a tour of World War 1 sites that featured the exploits of the U.S. Marines and that used my grandfather's memoir as source material. After we rode through farm fields searching for the battle site, I read that passage to the tour group, and then the tour guide told me "When I planned this trip, I intended for someone to read that passage, but I had no idea whatsoever that it might be Clarence Richmond's grandson."
      - Robin Richmond
  • Photos
    ClarenceSr-HighSchoolClass-1916
    ClarenceSr-HighSchoolClass-1916
    Everyone in the class was alive for their 50th reunion in 1966
    ClarenceSr-1910
    ClarenceSr-1910
    My dad (Clarence, Jr.) still has that gun, but not the dog.
    Clarence Sr & his mom
    Clarence Sr & his mom
    Clarence Lester Richmond Sr. and his mom, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bacon Richmond
    ClarenceSr-About1901
    ClarenceSr-About1901
    ClarenceSr-HighSchoolSenior-1916
    ClarenceSr-HighSchoolSenior-1916
    Clarence Richmond in WW1 uniform
    Clarence Richmond in WW1 uniform
    See the story about his war diary for information about his war experience and medals
    Documents
    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta)
    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta)
    Tennessee, Delayed Birth Records, 1869-1909
    Tennessee, Delayed Birth Records, 1869-1909
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Registration Location: Bradley County, Tennessee; Roll: 1852922; Draft Board: 0.
    Histories
    Clarence Richmond WW1 Marince Corps MusterRolls
    Clarence Richmond WW1 Marince Corps MusterRolls
    Overview of a dozen muster rolls that describe his activity during and after World War 1. See also his war memoir at www.robinrichmond.com/wardiary/
    Bio of Clarence Lester Richmond Sr
    Bio of Clarence Lester Richmond Sr
    Bio written by his daughter, Ann Richmond Sewell
    Censuses At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    1920 United States Federal Census
    1920 United States Federal Census
    Year: 1920; Census Place: Cleveland Ward 3, Bradley, Tennessee; Roll: T625_1729; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 18; Image: .
    1900 United States Federal Census
    1900 United States Federal Census
    Year: 1900; Census Place: Civil District 5, Bradley, Tennessee; Roll: T623_1559; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 10.
    1910 United States Federal Census
    1910 United States Federal Census
    Year: 1910; Census Place: Civil District 1, Bradley, Tennessee; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: .
  • Event Map

    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Nov 1895 - Bradley County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - Bradley County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Bradley County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1917 - Bradley County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Feb 1918 - Parris Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Betw Dec 1918 and Jun 1919 - Segendorf, Neuwied, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Betw Jul 1919 and 1924 - Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1920 - Cleveland Ward 3, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Jul 1923 - Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1940 - Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1955 - Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Jan 1981 - Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fort Hill Cemetery, Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Betw Jun and Nov 1918 - France Link to Google Earth
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  • Source Citations

    1. [S22] Social Security Death Index (S|C) (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.Original data - Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security D;)
      Citation:
      Page: Number: 411-10-6146; Issue State: Tennessee; Issue Date: Before 1951.
      Text:   Birth date: 30 Nov 1895 Birth place: Death date: Jan 1981 Death place: Cleveland, Bradley, Tennessee, United States of America
    2. [S89] 1940 United States Federal Census (S|C) (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627;)
      Citation:
      Page: Year: 1940; Census Place: Cleveland, Bradley, Tennessee; Roll: T627_3875; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 6-16.
      Text:   Birth date: abt 1895 Birth place: Tennessee Residence date: 1 Apr 1940 Residence place: Cleveland, Bradley, Tennessee, United States
    3. [S97] Tennessee, Delayed Birth Records, 1869-1909 (S|C) (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.Original data - Tennessee Delayed Birth Records, 1869–1909. Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee State Library and Archives.Original data: Tennessee Delayed Birth Records, 1869–1909. Nashv;)
      Citation:
      Text:   Birth date: 30 Nov 1895 Birth place: Bradley, Tennessee, United States
    4. [S23] 1920 United States Federal Census (S|C) (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Reco;)
      Citation:
      Page: Year: 1920; Census Place: Cleveland Ward 3, Bradley, Tennessee; Roll: T625_1729; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 18; Image: .
      Text:   Birth date: abt 1896 Birth place: Tennessee Residence date: 1920 Residence place: Cleveland Ward 3, Bradley, Tennessee
    5. [S19] 1930 United States Federal Census (S|C) (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626,;)
      Citation:
      Page: Year: 1930; Census Place: Cleveland, Bradley, Tennessee; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: .
      Text:   Birth date: abt 1896 Birth place: Tennessee Residence date: 1930 Residence place: Cleveland, Bradley, Tennessee
    6. [S16] 1900 United States Federal Census (S|C) (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 18;)
      Citation:
      Page: Year: 1900; Census Place: Civil District 5, Bradley, Tennessee; Roll: T623_1559; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 10.
      Text:   Birth date: Nov 1895 Birth place: Tennessee Residence date: 1900 Residence place: Civil Districts 4-5, Bradley, Tennessee
    7. [S17] 1910 United States Federal Census (S|C) (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.Original data - Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Was;)
      Citation:
      Page: Year: 1910; Census Place: Civil District 1, Bradley, Tennessee; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: .
      Text:   Birth date: 1896 Birth place: Tennessee Residence date: 1910 Residence place: Civil District 1, Bradley, Tennessee
    8. [S624] FindAGrave.com (C)
      Citation:
      Page: FindAGrave id 39692853 Clarence L Richmond
      Text:   Inscription: Cpl US Marine Corps WWI
    9. [S27] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (S|C) (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.Original data - United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Admini;)
      Citation:
      Page: Registration Location: Bradley County, Tennessee; Roll: 1852922; Draft Board: 0.
      Text:   Birth date: 30 Nov 1895 Birth place: Tennessee;United States of America Residence date: Residence place: Bradley, Tennessee
    10. [S238] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta) (S) (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;)
    11. [S624] FindAGrave.com (C)
      Citation:
      Page: FindAGrave id 39692853; Clarence L. Richmond (1895 - 1981)
      Text:   Birth: Nov. 30, 1895 Death: Jan. 25, 1981 Burial: Fort Hill Cemetery, Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA
      Plot: 22, Plot 132 Parents: Jacob Rogers Richmond (1859-1927) Elizabeth Sarah Bacon Richmond (1861-1946) Spouse: Edith Hutcheson Richmond (1898-1996) Children: Joe Robin Richmond (1930-1947) Albert Evans Richmond (1890-1915) Created by: Fort Hill Cemetery (Brad... Military marker inscribed "Cpl US Marine Corps, World War I"
    12. [S402] Clarence Richmond's war memoir (S|C) (Name: Robin Richmond; Location: Cleveland, Ohio; Date: 1995;)
      Citation:
      Page: Story of Clarence Richmond's service in the Marines
      Text:   see web site

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