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Clover Baughman

John Baughman, Sr. (1809-1889)
+ Rebecca Stewart (1813-1907)
John Baughman, Jr. (1846 - 1915)
+ Fietta Himes (1839 - 1899)
Clover O. Baughman (1875-1964)
+ Levine A. Schaffner (1878-1955)

Clover Baughman was born 27 Jul 1895 in Rose Township, Pennsylvania. Also in 1895, August 19 - American frontier murderer and outlaw John Wesley Hardin is killed by an off-duty policeman in a saloon in El Paso, Texas. September 3 - The first professional American football game is played, in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club (Latrobe wins 12-0). The president of the United States was Grover Cleveland (D-New York) and his sidekick was Vice President: Adlai E. Stevenson I (D-Illinois).

When Clover Oren Baughman was born on July 27, 1875, in Rose, Pennsylvania, his father, John, was 29 and his mother, Fietta, was 36. His parents were John Baughman (1846-1915) and Fietta Himes (1839-1899). His siblings were: George Wilson Baughman (1868-1948), Charles Lyman Baughman (1870-1947), Reynolds Herbert Baughman (1871-1938), Ada Ione Baughman (1873-1968), Clover Oren Baughman (1875-1964), Anna Osavila Baughman (born 1877), and Harvey Romain Baughman (1882-1953).

His paternal grandparents were John Baughman (1809-1889) and Rebecca Stewert (1813-1907). His maternal grandparents were George Himes (1807-1907).

He married Levine Abelina Schaffner on September 1, 1897. They had eight children in 15 years: Margaret Fayetta Baughman (1899-1998), Victor Jay Baughman (1900-1992), Herman Leonard Baughman (1901-1992), Marie Catherine Baughman (1903-1977), Peter Ambrose Baughman (1905-1965), Mildred Virginia Baughman (1907-2001), Ruth Baughman (1910-2000), and Gertrude Baughman (1914-1921).

His daughter Margaret Fayetta was born on March 16, 1899, in Pennsylvania. Clover Oren's mother Fietta passed away on August 26, 1899, in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, at the age of 60. His son Victor Jay was born on April 24, 1900, in Pennsylvania. Also, in 1900 the family record in the US Census indicates they were living in Polk Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. They were living in a rented house and Clover was a student in the avmure branch of a school.

His son Herman Leonard was born on December 22, 1901, in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. His daughter Marie Catherine was born on November 4, 1903, in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. His son Peter Ambrose was born on October 14, 1905, in Pennsylvania. His daughter Mildred Virginia was born on June 13, 1907, in Beaver City, Pennsylvania. His daughter Ruth was born on October 16, 1910, in Pennsylvania.

The 1910 US Federal Census for District 89, Rose Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania (page 1), enumerated the fifteenth day of April 1910, has a record of the Clover and Levina Baughman family. Clover Baughman, age 34, born about 1875, married for twelve years, a farmer; Levina A. Baughman, age 32, wife, she had six children of whom six are still living; Margaret Baughman, age eleven years; Jay Baughman, age nine years; Leonard Baughman, age eight years; Marie Baughman, age six years; Pete Baughman, age four years; Mildred Baughman, age two years. All these folks and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

On this same page is a record of Clover's Uncle Lyman's family. Lyman C. Baughman, age 40, married ten years, a farmer engaged in general farming on his own account; Hattie M. Baughman, age 28; Estelle Baughman, age ten years, Jennings R. Baughman, age eight years; John A. Baughman, age five years; Haven H. Baughman, son, age three years; and Grace Baughman, age one year. All these folks and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

Clover and Levine's last child, daughter, Gertrude was born on October 6, 1914, in Pennsylvania. The next year, Clover Oren's father John passed away on November 25, 1915, in Beaver City, Pennsylvania, at the age of 69.

Clover and his family was probably still living in Rose Township when the United States declared war on Germany in 1917. On 12 Sep 1918 Clover completed his World War I draft card. When filling out the draft registration card, for some reason, Clover gave his name as "Oren Clover Baughman" and even signed the card that way. He indicated he was living at R1 in Summerville, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. He says that his closest living relative is Mrs. Lena Baughman who also lived at that address. That was his wife [Lavina A. nee Schaffner]. He said his birth date was July 27, 1875, and indicated that he was forty-three years old. The card said that he was currently self-employed as a farmer. It indicated he was white and native born. The registrar indicated that Clover was of medium height, of stout build, eyes brown in color, hair black in color, and not physically disqualified from service. The card was signed September 12, 1918. The name of the registrar (from the signature) appears to be Harry W Shields. Clover was exempt from service as were most farmers. The government knew they were going to need all the food that could be produced by American farmers and were not taking them off their farms unless they had special skills in addition to being a farmer.

The 1920 US Federal Census for Beaver Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, enumerated 15 January 1920 by Myrrel D. Ferguson, has a record of the Clover and Lavina Baughman household living on a farm between Pansy and Conifer streets. Clover Baughman was the head of household, male, white, age 44 years, married, able to read and write, born about 1876 in Pennsylvania. Clover was working as a farmer doing general farming on his own account. Lavina Baughman was Clover's wife, female, white, 41 years of age, born about 1879 in Pennsylvania, married, she was able to read and write. B. Jay Baughman [should have been V. for Victor Jay Baughman] was Clover's son, male, white, age 19 years, single, born about 1901 in Pennsylvania, had not "attended school any time since September 1, 1919," he was able to read and write. Jay was working as a miner in the coal mines for wages. H. Lenard Baughman [should have been H. Leonard Baughman] was Clover's son, male, white, eighteen years of age, single, born about 1902 in Pennsylvania, had not "attended school any time since September 1, 1919," he was able to read and write. Leonard was working as a miner in the coal mines for wages. Marie Baughman was Clover's daughter, female, white, age 16 years, single, born about 1904 in Pennsylvania, had "attended school any time since September 1, 1919," she was able to read and write. Pete Baughman was Clover's son, male, white, age 14 years, single, born about 1906 in Pennsylvania, had "attended school any time since September 1, 1919," he was able to read and write. Mildred Baughman was Clover's daughter, female, white, age 12 years, single, born about 1908 in Pennsylvania, had "attended school any time since September 1, 1919," she was able to read and write. Ruth Baughman was Clover's daughter, female, white, age nine years, single, born about 1911 in Pennsylvania, had "attended school any time since September 1, 1919," whoever was replying to the census taker did not reply to the questions as to whether she was able to read and write. Gertrude Baughman was Clover's daughter, female, white, five years of age, single, born about 1915 in Pennsylvania, had "attended school any time since September 1, 1919," whoever was replying to the census taker did not reply to the questions as to whether she was able to read and write. Everyone in the household and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

The ten years following 1920 were very busy. Clover and Lavine went from seven children in the house to one. The other six cleared out and either got married or found jobs that took them away from their parent's household. In the twenties. (1) Women could vote: The 19th Amendment to the Constitution had guaranteed that right in 1920. (2) By 1923 there were more than 500 radio stations in the nation. By the end of the 1920s, there were five national radio networks and radios in more than 12 million households. (3) About 1924 permanent plumbing and running water in the house was becoming increasingly affordable and therefore available. (4) The most important consumer product of the 1920s was the automobile. The Ford Model T cost just $260 in 1924. (5) On June 2nd 1924, the Indian Citizenship Act was signed into law by President Calvin Coolidge. This act conferred citizenship on all Native Americans born in the United States. (6) About 1927 the average price of a refrigerator dropped from $275 to $154 with the synthesis of Freon. This lower price allowed ownership of refrigerators in American households to exceed 50%. (7) Sliced bread was first sold in 1928, advertised as "the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped". This led to the popular phrase "greatest thing since sliced bread." See the 1930 census to follow.

The 1930 US Federal Census for District 2, Beaver Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, enumerated 8 April 1930, has a record of the Clover and Lavine A. Baughman household. Myrrel D. Ferguson must have done a good job as a census taker in 1920 because here she is again in 1930 taking the census for Beaver Township. Clover Baughman was the head of household, male, white, 55 years old, married at the age of 22 years, is able to read and write in English, born about 1875 in Pennsylvania, living on a farm, and has a radio in the house. Clover was supporting the family by farming on his own account. He was not a veteran. Lavine A. Baughman was Clover's wife, female, white, age 52 years, born about 1878 in Pennsylvania, married at the age of nineteen years, she was able to read and write in English. Ruth Baughman was the daughter of Clover, female, white, age 19 years, single, had "attended school any time since September 1, 1929," and was able to read and write in English.

In most countries the Great Depression started in 1930 after the passage of the United States' Smoot-Hawley Tariff bill (June 17), and lasted until the late 1930s or middle 1940s. It was the longest, most widespread, and deepest depression of the 20th century. The depression originated in the U.S., after the fall in stock prices that began around September 4, 1929, and became worldwide news with the stock market crash of October 29, 1929 (known as Black Tuesday). Unemployment in the U.S. rose to 25%, and in some countries rose as high as 33%.

Clover and Lena were a handsome couple. They loved their family and their children loved them. We have photographs of many of the family reunions they had to celebrate Clover and Lena's special anniversaries. All the kids showed up for the reunions. What a great party!

In the 1940 US Federal Census for Rose Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, enumerated 3 April 1940 by Clara Faye Brosius, is a record of the Clover and Lena Baughman household. It was just the two of them in the home. Clover Baughman was the head of household, male, white, age 68 years, was born about 1872 in Pennsylvania, married, had completed the eighth grade. He was working twenty hours per week as a farmer doing general farming working on his own account. Lena Baughman was his wife, female, white, 62 years old, born about 1878 in Pennsylvania, married, completed second year of college.

Levine Abelina Schaffner passed away on November 21, 1955, in Brookville, Pennsylvania, at the age of 77. They had been married 58 years. Clover was lonely, but not alone. The family had lived their entire life in Jefferson County and he had most of his children close by to comfort and assist him.

Clover died nine years after his beloved wife, on June 1, 1964, in Brookville, Pennsylvania, at the age of 88, and was buried in Rose, Pennsylvania. The following obituary was published in the Brookville American on 4 Jun 1985.

Clover Baughman Rites Wed[nesday]
Clover O. Baughman, president of the District 6 Sabbath School Association for a quarter of a century, died at his home in Brookville RDJ on Sunday, May 31. His age was eighty-eight years, ten months, and four days.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 3 at 2:00 PM at the Donald C. Galbraith Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Elder officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery.
Born in Rose Township July 27, 1895, he was the son of John and Fayetta (Himes) Baughman. He was married to Lavina A. Schaffner in September 1897. His wife preceded him in death.
A member of the Stanton Methodist Church, Mr. Baughman had served District 6 Sabbath School Association as president for 25 years and was a director of the Patrons Mutual Insurance Company of Indiana for thirty-two years. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and had been active in numerous civic and community affairs. He was a farmer all his life.
Surviving are seven children: Mrs. Margaret Kiehl of Brookville RD3; V.J. Baughman of Brookville; Mildred wife of James McAfee of Clairton; and Ruth wife of Lorin Brown of Bladford.
Nineteen grandchildren; forty-nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild survive as does one sister, Mrs. Ado Wilson of Buffalo, NY.
(The Brookville American, 6/4/1985)


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