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camcc01a.jpg (2153 bytes)Known as: Charlie

According to a letter to Charles Edwin McCLAIN, Jr. from his grandmother, Ruth Leona (GRUNDTISCH) McCLAIN:

Grandpa Charlie [McCLAIN] first married Mary Secoy, a sister of Jack Secoy, who [was] married [to] Mae Stoneburner. Grandpa's wife Mary died. Jack Secoy and his wife [Mae] were divorced. Then Grandpa [Charles A. McCLAIN] married Jack's former wife Mae, who was formerly his [Charles A. McCLAIN] sister-in-law.



Upper Sandusky [OH] Farmer Succumbs Sunday [22 JUN 1952]: Funeral Set For Wednesday [25 JUN 1952]

Charles A. McClain, 76, of 423 North Seventh street, well known and prosperous farmer, died at Wyandot Memorial hospital Sunday morning at 4:20. He had been a patient there only four days. Death was due to complications resulting from an illness during the past two years.

Charles A. McClain was born August 16, 1875, in Crane township [Wyandot Co, OH], the son of Abraham and Catherine (Berlien) McClain.

He was united in marriage with Mary C. Secoy November 23, 1894. She preceded him in death October 5, 1922. To this union were born the following children: Irene, wife of Clarence Clabaugh, of northeast of Upper Sandusky; Ora McClain, of north of Nevada [OH]; Roy McClain, of southeast of town [Upper Sandusky, OH]; Rosella, wife of Eugene Clabaugh, and Floyd McClain, both of Upper Sandusky, and Vernon McClain, of southeast of Upper Sandusky. There are 25 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

On March 12, 1924, the deceased married Mrs. Mary Secoy, of this city, who also survives with a sister, Mrs. Emma Smith, of south of Upper Sandusky. Two grandsons, Richard McClain and James McClain, are deceased.

Most of Mr. McClain's life was spent following the occupation of farming in Pitt township [Wyandot Co, OH]. Due to failing health he moved to his home in Upper Sandusky March 17, 1938, but maintained an active interest in the management of his farm. He was a member of Trinity Evangelical and Reformed church in this city.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Lucas funeral home in this city Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 with Rev. Paul E. Rohrbaugh, pastor of Trinity Evangelical and Reformed church, officiating. Interment will be made in Oak Hill cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock this Monday [23 JUN 1952] evening until the hour of services.

--The Daily Chief-Union, Upper Sandusky, OH, Monday, 23 JUN 1952

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