Sunday, January 18, 2009

Nola Elma Clepper 1892-1987

The picture above shows the children of William Wesley Morris "Bill" Clepper and his wife Maggie Lee Forehand.
(L to R) Luda May Clepper, Ada Leona Clepper, Lemuel Clepper, Nola Elma Clepper, William Wesley Clepper, and James Duncan Clepper.

The details below are per Lucille Mehrkam's book, "History and Genealogy of the family of Jacob Klepper/Clepper Family."

NOLA ELMA CLEPPER (Wm., Charles, John, P.James, Phillip, Jacob Sr.), was born 1 Nov. 1898 Waller Co., Tx.; the first living child born of William Wesley Morris and Maggie Lee (Forehand) Clepper at their Waller Co. homestead near Macedonia Rd. and Lakeside Dr. (Clepper Rd.)

She attended grade school and helped tend her six younger brothers and sisters. She joined the Joseph Christian Church in 1917; attended Sam Houston Normal Institute at Huntsville in 1919-21; was runner-up for Miss SHNI Beauty Contest; became certified to teach. She taught at Field's Store, Decker's Prairie, Heights Annex, Spring Branch, Addicks, Waller, and last at Aqua Dulce in the Rio Grand Valley.

Married 18 May 1922 Harris Co., Tx. to George Ernest Lloyd; born 20 Mch. 1890 at home in Montgomery Co. on the Waller-Magnolia Rd. at Hegar, Tx.; third living child of George Walter Loyd/Lloyd and Sarah Eliz. Alford; died 29 Jan. 1967 Hockley, Tx.; buried Macedonia-Springer Cemetery.

In 1900 Ernest attended the Glass School. His teacher, Edna Rodman, gave him good grades on his report card. As a young man, he helped his parents on the farm, with the crops, the syrup mill, etc. He sometimes worked for the county, constructing roads, and hauling water and logs. Served in World War I as Pvt. in Tx. Co. C 20th BN US Guards. He was stationed at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. He carried a Bible in his shirt pocket given him by a dear friend, Minnthe Anderson.

Ernest and Elma moved to Houston and during the Depression years helped his brother, Peachman Lloyd, in his restaurant. They also worked for Henke Pillot with their dougle-cousins, Ellis and Fannie Corgey. Ernest worked as a guard and tended the animals at the Houston Zoo, and did construction work with Mr. Herbert and Mr. Hertzog, who owned a lumber yard on Washington Ave. They built a home on the corner of Westcott and Durham in the Camp Logan Addition. Feeling the need for more business training, Elma enrolled and graduated with honors from Massey's Business College.

In 1936 they rented their home, and moved to Hockley, where Ernest built a farm on Hockley-Katy Rd. He became very interested in politics, and was elected Justic of the Peace, Pct. 7, Harris Co. for several terms. In 1944 they moved back to Houston, and Ernest was employed as a Security Guard at the Port of Houston until WW II ended. He next became a licensed Real Estate Dealer and helped develop parts of the Spring Branch area. Elma received a license as a Real Estate Broker and Appraiser. Throughout her life, one of her hobbies was drawing house plans for my father, a carpenter, to build.

Ernest was active in The Odd Fellows; Lions International and, American Legion. He was a member of the Church of Christ, and the Democratic Party. Not having any sons, his nephews would often take him on business trips (he loved to travel); and they would include him on hunting trips, because he was an excellent camp cook. He was very affectionate and supportive toward all of his relatives. He was very proud of each one's accomplishments. He always looked to the future and PROGRESS was his lifetime goal.

Elma loved growing flowers and always had a beautiful yard in bloom. Before she became a mother, she was an excellent seamstress and an excellent artist, and she presented a number of lovely oil paintings to members of her family. As the eldest of a large family, she learned charity at an early age. She was a very "giving" person. No visitor ever left her home with empty hands. There was always a gift for each one to take home.

In 1951 they returned to Hockley and lived on the Macedonia Rd. on land bought from her mother, Maggie (Forehand) Clepper. Lovingly submitted, Ernesting (Lloyd) Jackson.

Harris Co., Tx. Marriage and Land Records
Waller Co. Land Records
Roadrunner #4-4 (Early Births of Waller Co.)
Delayed Birth Certificate
Ernestine Lloyd Jackson, Tomball, Tx.

The details below are per the John Loyd Genealogy Site at

George Ernest Lloyd (George Walter15, John Isaac4, John1) was born on 20 Mar 1890 in Montgomery CO, TX and died on 29 Jun 1967 in Harris CO, TX at age 77.

• He appeared on the Montgomery CO, TX - 1910 Federal Census census on 28 Apr 1910 in Montgomery CO, TX. Justice Pct 3, Dist 147, Sheet 7A, Stamped Pg 59
• He registered for the He registered for the World War I draft draft on 5 Jun 1917 in Montgomery CO, TX
• He appeared on the Montgomer CO, TX - 1920 Federal Census census on 14 Feb 1920 in Montgomery CO, MS. E.D. 106, pg. 89B, stamped page 133
• He appeared on the Harris Co, TX - 1930 Federal Census census on 10 Apr 1930 in Harris CO, TX. Houston, Dist 39, Sheet 20A, Stamped Pg 120

George married Nola Elena Clepper on 18 May 1922 in Waller CO, TX. Nola was born on 1 Nov 1895 in Waller CO, TX and died on 3 Nov 1987 in Harris CO, TX at age 92.
• She appeared on the Harris Co, TX - 1930 Federal Census census on 10 Apr 1930 in Harris CO, TX. Houston, Dist 39, Sheet 20A, Stamped Pg 120

The daughter from this marriage was:
Ernestine Lloyd

Ernestine Lloyd (George Ernest32, George Walter15, John Isaac4, John1)
Ernestine married James Mitchell Jackson.
Children from this marriage were:
i. Jacqueline Marcinda Jackson
ii. Suzanne Elizabeth Jackson
iii. Daniel Ernest Jackson
iv. James Michael Jackson

1 comment:

...Gray... said...

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A'keith Walters