Wednesday, October 28, 2009

William Morris Clepper 1886-1957

Susan Clepper Broussard,

Per your request, here are a few details from Lucille's Book and what I have in my notes. I also have details on Will's first three and last two children. You listed your grandmother's name as Lela Mae Kruegar, but I found the records as Lela Neva Kruegar. Could "May" be a nick name?

WILLIAM MORRIS CLEPPER (Lorenzo, John, P.James, Phillip, Jacob Sr.), was born 18 June 1886 according to delayed birth certificate #748933, born Burleson Co., Tx. but believe he was born in Waller, Tx. The 1900 census shows born Feb. 1887; son of Lorenzo Dow & Sarah (Travis) Clepper, Sr.; died 2 Dec. 1957 Cherokee Co., Tx.; buried Huntsville, Walker, TX; at Adickers Addn. to Oakwood Cemetery. Guard at Huntsville Prison; not found in the 1910 census of Tx.?

Marriage Details (not clear):

1/mar. ca 1909-10 ? Dean.
2/mar. 3 June 1912 Burleson Co., Tx. to Lela Neva Krueger; born 1894 (or 13 Oct 1891) Hamilton Co., Tx.; died 1980 (or 18 Jul 1981) Burleson Co., Tx.; buried Mason Cemetery, Caldwell, Tx.;
2/mar. McCowan 1891-1981.
3/mar. Hopie Allen (son says mother Indian.)


  1. Bethel Robert Clepper b. ca 1910/11.
  2. Wesley Morris Clepper b. 15 Dec. 1912.; d. 21 Jul 1987; SP2 U.S. Navy
  3. Julian Marcus Clepper b. 28 Dec. 1914.; d 1956
  4. Lucille Clepper, b. 10 Apr 1916; d. 16 Mar 1939.
  5. Ruth Clepper b. 26 Mch. 1917; mar. Jack Quarles.
  6. Lela Mae Clepper b. 9 Aug. 1922; died 22 Mch. 1969; mar. Robert Dvorak.
  7. Charles Edward Clepper b. 17 Sept. 1926; d. 22 Sept. 1926; buried Caldwell Cemetery, Burleson Co., Tx.
  8. Willie Nell Clepper b. 12 Jan. 1928 in Burleson County, TX; mar. Louis Bernardie.
  9. Harold Wayne Clepper b. 15 Dec. 1930 in Burleson County, TX
    i. Sharron Clepper; mar. Richard Wright.
  10. Robert Kenneth Clepper b. 8 Aug. 1935 in Burleson County, TX.
  11. Bobby Morris Clepper b. 13 July 1940.


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