Maynard French Clover, son of Lot Clover
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French , son of Lot Clover
Clover (Lot4 John
Maynard French Clover was the sixth
child and the second son of Lott Clover.
Maynard French Clover was born 11 September 1859, Hardin County, Iowa,
died 15 September 1929.(1) Maynard F. Clover, aged 23, married 21
March 1882, Sarah Gates, aged 19, at J. Stout's residence, of Wolf
River Township, in Doniphan County, Kansas.(2) Sarah’s obituary
says that she married Maynard Clover in Concordia which is in Cloud
County, Kansas. However, this is clearly not correct. Sarah Ann
Gates was born in Alton, Illinois, 8 September 1863, and died 29
December 1913, in Omaha, Nebraska.(3)
There is more information on the
family of Sarah Ann Gates on the page of Amos Hardin Clover,
Maynard’s brother. Sarah’s brother married the widow
There was an article about Maynard and his family in the Clover Family Exchange, Volume 6,
Issue 3, March 1993, page 1-6. The material for that issue was
contributed by Edus Snyder. Several obituaries for the children of
Maynard and Sarah were in that article.
There is a question about his
middle name. Most sources give it as French, some as Francis.
Edus wrote a letter to Bessie asking about Maynard Clover's middle
name. Bessie wrote her back a letter saying that Maynard,
Sr’s middle name was French. His middle name came from a Dr.
French, who was a friend of the family and who had delivered some of
his mother’s children. He did not like his middle name so gave
his son, Maynard F. Clover, Jr, only an F. as an initial and did not
give him a middle name.
Obituary: Friday, 2 January 1914,
Death of Mrs. Clover at Omaha Hospital. Wife of well known farmer died
Monday evening [The previous Monday was 29 December 1913]. Long
illness took sudden turn for worse and she was taken to Omaha for [an]
operation. Funeral at country home this morning. Mrs. M. F. Clover, for
25 years a resident of this community died last Monday evening at the
Methodist hospital in Omaha. Her health had been failing for
about a year but not until a week ago did her condition become
alarming. As a last resort she was taken to Omaha on Sunday where
an operation was performed in the hope that her life might be
saved. In this hope, however, her family and friends were
disappointed and her long and useful like came to an end. The death of
Mrs. Clover brought with it the most profound regrets of the many who
had known her intimately and recognized in her a woman of the most
Sarah A. Gates was born in Alton,
Illinois, 8 September 1863. Her parents afterward moved to Kansas
and located at Concordia, and here the deceased was married to M. F.
Clover on 21 March 1881. About 25 years ago they moved to this
county and located on a farm about 8 miles north west of this city.
During all these years Mrs. Clover had been known as a worthy woman and
she was greatly beloved and respected by all who knew her. Her death
was a shock to her friends, all of whom unite in extending the most
sincere sympathy to the bereaved family. Those who share this sympathy
are the surviving husband, the children, Mrs. Maud Hayes, Mrs. Alice
Wiles, and Verne Clover of Auburn, Mrs. Mable George of Collis,
Minnesota and Bessie, Vida, Elvada, Maynard and Cora who live at
home. In addition to the members of her immediate family, she is
survived by five brothers, Joseph Gates of Concordia, Kansas; D. S.
Gates of Suisher, Oklahoma, Will Gates of Ong, Nebraska; Grant Gates of
Nebraska City and Charles Gates of Kansas City and by two sisters, Mrs.
Lee Erismann of Auburn and Mrs. Myrtle Hatfield of Falls City and also
by her aged mother, Mrs. Mary Sanger of Kansas City. To all these the
sympathy of friends is extended. The remains were brought to this
city and taken to the family home where the funeral services will
beheld this Friday morning at 10:00 conducted by Rev. Briggs, pastor of
the Christian church at Brock. (4)
Newspaper Notice: Alamo Pioneer
killed near Beeville Sunday. About 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon,
word reached Alamo [Hidalgo County, Texas] that the car in which Mr.
and Mrs. M. F. Clover were returning home from their vacation in the
north had overturned on the slippery road near Beeville, injuring them
both, and it was feared fatally. A number of persons left for Beeville
at once and last night word came that Mr. Clover had passed away. Mrs.
Clover sustained several broken ribs and a fracture of the collar bone,
some painful bruises and lacerations, but at this time she is resting
well, and it is thought she will recover. Hazel Whalen, daughter of
Mrs. Clover who was returning from San Antonio with them, was slightly
bruised. The accident was due to heavy rains and the cars coming onto
the paved highway from the unpaved feeder roads carried mud onto the
pavement making it so slippery a car could scarcely stay on the road.
It seems the car skidded, and, in striving to right it, Mr. Clover lost
control. It ran into the ditch and overturned. Mrs and Mrs.
George Duff of Alamo who were en route to San Antonio, picked the
injured people up and took them to the hospital where every possible
attention was given them.
M. F. Clover was a pioneer here,
having been in the land business at one time; he was active in behalf
of the Good Government League; was a church man and for his seventy-odd
years was a very active man. He will be missed here where he and his
good wife have a host of friends who loved them dearly. The body
was taken to the old Nebraska home for burial, accompanied by his son,
Vern and daughter, Miss Bess, who is a nurse in the Edinburg hospital.
accident account omitted].....Mr. Clover was born in Hardin County,
Iowa, 11 September 1859. When a young man he went to Kansas, where he
was married to Sarah A. Gates in 1881 and nine children were born to
them. His wife passed away fifteen years ago and three years ago he was
married to Mrs. Addie Whalen at Alamo, Texas. He came to Nemaha County
in 1886 and located on a farm northwest of Auburn, where he lived until
Mrs. Clover passed away in 1914. He was a successful farmer and
one who prospered because of his thrift and industry and close
attention to business. He also had a large part in the community
life and was looked upon as a substantial citizen and one who deserved
the confidence and respect in which he was held. Upon moving to Texas,
he acquired a large tract of land near Alamo, and engaged in fruit and
vegetable growing with marked success. He is survived by his wife
and children, Verne, of Alamo, Texas; Mrs. C. C. Hayes and Mrs. G. C.
Wilds and Maynard, of Auburn; Mrs. Mabel George, and Vida Clover of San
Juan, Texas; Bessie Clover of Edenburg, Texas and Mrs. J. V. Simon of
The following picture of Maynard F. Clover, Sr, was sent to me some
years back by Wilma Morris.
of Maynard French Clover
- 1880 Mitchell County, KS Walnut
Creek ED 184 sh 7 line 33, page 126C, NARA T9-0389 [same page as Lott]:
Duncan Gates 59 CAN Farmer CAN CAN; Mary Jane wife Female 44 CAN
CAN CAN; Sarah Dau 17 IL; Charles E. Son 13 IL; Rosella H.
Dau 7 KS; Mercy H. Dau 4 KS; Bertha Beadle serv Sing W 7 KS.
- 1900 Nemaha County, NE Washington Pct, ED
98 sh 10B, line 94 page 247, NARA T623-935: Maynard Clover Sept 1858 IA
IN OH farmer; Sarah wife Sep 1861 IL Canada (Fr.) Can (Fr) Can (Fr)
married 18 years, 8/8 children, Melvin A. Son Dec 1882 KS; Maud dau Feb
1885 NE; Alice dau July 1886; Mabel dau Apr 1889 NE. Bessie June 1892
NE Their other two daughters are
on page 249A, Vida dau April 1895 NE IA IL; Elzada dau Feb 1895[sic] NE
IA IL. They are in a separate dwelling and household. This
appears to have been some kind of error by the enumerator. There is a
note which refers to page 247 line 94.
- 1910 Nemaha County, NE Washington
Pct, ED 122 sh 1A line 1, page 139B, NARA T624-852: Maynard F. Clover
57 IA mar 29 years IA IN OH Farmer; Sarah A. Wife 47 9/9 children IL
Can(Eng) Can(Eng); Alice M. Dau 23 NE dressmaker; Mabel A. Dau 20 NE
Schoolteacher; Bessie A. Dau 17 NE; Vida N. Dau 15 NE; Elzada dau 13 NE
Maynard F. Jr. Son 11 NE; Cord E. Dau 9 NE.
- 1920 Nemaha County, NE East
Washington Precinct ED 117 sh 1B lin 57 page 141B, 12/12 NARA T625-998,
: Maynard F. Clover sr. 60 wid Kansas US US farmer; Vida dau 26 single
NE teacher; Elzada dau 23 single NE teacher; Maynard F. Jr son 21
married NE; Minnie daughter in law 21 NE; Cora daughter 19 single NE.
(1) Tombstone read by Edus Snyder.
(2) Doniphan County marriage records, county clerk, Troy, Kansas. The
information from the clerk did not include volume and page
(3) Mrs. M. F. Clover obituary, Nemaha
County (Auburn, Nebraska) Herald, Friday, 2 January 1914.
Research and copy courtesy of Edus Snyder.
(4) Mrs. M. F. Clover obituary, Nemaha
(Nebraska) County Herald, Friday, 2 January 1914. Research and
copy courtesy of Edus Snyder.
(5) Research and copies of newspaper items courtesy of Edus Snyder.
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