CLINE, DANIEL & NEWTON Famlies Descendant and Related Families William "Leonard" CLINE
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CLINE, George Washington
NEWTON, Narcissa
(Abt 1836-1900)
BURTON, William Thomas
WATSON, Mary Anne Francis
CLINE, "Spake" George Washington
BURTON, Mary Anne Francis "Fannie"
CLINE, William "Leonard"


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1. UNKNOWN, Johnnie Mae

CLINE, William "Leonard"
  • Born: 21 Apr 1907, Eastland, Eastland, Texas, USA
  • Marriage (1): UNKNOWN, Johnnie Mae on 20 Dec 1941
  • Died: 3 Jan 1973, Rusk, Cherokee, Texas, USA at age 65
  • Buried: Taylor Cemetery, Near Gallatin, , Texas

bullet   Cause of his death was Apparent heart attack.

bullet   Find a Grave ID: 19182259.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

  • 25 Apr 1910 he appeared as Leonard, son, age 4, born in TX on the census in Hopewell, Smith County, TX Census. 1 Precinct 18
  • 19 Jan 1920 he appeared as Leonard Clines, son, age 14, born in Texas on the census in Red Springs, Smith, Texas, USA. 2 District 102, Page 15, Sheet 8A,
    Red Springs Road Dwelling 127 and Family 138
  • 21 Apr 1930 he appeared as Leonard, age 24, renting, single, born in TX on the census in Ed 147-6 Limestone County, TX Pg 16.
  • 3 Apr 1942, WW II Enlistment: William L. Cline, born 1906 in Texas, White citizen, , Cherokee County, Texas, USA. 3 4 Enlistment: Tyler, Texas;
    Branch: Branch Immaterial- Warrant Officers, USA; Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law;
    Education: Grammar school;
    Civil Occupation: Attendants, Hospitals and Other Institutions, N.E.C.
    Height: 68; Weight: 173

  • Military: World War II with the Army Medical Corp
  • He was employed. Rusk State Hospital for 38 years
  • Jan 1973 Social Security Death Index: 5 Name: William Cline Last Residence: 75785 Rusk, Cherokee, Texas, United States of America Born: 21 Apr 1906 Died: Jan 1973 State (Year) SSN issued: Texas (Before 1951 )
    (Obituary says he was born 21 Apr 1907, which is correct?)
  • 3 Jan 1973 Texas Death Index: 6 Name: William Cline Death Date: 3 Jan 1973 Death County: Cherokee Gender: Male Marital Status: Single
  • On 4 Jan 1973 his obituary was published in the Newspaper. W.L. Cline Dies, Rites Set for Friday. William Leonard Cline, 65, Rt. 4, Rusk, was dead on arrival last Wednesday afternoon at Rusk Memorial Hospital following an apparent heart attack.
    Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday in the Wallace Funeral Chapel with the Rev. U. van Sickle officiating. Burial will be in the Taylor Cemetery near Gallatin.
    Mr. Cline was born April 21, 1907, at Eastland, but had lived in Rusk for 45 years. He served during World War II with the Army Medical Corp and had been employed At Rusk State Hospital for 38 years. He worked in the recreational department for some time and later was employed in the Maximum Security Unit, retiring in 1966. He was a member of the East Side Baptist Church.
    Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Johnnie Mae Cline, Rusk; two sons, Carl Spurgers and Bill Spurgers, Rusk, two daughters, Mrs. Maurice Manning, Houston and Mrs. John Bryson, Temple; two brothers, Everett Cline, Houston, and Lester Cline, Rusk; four sisters, Mrs. Ida Hamilton, Dallas, Mrs. Jewel Gordon, Waco, Mrs. Oleta Russell, Houston, and Mrs. Claud Chisum, Rusk; ten grandchildren; and 20 great-granchildren.
    Pallbearers will be Bruce Cumby, Wayne Burton, Buddy Beard, James Spurgers, Tommy Spurgers, and Max Owen.
    (He had no children, these were Johnnie's children by a previous marriage)

  • 3 Jan 1973. Death Certificate: 7 Name: William Leonard Cline
    Death place: Route 4, Rusk, Cherokee, Texas
    Gender: Male
    Race or color : White
    Age at death: 65 years
    Birth date: April 21, 1907
    Birth place: Texas
    Marital status: married
    Father name: George Washington Cline
    Mother name: Mary Ann Burton
    Armed Services: WW II
    Occupation: Maximum Security at Rusk State Hospital, Rusk, Cherokee, Texas
    Residence: Route 4, Rusk, Cherokee County, Texas
    Cemetery name: Taylor Cemetery, Cherokee County, Texas
    Informant: Johnnie Cline (wife)
    Burial date: January 5, 1973
    Film number: 2242245 Digital GS number: 4167655
    Image number: 2917 Reference number: 936
    Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976
  • Burial records-findagrave: William Leonard Cline, Taylor Cemetery, Gallatin, Cherokee, Texas. 8 by: Syble Cline Glasscock with obituary, tombstone photo by Jim Nelson
    Record added: May 02, 2007 Find A Grave Memorial# 19182259
    George Washington Cline (1871 - 1945)
    Mary Anne Francis Burton Cline (1872 - 1963)
    Johnnie M. Cline (1904 - 1983)*
    George Lester Cline (1899 - 1975)*
    Lydia Florence Cline (1903 - 1903)*
    Lillie Belle Cline Chisum (1904 - 1977)*
    William Leonard Cline (1907 - 1973)
    Oleta Faye Cline Russell (1908 - 1994)*
    Everett Franklin Cline (1911 - 1986)*
    Jewel M Gordon (1914 - 1992)*


William married Johnnie Mae UNKNOWN on 20 Dec 1941. (Johnnie Mae UNKNOWN was born on 3 Apr 1903, died on 27 Nov 1984 in Smith County, Texas and was buried in Taylor Cemetery, Gallatin, Cherokee, Texas.)



  1. 1910 US Census, Hopewell, Smith County, Texas; Precinct 18, ED 86, Sheet 5, Household #96, Geo. Cline, age 39, HOH, born in NC, farm laborer, married 11 yrs. parents born in NC
    Fannie Cline, wife, age 35, married 11 years, 7 children born & 6 living
    Lester Cline, son, age 10, born in Texas
    Ida Mae Cline, daughter, age 8, born in Texas
    Lilly Belle Cline, dau, age 6,
    born in Texas
    Leonard Cline, son, age 4, born in Texas
    Oleta Cline, dau. age 1, born in Texas
    Walker Cline, nephew, single, age 22, born in Texas f-b-TN & m-b-TN (Antny's son).
  2. 1920 U.S. census, population schedule; digital images (; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T625; Red Springs and Sand Flat, Smith County, Texas, District 102, Page 15, Sheet 8A,
    Red Springs Road Dwelling 127 and Family 138
    Spake Cline, age 50, HOH, born abt 1870 in Georgia, parents born in GA (mother was actually born in NC), white male married to Fannie, owns home, can read and write, General Farming
    Fannie Clines, wife, age 48
    , born in Mississippi, parents born in MS, can read and write
    Lester Clines, son, age 20, single, born in Texas, can read and write
    Ida Clines, daughter, age 18, single, born in Texas, can read and write
    Lillie Clines, daughter, age 15, born in Texas
    Leonard Clines, son, age 14, born in Texas
    Oleta Clines, daughter, age 11, born in Texas
    Everet Clines, son, age 7, born in Texas
    Jewel Clines, daughter, age 6, born in Texas
    (At the bottom of the page is Dwelling 143 and Family 144, the Pete L. White family. The large farm/ranch that joined Claude Cline's in the 1960's was called the Pete White place. I wonder if this is that Pete White)
  3. "World War II Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," database(
  4. U.S., "World War II Army Enlistment," database(
  5. death index , (
  6. Texas Department of Health, Death Registries, ; digital image, (
  7. Texas Department of Health, death certificate ; digital image, Family .
  8. database, (

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