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Looking for family genealogy for William Clarence Masters...

Journal by DMastersRgn

... He was born in Ohio (not sure where) on August 24, 1886. He was married to Sophia Henrietta Meyer on August 16, 1908 in Wellfleet, Nebraska. He died in Tryon, NE, 05/22/1942.

The farthest his genealogy has been traced (that I know of) is his grandfather, George Masters born 1787 in Maryland. He was married to Rebecca (not sure of maiden name nor year they married). Rebecca was born in Ohio.

William C. Masters' father was Benjamin Masters, born June 16, 1833 in Ohio, married Nov. 5, 1864, and died Nov. 29, 1922.

William C. Masters' mother was Melissa J. Miner, born Apr. 28, 1851 in Ohio and died April 20, 1925. That's all of the information I have.

Any more info or leads would be appreciated.

Surnames: Masters Meyer (Meier) Miner
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on 2008-07-03 22:08:14

DMastersRgn has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jul 2008. is researching the following names: MASTERS, PERRY, PERRYSOFMONTANA.

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by Mattson95 on 2015-05-08 19:34:55

Hi! Don't know if you have found what you were looking for, but as I'm also researching a Masters line from Ohio (Wyandot County) and thought I would give you some help.

A quick search on Ancestry gave me two suggestions that match the criteria you have stated.

The "Ohio, Births and Christening Index, 1800-1962" set his birth place in Fayette County (but listed birth date on August 14, 1886). Further specified by saying christening was in Pickaway, OH. This record was indexed but not viewable.

Also, his WWI draft registration card, dated 6-5-17, was available to see. Lists birth on August 24, 1886, confirms county of Fayette, OH, as birthplace and lists home address: 515 East...?, No. Platte, Lincoln CO., Nebraska.

The draft registration provides great detail. It also lists him as married with three kids and his physical appearance. He was tall, of medium build. He had blue eyes and blonde hair and was entering the military with a loss of his right eye.

His trade is listed as a "laborer" employed by N. E. Loudon in No. Platte, Nebraska.

He also signed his registration card with his full name.

The 1930 Census finds him living in Howell, Nebraska on a rented farm. He and Sofia had seven children: Victor, Arbor, Hollis, William, George, Robert, and Gene. The family owned a radio set.


Hoped this brief analysis helped somewhat!

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