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Re: Please Help
Posted by: Annie Carlile (ID *****3078) Date: November 09, 2012 at 07:24:13
In Reply to: Please Help by Jack Klar of 18

Hi. I'm not related to this family, but I can hopefully provide you with some leads. Here is possibly the Klar family in 1940:

1940 United States Federal Census about Edward M Klar
Name:        Edward M Klar
Respondent:        Yes
Age:        72
Estimated Birth Year:        abt 1868
Gender:        Male
Race:        White
Birthplace:        Illinois
Marital Status:        Married
Relation to Head of House:        Head
Home in 1940:        Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois
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Street:        N Elm Street
House Number:        522
Farm:        No
Inferred Residence in 1935:        Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois
Residence in 1935:        Same Place
Sheet Number:        14A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation:        319
Household Members:        
Name        Age
Edward M Klar        72 b. 1868 Illinois; Pensioner
Flora Klar        62 -wife- b. 1878 Ill
Ralph Klar        35 -son- b. 1905 Ill; Meat Cutter
Bernice Klar        29 -dau- b. 1911 Ill; Clerk - WPA
Cesil Klar        25 -son- b. 1915 Ill; Laborer
Dorothy Klar        21 -dau- b. 1919 Ill; Laborer

There were other children, as well, as shown in the 1920 Census:

1920 United States Federal Census about Edward M Klar
Name:        Edward M Klar
Age:        51
Birth Year:        abt 1869
Birthplace:        Illinois
Home in 1920:        Clinton Ward 2, DeWitt, Illinois
Race:        White
Gender:        Male
Relation to Head of House:        Head
Marital Status:        Married
Spouse's Name:        Flora Klar
Father's Birthplace:        Ohio
Mother's Birthplace:        Ohio
Home Owned:        Own
Able to Read:        Yes
Able to Write:        Yes
Household Members:        
Name        Age
Edward M Klar        51 b. 1869 Ill, parents b. OH; Carpenter, Rail Road
Flora Klar        42 -wife- b. 1878 Ill, fath b. OH, moth b. Miss
Wilbur E Klar        17 -son- b. 1903 Ill
Ralph J Klar        15 -son- b. 1905 Ill
Edward H Klar        9 -son- b. 1911 Ill
Vinnie J Klar        7 -dau- b. 1913 Ill
Cecil A Klar        5 -son- b. 1915 Ill
Dorothy Klar        1 -dau- b. 1919 Ill

There is a tree on Ancestry.com for son, Wilber. His full name was Wilber Everette Kar, b. 8 Jan 1903 Clinton, Ill., d. Apr 1983 Aurora, Kane, Ill. He was married to Blanche Adele Seats and they had at least 2 children.

Here is Wilbur in 1940:

1940 United States Federal Census about Wilbur E Klar
Name:        Wilbur E Klar
Age:        37
Estimated Birth Year:        abt 1903
Gender:        Male
Race:        White
Birthplace:        Illinois
Marital Status:        Married
Relation to Head of House:        Head
Home in 1940:        Thornton, Cook, Illinois
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Street:        Center Street
House Number:        16420
Farm:        No
Inferred Residence in 1935:        Harvey, Cook, Illinois
Residence in 1935:        Harvey, Cook, Illinois
Sheet Number:        2B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation:        39
Household Members:        
Name        Age
Wilbur E Klar        37 b. 1903 Ill; Machinest, Machine shop
Blanche Klar        32 -wife- b. 1908 Ill
Betty Jane Klar 13 -dau- b. 1927 Ill
Dixie Lou Klar        4 -dau- b. 1936 Ill

As for Ralph, there was a marriage announcement for him in the Decatur Evening Herald, 10 Apr 1929 - "CLINTON April 10 - Miss Lela Provina? and Ralph Klar, bother of Clinton were united in marriage in Champaign Friday Evening... Mr. Klar has taken a position in the Sanitary meat market. Mrs. Klar is a daughter of Mrs Maud Fay (or Fry) 215 North Alexander Street. She was born in Dewitt County... Mr. Klar is a son of Mr and Mrs Edward Klar 512 North Elm street."

Hope this helps. Annie



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