Indiana McCaslins

Clayton William McCaslinAge: 85 years19212007

Clayton William McCaslin
Birth February 25, 1921 26 27

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Birth of a sisterVirginia Maud McCaslin
December 8, 1923 (Age 2 years)

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Death of a sisterVirginia Maud McCaslin
August 27, 1927 (Age 6 years)
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Burial of a sisterVirginia Maud McCaslin
after August 27, 1928 (Age 7 years)
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Note: Oak Grove Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 5690367)
Birth of a sisterVivian Mae McCaslin
August 28, 1930 (Age 9 years)

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Census 1930 (Age 8 years)
Census 1940 (Age 18 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMelissa Abbiegail (Abbie) Rawls
February 19, 1947 (Age 25 years)

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Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn David (David) McCaslin
October 4, 1949 (Age 28 years)
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Death of a motherCharlotte (Lottie) May Brown
November 28, 1973 (Age 52 years)

Death of a fatherWilliam David McCaslin
March 26, 1979 (Age 58 years)

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Death of a sisterVivian Mae McCaslin
February 20, 1998 (Age 76 years)

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Burial of a sisterVivian Mae McCaslin
after February 20, 1998 (Age 76 years)
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Note: Oak Grove Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 5690381)
1946 Shoe Salesman

Publication: Polk's Hot Springs (Garland County, Arkansas) City Directory (1946)
Death January 29, 2007 (Age 85 years)
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Burial January 31, 2007 (2 days after death)
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Note: Mount Ida Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 80269307)
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Marriage: September 6, 1914, Garland, Arkansas
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Census1940 US Federal Census
Occupation1946 Polk's Hot Springs City Directory
Publication: Polk's Hot Springs (Garland County, Arkansas) City Directory (1946)
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Mount Ida Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 80269307)
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In the 1930 US Federal Census for Farmer, Garland, Arkansas, 35-year-old Arkansas-born farmer William D McCaslin and his 35-year-old Arkansas-born wife Lettie M [Brown] McCaslin were married when both were 20-years-old. They have in their household their 9-year-old Arkansas-born son William C [Clayton W] who has not attended school in the past year. The family is living on a farm that William D owns. William D has worked on the last regularly scheduled work day and has not served in the military. William D's father was born in Indiana and his mother in Arkansas; Lottie's father was born in Tennessee and her mother in Arkansas; Clayton's parents were born in Arkansas. In the 1940 US Federal Census for Farmer, Garland, Arkansas, 45-year-old Arkansas-born farmer Willie McCaslin and his 46-year-old Arkansas-born wife Lottie [Brown] McCaslin have in their household their Arkansas-born children, 19-year-old Clayton and 9-year-old Vivian. They are living a house, that Willie own, worth $500. This house is located on a farm. They were living in the same house in 1935. Willie has completed eighth grade. Lottie has completed seventh grade. Clayton has completed high school, Vivian has completed fifth grade. Willie is employed as a farm laborer [sic he is listed as the owner of the business] and is not looking for work, He worked 60 hours in the past week and 40 weeks of the past year. He's earned $400 but this is crossed out as it is not a wage or salary. Lottie is a housewife who is not looking for work. She does not have an outside source of income. Clayton is a student who is not looking for work. When 20-year-old Clayton William McCaslin registers for the WWII draft on 16 Feb 1942, he states that his residence is Royal, Garland, Arkansas, which is also his mailing address and that he does not have a phone. He was born 25 Feb 1921 in Royal, Arkiansas. The person who will always know his address is W D McCaslin [his father]. Clayton is employed by Leo Garton C??? (at present) at 833 Central Ave, Hot Springs Garland Arkansas. He is white, five feet eight inches, 140 pounds, with blue eyes, black hair and a ruddy complexion. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 Name: Clayton W McCaslin Birth Year: 1921 Race: White, citizen (White) Nativity State or Country: Arkansas State of Residence: Arkansas County or City: Garland Enlistment Date: 8 Sep 1942 Enlistment State: Arkansas Enlistment City: Little Rock Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA Grade: Private 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 Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) Source: Civil Life Education: 4 years of high school Civil Occupation: Semiskilled cement and concrete finishers Marital Status: Single, without dependents Height: 68 Weight: 126 Distinguished Flying Cross Awarded for actions during World War II The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant (Air Corps) Clayton W. McCaslin, United States Army Air Forces, for extraordinary achievement while serving as Navigator of a B-17 airplane on bombing missions over Germany, 29 July 1944, 24 August 1944, 5 November 1944, and 15 December 1944. Throughout these operations Lieutenant McCaslin exhibited exceptional navigational proficiency and a meticulous attention to detail. On 29 July 1944 Lieutenant McCaslin adroitly navigated the aircraft over the arduous route to an important objective. Upon arrival in the target area, he ascertained that the target was covered by dense smoke. Although the airplane in which he was serving was struck by flak on the bomb run, bombs were released on the target. Lieutenant McCaslin then ably navigated the aircraft back to base. On 24 August 1944 he capably guided the airplane to the objective in the face of two series of fighter attacks, which lasted approximately fifteen minutes. Antiaircraft fire was encountered over the target, inflicting damage upon the aircraft. Bombs were released with accuracy and Lieutenant McCaslin skillfully directed the airplane back to base. On 5 November 1944 he served with distinction, contributing to the high degree of success, which was achieved. On 15 December 1944 adverse weather conditions were encountered throughout the flight to the objective. After leaving the target the airplane in which Lieutenant McCaslin was serving assumed the lead position of the Squadron and he expertly navigated the formation back to England without further incident. The courage, coolness and devotion to duty displayed by Lieutenant McCaslin on these occasions reflect the highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States. Action Date: July 29, August 24, November 5, & December 15, 1944 Service: Army Air Forces Rank: First Lieutenant In the 1946 Polk's Hot Springs, Arkansas City Directory lists Clayton W McCaslin and his wife Marguerite [Graham] as living at 214-1/2 S Patterson. He is a salesman at Rosenthal's Shoe Store. Obituary, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock, Arkansas), January 31, 2007, page 14 MOUNT IDA - Clayton W. McCaslin, 85, of Mt. Ida, Ark., passed away Jan. 29, 2007. He was born Feb. 25, 1921 in Royal, Ark., to the late William D. McCaslin and Lottie Brown McCaslin. Clayton served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and completed 35 missions as a B-17 navigator. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, the Theatre Ribbon, and three Bronze Service Stars. Clayton continued his military service through the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Air Force Reserves, retiring in 1981 as Lieutenant Colonel. He served as manager of the Indianapolis Glove Plant in Mt. Ida for 28 years. Additionally, he served his church for more than 50 years as Deacon, Treasurer, Sunday School Teacher, and Choir member. Clayton was a Gideon and remained eager to encourage and share his Christian faith. He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Vivian McCaslin Jewell, Ruby McCaslin, and Virginia McCaslin, all of Royal, Ark. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marguerite Graham McCaslin of Mt. Ida; his son and daughterin-law, Bob and Lana McCaslin of Bentonville; his daughter and sonin-law, Rebecca and Stanley Fox of Benton; and his son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Stephanie Mc-Caslin of Hot Springs; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Grandson, Brandon McCaslin, Will McCaslin, Dennis Fox, Jason Ross, Tim Moser, and Shane Gunter will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Dale Swindle, the Ambassadors Sunday School Class, former pastors, the Montgomery County Gideon Camp and Dr. Fred Divers. Visitation at 1 p.m., services at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, at First Baptist Church of Mt. Ida, officiated by Brothers John Guerra and Eddie McCord. Burial will be at the Mt. Ida Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Gideon Memorial Bible Fund or to the First Baptist Church of Mt. Ida Building Fund. Arrangements are by Thornton Funeral Home of Mt. Ida.