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Phillip Hall Clear
B: July 25, 1841
M: January 19, 1867
D: May 4, 1913

Notes: On August 9, 1862, Phillip H. Clear enlisted in the 69th Indiana Volunteers. At the battle of Port Gibson on May 1, 1863, he received a wound which eventually caused the amputation of one of his lower limbs. He was transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps on April 4, 1864, and he was discharged July 5, 1865. Returning to Indiana he followed farming in the summer and teaching during the winter months. In 1869 he moved to Ohio, but in 1872 retraced his steps to Indiana where he taught school until 1876. At that time he came to St. Clair County and was occupied in teaching until 1882 when he became manager of the Lowry City Association. They carry a general stock of goods and are doing a good business. Mr. C. owns one of the best improved farms in this township. He is a member of the Christian Church and also belongs to the I. O. O. F. fraternity. January 19, 1867, Mr. Clear married Miss Sarah A. Fisher, a native of Indiana. They have seven children: Arthur B., George W., Luther E., Oscar, Henry D., Grace and Blanch. Source: 1883 History of St. Clair County MO, National Historical Co., pg: 1180; Also the book 'These men were heroes once: The sixty ninth Indiana volunteer infantry.'

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Sarah A. Fisher
B: 1844 Indiana
M: January 19, 1867
D: June 30, 1896
Children of Phillip H. Clear and Sarah Fisher
1. Arthur B. Clear
B: 1868 Indiana
D: August 26, 1941
2. George W. Clear
B: February 11, 1869
D: July 28, 1942
B: March 20, 1870 Union City, Indiana
D: February 11, 1960
Spouse: Hattie Dannels
4. Oceonia Clear
B: May 9, 1875
D: January 28, 1878
B: August 18, 1876
M: September 28, 1899
D: December 30, 1932 Denver, Colorado
Spouse: Emma Ellen Newton
6. Henry D. Clear
B: December 23, 1877
B: 1879
D: 1955
Spouse: Roy C. Newton
8. Blanche Clear
B: May 6, 1881 Osceola, Missouri
D: December 7, 1930
Spouse: James Thomas Newton
9. Maud Clear
B: July 18, 1883
D: November 14, 1883
Many thanks to Barbara (Clear) Rodick for help with the information on this page.