From a newpaper obituary clipping for Clarence Burton Pinchon from Dessa
Mae (Sunday)Wolf's estate sale 25 Nov 2000 -
"Clarence Burton, only son of Hiram H. and Elizabeth Da Huff Pinchon,
born in Fremont, Indiana, March 22, 1902, and departed this life March 8,
1930, at Dallas, Texas.
He attended the public schools of Fremont and was graduated from the
high school in 1920. For a year after his graduation he worked with
father in the lumber business. In September of 1921, he entered Indiana
university at Bloomington, Indiana and spent three years there, in the School
of Commerce and Finance. He is a member of the Indiana Gamma chapter
Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
After finishing his third year in college, he remained in business
father until he began studying aviation in the spring of 1929, at Wichita,
On October 24, 1929, he entered the Dallas Aviation school where he
student flyer when he met his death.
While at Dallas, he joined a cavalry troop of the National gluardin
to obtain military experience toward an appointment in the Brook's Field,
Antonio, Texas, which appointment he was eligible to receive after he was
awarded his "Wings." He was to have taken his tests for a government license
He was an active member of the Fremont chapter of the Masonic lodge.
Clarence or "Red" as he was more popularly known was a young man of
sterling character, winning personality and was loved by all who knew him.
In 1916, he was Baptized and received into the Methodist Episcopal
by the Rev. L.W. Kemper.
He leaves to mourn their loss his father, H.H. Pinchon, his stepmother,
Jennie Bradner Pinchon, three sisters, Mrs. Earl F. Parker of Pleasant Lake,
Miss Inez Pinchon and Miss Wava Pinchon, a stepsister, Rachael Bradner of
Chicago, Ill., and a host of other relatives and friends. His mother
preceeded him to the great beyond on April 21, 1928.
The funeral services were held in the Fremont Methodist church byRev.
Kemper of New Castle, Ind., assisted by the Pastor Rev. H.A. Kirk, burial
Mt. Zion cemetery.
We wish to thank our many friends for their beautiful floral offerings
messages of sympathy in our great sorrow.
MR. AND MRS. H.H. PINCHON.
MRS. EARL PARKER.
MISS INEZ PINCHON.
MISS WAVA PINCHON.
MISS RACHAEL BRADNER."
Submitted by: Theresa Ferguson