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Gertrude Randall

Gertrude Randall and William Farmer Clarke. Approx. 1906 - when they were both 19 (perhaps an engagement photograph since neither appears to be wearing a wedding ring, but Gertrude may be wearing an engagement ring.)

Daughter of Henry Oran Randal and Julia Ann Sewell, Gertrude Randall was born on December 9, 1886, in Franklin County, Georgia.

On April 4 (or 19th), 1906 Gertrude Randall (at age 19) married William Farmer Clarke (age 19).

William Farmer Clarke (born July 22, 1886) was the son of Jesse Thomas Jackson Clarke (March 15, 1863 - April 10, 1940) and his wife, Sallie Tallulah Adams (Dec. 4, 1866 - March 11, 1952).

William Farmer Clarke and Gertrude Randall Clarke had the following children:

  1. Willie Colma Clarke (June 23, 1907 - Mar. 18, 1999)1). Carl and Colma had one daughter:
    1. Carlene Smith, b. January 17, 1925. She married Walter M. Virdon on June 10, 1960.
  2. Byron Hudson Clarke (b. January 25, 1909 – d. December 31, 1990… at age 81… after suffering a stroke.)
  3. Sara Ann Elizabeth Clarke (February 13, 1915 – September 28, 1967). Sara Ann Clarke married Walter Baxter “Dub” Randall [her second cousin – sharing a common direct paternal ancestor in Anderson Smith Randal] on December 31, 1933.). They had four children:
    1. Walter Clarke Randall, b. December 1, 1934
    2. Priscilla Ann Randall, b. January 3, 1941
    3. Sara Elizabeth Randall, b. August 12, 1947
    4. Michael Byron Randall, b. May 22, 1953
  4. Lucy Elizabeth Clarke (April 19, 1920 - ). On January 2, 1955 Lucy married Lucian P. Deavor (b. February 29, 1920) in Brevard, North Carolina. They had three children:
    1. James Patton Deavor (July 27, 1956 - )
    2. Dorothy Susan Deavor (July 25, 1958 - )
    3. William Clarke Deavor (Dec. 2, 1964 - )
Although a highly addictive opiate drug, during the early 20th century, children were commonly given morphine in syrup form (available over-the-counter) to quell teething pain.
During the Great Depression (1929-1939), women started reusing the fabric from flour sacks to make dresses. When the flour companies realized this, they started printing their bags with floral and other designs to make them more appealing to consumers.
1910 United States Federal Census. William F. Clarke's family begins on line No. 65.

1910 United States Federal Census



State: Georgia
County: Franklin
Township or other Division of County: Gum Log District 213
Date: May 5 & 6, 1910

Name Relation Gender Race Age Marital Status Birthplace Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace Occupation
Willie Clarke Head M White 23 Married Georgia Georgia Georgia Farmer
Gertrude Wife F White 23 Married Georgia Georgia Georgia None
Colma Daughter F White 2 Single Georgia Georgia Georgia None
Byron Son M White 1 2/12 Single Georgia Georgia Georgia None
Benjamin Burton Hired Man M Black 22 Divorced Georgia Georgia Georgia Farm Laborer
Allen Burton Hired Man M Black 18 Single Georgia Georgia Georgia Farm Laborer

Source: “United States Census, 1910”, Census Place: Gum Log, Franklin, Georgia; Roll: T624_189; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0041; FHL microfilm: 1374202

William F. Clarke, Byron Clarke, Gertrude Clarke & Colma Clarke outside their home. Circa 1913.
Byron Hudson Clarke, Sara Clarke & Colma Clarke. Circa 1915.
William Farmer Clarke's WWI Draft Registration Card - Dated June 5, 1917.
1920 United States Federal Census. William F. Clarke's family begins on line No. 9.

1920 United States Federal Census



State: Georgia
County: Franklin
Township or other Division of County: Gum Log District
Date: Jan. 20, 1920

Name Relation Gender Age Birthplace Occupation
William F. Clarke Head M 34 Georgia Farmer
Gertrude Wife F 34 Georgia Mom
Willie C. Daughter F 12 Georgia Farm Laborer
Byron H. Son M 10 Georgia Farm Laborer
Sarah A. Daughter F 4 10/12 Georgia

Source: “United States Census, 1920”, Supervisor's District No. 8, Enumeration District No. 41, Sheet 9A.

1930 United States Federal Census. William F. Clarke's family begins on line No. 56.

1930 United States Federal Census



State: Georgia
County: Franklin
Township or other Division of County: Gum Log District 213
Date: April 12, 1930

Name Relation Gender Age Birthplace Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace Occupation
William F. Clark Head M 43 Georgia Georgia Georgia Farmer
Gertrude Wife F 43 Georgia Georgia Georgia Farm Laborer
Byron H. Son M 21 Georgia Georgia Georgia Farm Laborer
Sarah A. Daughter F 15 Georgia Georgia Georgia Farm Laborer
Lucy E. Daughter F 9 Georgia Georgia Georgia Farm Laborer
John S. Haydon Lodger M 16 Georgia Georgia Georgia Farm Laborer

Source: “United States Census, 1930”, Census Place: Gumlog, Franklin, Georgia; Roll: 357; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0006; Image: 354.0; FHL microfilm: 2340092.

William Farmer Clarke on his farm (Age: probably late 30s - early 40s). Year unknown. As the inscription at the bottom of the photo indicates, he was known to his children as “Papa”.

William Farmer Clarke died on Jan. 8, 1933 (death certificate# 2982), at age 46. The family lore was that he drank himself to death.

Sara Clarke Randall (age 20), Byron Hudson Clarke (age 26) & Gertrude Clarke (age 49). December, 1935.
1940 United States Federal Census. Gertrude Randall Clarke's family begins on line No. 51 (immediately below her brother, Walter Baxter Randall - who lived across the street from her).

1940 United States Federal Census



State: Georgia
County: Franklin
Township or other Division of County: M.D. 206
Date: April 9, 1940

Name Relation Gender Age Marital Status Birthplace Occupation
Gertrude Clark Head F 53 Widow Georgia Farmer
Byron Son M 31 Single Georgia Laborer
Lucy Daughter F 19 Single Georgia
Carl Smith Son-in-law M 41 Married Georgia Laborer
Colma Smith Daughter F 32 Married Georgia New Worker
Carlene Smith Grand-Daughter F 15 Single Georgia

Source: “United States Census, 1940”, Census Place: Bryant, Franklin, Georgia; Roll: T627_673; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 59-2

Gertrude's grandson (Sara Ann Clarke Randall's son), Walter Clarke Randall, spent every night at her house when her son, Byron Hudson Clarke, was drafted into WWII.

Lucy Clarke went to college in Tifton, GA. - the first of the Clarke or Randall family to attend college! She graduated with a 4-year degree, and moved to Brevard, NC where she went to work for Ecusta Paper Corp. (in Pisgah Forest, NC - near Brevard, NC) working as a Chemist in the laboratory.

As was the family tradition, to her grandchildren, Gertrude was known as “Mama Clarke”.

Later in life, Gertrude developed diabetes and died February 20, 1980 (at age 93) while residing at “Lipscomb Nursing Home” in Toccoa (Stephens County), Georgia.

Both William Farmer Clarke and Gertrude Randall Clarke are buried in “Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery”, Lavonia (Franklin County), Georgia.2)3)

William Farmer Clarke (July 22, 1886 - Jan. 8, 1933). The “WOW” engraved on the bottom side of the gravestone indicates “Woodsmen of the World”.
Gertrude Randall (Dec. 9, 1886 - Feb. 20, 1980)

Woodsmen of the World is a fraternal benefit society based in Omaha, Nebraska, United States, that operates a large privately held insurance company for its members. 4)

Lineage

Name Line Manager Job Title Photo
Gertrude Randall (1886-1980)
Henry Oran Randall Gertrude Randall (1857-1930) Father
Julia Ann Sewell Gertrude Randall (1864-1935) Mother
David Sewell Julia Ann Sewell (1827–1865) Grand Father
Samuel Sewell David Sewell (1786- ) Great Grand Father
Susannah David Sewell Great Grand Mother
Joshua Sewell Samuel Sewell (1755-1837) Great, Great Grand Father
Jennie Willis Samuel Sewell (Ireland-1834) Great, Great Grand Mother
Samuel Sewell Sr. Joshua Sewell (1715-1789) Great, Great, Great Grand Father
Christian Stevens Joshua Sewell Great, Great, Great Grand Mother
Caroline Martha Aderhold Julia Ann Sewell (1830–1892) Grand Mother
Issac M. Aderhold Caroline Martha Aderhold Great Grand Father
Sarah Stovall Caroline Martha Aderhold Great Grand Mother
Anderson Smith Randal Henry Oran Randall (1833-1875) Grand Father
Sophia Mitchell Henry Oran Randall (1834-1900) Grand Mother
Wiley Mitchell Sophia Mitchell Great, Grand Father
Martha Sophia Mitchell Great Grand Mother
Oney Cypress Randal Anderson Smith Randal (1796-1854) Great, Grand Father
Susannah W. Wilkins Anderson Smith Randal (1800-1874) Great, Grand Mother
John Bull Oney Cypress Randal (1766-1851) Great, Great Grand Father
Charles Smith Wilkins Susannah W. Wilkins (1755-1817) Great, Great Grand Father
Elizabeth Puryear Susannah W. Wilkins (1775-1837) Great, Great Grand Mother
James Wilkins Charles Smith Wilkins Great, Great, Great Grand Father
Arabella Smith Marrow Charles Smith Wilkins Great, Great, Great Grand Mother
Seymour Puryear Elizabeth Puryear (1750-1788) Great, Great, Great Grand Father
Sarah Royster Elizabeth Puryear (1754-1803) Great, Great, Great Grand Mother
Hanna Harvey Oney Cypress Randal (1776-1852) Great, Great Grand Mother
Thomas Bull Jr. John Bull (1726-1797) Great, Great, Great Grand Father
Sarah Randal John Bull Great, Great, Great Grand Mother
Col. Thomas Peyton Harvey, Sr. Hanna Harvey (1740-1806) Great, Great, Great Grand Father
Sarahann Williams Hanna Harvey Great, Great, Great Grand Mother
Thomas Bull, Sr. Thomas Bull Jr. (1700-1763) Great, Great, Great, Great Grand Father
Susanna Harwell Thomas Bull Jr. Great, Great, Great, Great Grand Mother
Ambrose Harwell Susanna Harwell Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grand Father
Elizabeth Browne Susanna Harwell Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grand Mother
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Sina Bethel Randal
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Theodocia A. Randal
Thomas Bull, Jr.
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