Claud Edward Casburn

Claud Edward Casburn

Male 1909 - 1950  (41 years)

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  • Name Claud Edward Casburn 
    Born 20 Oct 1909  Graham, Young County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Dec 1950  Graham, Young County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 28 Dec 1950  Graham, Young County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11098  Casburn Family
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2017 

    Father Robert Edward Casburn, Sr,   b. 20 Jun 1882, Young County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1938, South Bend, Young County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Olive Cordia Ratliff,   b. 25 May 1885, Salem, Young County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1982, Graham, Young County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 5 Jun 1904  Graham, Young County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1295  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Claud Edward Casburn
    Claud Edward Casburn
    Cordie Casburn and Children
    Cordie Casburn and Children
    L-R Back Row: Jean, Nelle, Louise
    Middle Row: Pat, Claud, Bill, Cordie
    Front Row: Buck
    Johnie Casburn
    Johnie Casburn
    Johnie Ella Randolph Casburn
    Casburn Family 1942
    Casburn Family 1942
    L to R: Randolph Casburn, Stella Casburn, Cordie Casburn, Jean Casburn, Renee Reedy and Claud Casburn
    Claud Casburn
    Claud Casburn
    Claud Casburn in the Navy
    Claud Casburn
    Claud Casburn
    Claud Casburn in a diner in Graham Texas
    Cordie and her grown children
    Cordie and her grown children
    L to R Back Row: Nelle and Jean Casburn
    L to R Front Row: Claud and Cordie Casburn
    Claud Casburn and Rocky
    Claud Casburn and Rocky
    Claud Casburn and his best Rocky. This was taken when Claud was station in the South Pacific
    Claud and Bill Casburn
    Claud and Bill Casburn
    Claud Casburn is on the left and Bill Casburn is on the right
    Randolph and Claud Casburn
    Randolph and Claud Casburn
    Randy Casburn and his nephew Claud Casburn

    Documents
    Claud Casburn Obituary
    Claud Casburn Obituary
    Newspaper clipping from the Graham Leader dated December 28, 1950
    Claud Casburn Summary of Service US Navy
    Claud Casburn Summary of Service US Navy
    Claud Casburn\'s summary of service while in the Navy 1942-1944

    Headstones
    Claud Edward Casburn
    Claud Edward Casburn

  • Notes 
    • Funeral rites for Claud Casburn, 40, were conducted Wednesday afternoon, three o'clock, from the First Methodist Church with Rev Joe I Patterson, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home. Mr Casburn died Christmas Day, Dec 25.

      Justice of Peace J T Rickman, who returned an inquest verdict of suicide, said Casburn fired a shot from a .22 caliber pistol into his right temple as he watched his mother, Mrs Cordia Casburn, remove a turkey from the oven for the Christmas dinner. A sister, Mrs Nelle Goode also was in the kitchen.

      Born Oct 20, 1909, Mr Casburn was a native of this city and was a graduate of the Graham High School. he trained at Norfolk, Va, and served as a carpenter's mate first class in the US Navy during World War II and was wounded in an engagement near Bougainville in 1943. He also served in Iceland and South America before being transferred to the South Pacific area. He was awarded the GCM and ETO ribbons with 3 battle stars. Casburn was discharged from the Navy in 1945 after three year's service. He had been troubled by the effects of the wound and was planning to reenter a veteran's hospital for additional treatment. Following his discharge from the Navy, Mr Casburn worked in Graham as an interior decorator.

      Mr Casburn was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

      Survivors include his mother, Mrs Cordia Casburn; four sisters, Mrs Nelle Goode, Graham; Mrs Patricia Linton, Fort Worth; Mrs Roy T Sims and Mrs Joe Reedy, both of Carmi, Illinois; two brothers, Bill Casburn, Graham; Richard Casburn, New Harmony, Indiana; 4 nieces, one great niece, and five nephews.

      Military services at Oak Grove Cemetery were directed by members of Ligon-Daniel Post 34 American Legion, Graham. Pallbearers were James Akers, James Swaim, Bill Armstrong, Wilson Brooks, Jr, John McCune, and Burl Bourland.

      The Graham Leader (Graham TX)
      Thursday, December 28, 1950
      Page 1

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      A suicide verdict was returned in the death of Claud Casburn 40, who shot himself with a .22 caliber pistol as his family sat down to Christmas dinner in Graham.

      The Mexia Daily News
      Mexia, Texas
      December 25, 1950
      Page 1
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      Graham Painter Shot To Death

      Graham, Dec 26 - Claud Casburn, 42, Graham painter died of gunshot wounds at his home here about 1 pm Christmas Day.

      A verdict of suicide was returned by Justice of Peace J T Rickman.

      Abilene Reporter-News
      Abilene, Texas
      December 26, 1950
      Page 24