Wilburn Hoyt Clowdus

4 April 1925–24 December 2006 (Age 81)
Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Wilburn Hoyt

When Wilburn Hoyt Clowdus was born on 4 April 1925, in Oklahoma, United States, his father, William Chester Clowdus, was 33 and his mother, Janie Emma Gatlin, was 23. He lived in Carter, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Morgan Township, Carter, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 24 December 2006, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 81.

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Wilburn Hoyt Clowdus
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World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1930 · Carlsbad Caverns Established

Age 5

Carlsbad Caverns in Carlsbad, New Mexico, became a National Park on May 14, 1930. Tourists can explore the caverns through guided and self-guided tours. In the 1960's, an amphitheater opened and started where tourists can sit and watch as the bats exit the cave for the night. The only part of the caverns that is off limits to tourists is where the bats come out.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 22

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of the German humanistic family name Claudius, Klaudius, or Klaudies, ostensibly adoptions of the noble Roman family name Claudius (from claudus ‘limping’), taken as a Latinized form of the German personal name Claus , with which it actually has no connection.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • W H Clowdus in household of William Clowdus, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wilbert Homer Clowdus in household of William C Clowdus, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wilburn Hoyt Clowdus, "Oklahoma, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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