Individual Record 46

Name}   Rath, Clarence Henry Family History} Hancock                
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 27 Dec 1916 Place}   ,   , Minnesota
Marr1: Date} Exa  28 Jul   1947 Place} Reno, Washoe, Nevada     (Link)
Marr2: Date} Exa    6 Sep  1975 Place} Carson City, Ormsby, Nevada     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa  31 Dec 1996 Place}   , Napa, California
Burial: Date} Exa    3 Jan  1997 Place} Tulocay Mausoleum, Napa, Napa, California
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 888 = 1920 USA cen
Source 2} 889 = 1930 USA cen
Source 3} 456 = Interviews
Source 4} 415 = Address list
Source 5} 845 = Military rec
Source 6} 896 = Address list
Source 7} 386 = Marriage rec
Source 8} 1218=Photographs
Source 9} 908 = Marriage rec
Source 10}521 = Death record
Source 11}913 = Obituary
Source 12}  30 = Cemetery rec
Source 13}597 = Family history
Source 14}699 = Letters
Source 15}  
Parents: } George Johanna (John) Rath & Gusena Maria (Sena) Bertram
   Relationship No.} 517
1st Household No.}   22 = 1830 Fuller Way, Napa, California
      Occupation 1} Grocer
       Occupation 2} Bombadiere
  Religion/Church}  
Spouses:    First} Williams, Ruby Lorraine
              Second} Prescott, Dorothy May (Dodie)
 Total Number of} 2
Notes:  In 1920 Clarence, as a child, moved with his parents from Minnesota to Illinois.  All four of Clarence's grandparents met each other in Illinois, and only then learned that they all immigrated to the U.S. from the same small region in Germany.

In 1929 Clarence moved with his parents and brother to Petaluma, California.  Clarence graduated from Petaluma High School.  He was then offered a full basketball scholarship to Stanford University.  But he turned it down because he didn't want to be away from the girlfriend he had at the time (who eventually broke up with him).

Clarence enlisted in the U.S. Army on 4 Aug 1944.  He was 6' 2" tall, weighed 164 pounds, and was single at that time.  He became a 2nd lieutenant and bombadiere in the Army Air Force during World War II.  He received a medical discharge/retirement due to a stomach ulcer.

Clarence was the owner of the Silverado Market in Napa, and later was a manager at a Vallerga's Market.

Clarence was a charter member of the Napa Valley Country Club and was an avid golfer.  He died at age 80.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Clarence Henry Rath
Confirm. Date}   Photo} Clarence in 1947
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} High school diploma        
Military: Service} U.S. Army Air Force
Health Condition}  
 Cause of Death} Kidney disease
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated} 17 Feb 2013
Date Created}  29 Aug 1994
Copyright © 2006, 2010, 2013 by Daniel W. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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