Tuesday, January 26, 2010

EWGS Presidents: Guy Alfred Clumpner

This is the fourteenth in the series on the Presidents of EWGS leading up to the 75th anniversary in 2010. See the previous posts on Samuel Pool Weaver, Leora Cookingham Thiel, Susan Marie West Jack, Ruth Churchill Austin, Alfred Denman, Florence Ballou Brown, Harriet Jefferson Pinkham, Mary Elizabeth Dow Maltbie and Achsah Maltbie Rawlings, Lee DeGolyer Patchen, Susie Elliott Faubion, Edith Webb Nelson and Carrie Teats Lartigue

Guy Alfred Clumpner was elected President of EWGS in 1958, and served only four months till his death April 21, 1958. Guy was born June 13, 1887 in Viroqua, Wisconsin, son of Alfred Eugene Clumpner (1857-1961)and Jennie (Allen) Clumpner. (1867-1949). Guy's grandfather William Clumpner was born in Holland 1836 and died in Wisconsin 1911. Guy married Helen Woodward Browne August 15, 1914 in Michigan. Helen was a school teacher and so was Guy. After they were married they took a train to Riverside, Washington where Guy became first a Principal and later Superintendent of Schools at Conconully Washington. The moved several times after that first to Brewster, and Winthrop in Washington, then Harrison and Kellogg in Idaho, Rosalia, Clarkston, Moxee City, Rainier, Orting, and Puyallup in Washington. Finally settling in Spokane. He sold insurance for a while and then went back to teaching at Moran Prairie and Elk, Washington before retiring in 1956. Guy and Helen had five children Alfred Browne, Eugene Rawson, Edward Bruce, William Henry and Benjamin Hugh Clumpner. Alfred Browne was a bomber pilot over Germany in WWII and died when his bomber was shot down. Helen Woodward Browne was born July 25, 1888 in St. Louis, Missouri and died in Spokane July 27, 1965. She was a descendant of Samuel (1787-1856) and Dorcas (Jordan)(1794-1866) Brown from New Hampshire and Maine, and Rufus J. (1798-1842) and Leah (Wetherell)(1798-1842) Woodward both from Maine. Helen was a member of the Esther Reed Chapter of the DAR.

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