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Clarence W Yancey

Posted: 21 Feb 2000 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 27 Jun 2001 10:44AM GMT
CLARENCE W. YANCEY
Source: History of Louisiana, By Henry E. Chambers, 1925, page 183

CLARENCE W. YANCEY has proved a worthy suc-cessor of his honored father, the late Captain Richard W. Yancey, in conducting the substantial and important general merchandise business which the latter established at Jonesville, this attractive little city being one. of the leading distributing points in Catahoula Parish.

Captain Richard E. Yancey, who was more familiarly known as Captain Dick Yancey, was born at Summerville, is what is now La Salle Parish, Louisiana, in the year 1843, and he was one of the most honored and influential citizens of Jonesville, Catahoula Parish, at the time of his death, in 1907. Extended mention is made of Captain Richard E. Yancey in the sketch of S. Richard Yancey an elder son will be found on other pages of this volume.

Clarence W. Yancey was born at Jonesville, Catahoula Parish, December 24, 1883, and after attending the local schools he continued this studies in the McDonough High School in the city of New Orleans and the University High School in the city of Baton Rouge. He was called home from his studies to assist in the affairs of his father's store, owing to the illness of his father, and upon the death of the latter, in 1906, he assumed charge of the business. He eventually purchased the interests of the other heirs, and has since successfully continued the enterprise under his own name. He is wide awake and progressive both as a business man and as a citizen, is aligned loyally in the ranks of the democratic party, and is prominently affiliated with the time--honored Masonic fraternity, to which he is serving in 1924 as junior warden of the lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons at Jonesville, and in which he has received, in the consistory at New Orleans, the thirty-second degree of the Scottish Rite, besides being a. Noble of the Temple of the Mystic Shrine at Shreveport. In 1907 was solemnized his marriage to Miss Cora Calliham, of Woodside, Louisiana, and she is the popular chatelaine of their pleasant home at Jonesville.

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