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Rufus T. Claflin and family
Posted by: Tom Parkinson (ID *****5183) Date: February 23, 2004 at 17:17:50
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Just thought I'd see if anyone knows any of these folks.

I have a box of old Claflin family letters running from the mid 1800's to about 1916. They are mostly addressed to Lavinia M. Claflin (nee Lewis), of Potter, County, PA and later several towns in Nebraska. She had several brothers and sisters, and a niece Eva, who died in the Austin Dam disaster in 1911. She was married to Rufus T. Claflin, who was Superintendent of Schools in Potter Co., PA. Rufus had some sort of mental breakdown in the late 1800's and moved to New York, where he died in about 1896 or so. They had at least two sons. Fremont M. Claflin lived in Fremont, NE and later Washington, D.C. James L. Claflin was in the newspaper and printing business in Ord, NE and later University Place, NE. Lavinia lived with James after Rufus' breakdown. James married Mamie Perkins, who was active in the W.C.T.U. in Nebraska. James was listed in Who's Who in Nebraska in 1940. James' second wife was my great-grandmother, Della Spohn Parkinson.

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