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“I located a mistake in "The History of the Clewell Family" and would appreciate everyone correcting it on their family tree. Robert Alexander Clewell - B. 19 Aug. 1886 in Allentown, PA. , Death ?, parents: Robert Washington Clewell and Harriet Markle/Merkle. Robert's first wife was Francis Johanna Lewis(b. 12-12-1885/ D. 15 Nov.1974). His 2nd wife was Naomi Kyker (B. 1898). Robert and Naomi did not have any children together.
Robert married Francis (Fannie) in 1907. It states in "The History of the Clewell Family" that Robert and Francis had no children. (The Clewell Family -257/1590 Robert A. Clewell of No. 1235). This is not true. Robert L. was born 1908 and Richard Lewis was born 1910. Robert A. and Francis divorced. 10-10-1916 Francis married Dr.Clayton Abraham Mentzer and changed the boys last name to Mentzer. Richard Lewis Clewell become Richard Lewis Mentzer Sr. His son is Richard Lewis Mentzer Jr. Richard Jr. and Francis LaNelle Etheridge were not married but had 1 child together. This child was adopted. That child is me - Danielle Jaye Ferguson Travis. B. 07/07/1958 in San Juan, TX. Married Arthur Jason Travis (B. 11-12-53) on 6-20-1980. 2 daughters - Jennifer Nicole Travis b. 3-22-1985 in Houston, TX. and Jessica Alyson Travis b. 5-13-1988 in Houston, TX..
I do not want to be "cut out" of the Clewell family history. While I'll never know why Robert Alexander denied having children, I do know that this connection is very exciting for me. I have only learned of this information a few months ago. I have spent many hours compiling information, I have never found the date and location of Robert Alexander Clewell's death. In the 1940 Census, it lists him residing in 1935 in Akon, Ohio and in 1940 Putnam, Indiana. If you know Robert Alexander Clewell's date and location of his death, please send me that information. Thank you so very much for your assistance !! “