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  • Name Clyde Nafe GILCHRIST 
    Born 27 Jul 1890  Muskingum County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Birth 27 Jul 1891  Muskingum County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death 14 Jun 1966  Muskingum County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name Clyde Nafe "Gilly" GILCHRIST 
    Died 14 Jun 1966  Zanesville, Muskingum County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Elizabeth Ann Grubb:

      NOTES:

      Studying census records and other documents in Fulton County, IN for the late 1800s, compiler discovered that Thomas GILCHRIST, father of James K. and grandfather of Clyde Nafe GILCHRIST, was a neighbor of a family whose surname was "NAFE." Further research on the family revealed that the NAFEs had a son near the same age as James K. GILCHRIST, whose name was "Clyde." Later research resulted in compiler obtaining a copy of Clyde GILCHRIST's application for his World War I draft card from which compiler discovered that his full name was "Clyde Nafe GILCHRIST." It is very likely that James K. GILCHRIST and Clyde NAFE were close friends, and that James later
      named his son in honor of his Fulton County friend and neighbor.

      Compiler had been unsuccessful in locating documents for Clyde N. GILCHRIST or for his family until the summer of 1997, when compiler's
      brother, Jim GILCHRIST, located a Howard PAINTER in Zanesville, OH. Guessing that there must be a connection to Howard PAINTER, Clyde's step father, Jim contacted Mr. PAINTER. He also made contact with the wife of a "Virgil GILCHRIST", living in the same area. Mr. GILCHRIST proved to have no family connection to compiler's line, but his wife, taking a personal interest in "our cause", set out to see how much information she might be able to collect about our branch of this family.

      Through Mrs. GILCHRIST's efforts, compiler located the secretary of the Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church, where Clyde had been a member. Many months elapsed before the secretary responded to the initial query, but, in October, 1997, a single sheet of paper was returned to compiler with the following information concerning Clyde N. GILCHRIST, taken from church records and from an interview with Paul BOWERS, apparently a member of the church who knew Clyde personally.

      "information from Paul Bowers
      617 Military Road
      Zanesville, OH 43701-1532

      and church records

      Clyde Nafe GILCHRIST
      very distinguished looking gentelman*
      bald head
      sang in the choir
      worked at Armco Steel
      joined the church 12/1/57
      died 6/14/66
      lived at 3365 Dresden Road
      (*The spelling is as it appears on the notes sent to compiler.)

      Clyde was mentioned in his grandfather's will in 1918 and was granted his father's share of Thomas GILCHRIST's estate after Thomas
      died in 1926. Byron GILCHRIST reports that Clyde had "a lady friend" with whom he maintained a long relationship, but they never married.

      In Dec. 1997, Byron's daughter, Mary Alice GILCHRIST wrote her recollections of visiting the GILCHRIST-PAINTER families in Zanesville in her youth.

      "...We visited them at least once, probably prior to gasoline rationing in WWII. We likely took Grandpa GILCHRIST...I do remember they had a parrot that talked, ...

      ...Clyde was short, round, and bald. He walked with a limp. I think as a child he accidentally had cut himself with an ax. Anyway, his knee was stiff and at an angle so that he stepped with his toe. He was a manager of some sort at Armco which was a steel rolling mill. He took us there to see the work one night.

      Mabel was his lady friend. I don't recall her last name, /It just came to me. Llewellyn/, but she died just a few years ago at an advanced age. She had had a good job with the telephone company. After she retired she traveled a great deal and kept in touch with my parents. Both her husband and child died during the flu epidemic of 1918. That is why she would never marry Clyde although he apparently had asked her several times. The two of them visited in SB (South Bend) one summer.

      ...On the other hand, as I wrote above, Cecile and Clyde did not resemble each other in appearance in anyway, but they shared the same house on Dresden Road as long as they lived as far as I know...

      (Note: Cecile was Clyde's half-sister. She was widowed in the 1940s, and she and Clyde shared a home.)

      REFERENCES:

      1. Virgil J. GILCHRIST, dec'd; cousin of Clyde GILCHRIST; father of compiler.
      2. Byron B. GILCHRIST, Indianapolis, IN; cousin of Clyde GILCHRIST and compiler's uncle.
      3. U.S. Census 1900, OH; Muskingum Co.; Muskingum Twp.; E.D.#25; Sheet #6; #123/#123. Microfilm #623-1310.
      4. Miracode for U.S. Census 1910: Muskingum, OH; 143 0071 0141; G 426: GALCHRIST, Clyde N (HH of Howard F. PAINTER)
      5. Probate records for: Thomas GILCHRIST; Fulton County Recorder's Office, Rochester, IN. (copy owned by compiler.)
      6. Draft Registration Card No. 37; 1891; Clyde Nafe GILCHRIST; Zanesville, OHIO; Route #4. National Archives - SE Region; East Point, GA 30344. (Copy of D.R.C. owned by compiler.)
      7. Written response to request for data: Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church, Zanesville, OH. Information gathered by Cindy BUCK, Secretary, October 1997. (Ms. Buck cited church records and Paul BOWERS, 617 Military Road, Zanesville, OH 43701-1532, as the sources of her information.)
      8. Mary Alice GILCHRIST, daughter of Byron, 3830 E. 75th St., Indianapolis, IN 46240. (Letter to compiler, Dec. 1997)

      (2) Social Security Death Index:

      Name: CLYDE GILCHRIST
      SSN: 279-03-4233
      Last Residence: 43701 Zanesville, Muskingum, OH
      Born: 27 Jul 1891
      Last Benefit:
      Died: Jun 1966
      State (Year) SSN issued: OH (Before 1950)

      (3) The compiler has found a number of references to Clyde in Zanesville Signal, The (Zanesville, Ohio) [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2003. The Zanesville Signal was a newspaper which was published in Zanesville, Ohio, and the database is a fully searchable version of the newspaper for the following years: 1924-26, 1928-29, 1931-32, 1938-54 and 1956-59. It appears from this database that:

      1. Clyde was elected as president of the Armco Athletic and Mutual Benefit Association on January 13, 1938.
      2. As of May 21, 1938, Clyde was a foreman in the labor department of The American Rolling Mill Co. in Zanesville, and Clyde and his crew had established a safety record of 3,806 days since the crew's last accident. [The American Rolling Mill Co. was apparently a subsidiary or division of Armco Steel Corporation.]
      3. On May 27, 1938, Clyde published in The Zanesville Signal an announcement to the effect that the Armco Club would be holding the second annual Armco stag party at Armco Park on May 28, 1938; and Armco Park would be open for the season beginning on Memorial Day, May 30, 1938. [The Armco Club may have been the same organization as the Armco Athletic and Mutual Benefit Association.]
      4. The second annual Armco stag party was held as scheduled on May 28, 1938. Arrangements for the party were made by Clyde in conjunction with committe members and directors of the Armco Club.
      5. On July 1, 1938, Clyde published in The Zanesville Signal announcements to the effect that an Independence Day picnic would be held for Armco employees and their families at Armco Park on July 4, 1938.
      6. As of October 2, 1938, Clyde had been an adult leader of Troop 6 of the Boy Scouts of America for several years.
      7. Clyde was elected as president of the Armco Club on January 12, 1939.
      8. As of April 8, 1939, Clyde was scheduled to sing tenor in an Easter cantata presented by the combined choirs of the Central Methodist and Euclid Avenue Methodist Churches at Euclid Avenue Church in Zanesville on Easter Sunday, 1939.
      9. As of June 24, 1939, Clyde and other members of the labor department of The American Rolling Mill Co. in Zanesville were scheduled to be congratulated as a result of completing 12 years without a major accident. Clyde was then still the foreman of the department.
      10. As of November 12, 1939, Clyde was still an adult leader of Troop 6 of the Boy Scouts of America.
      11. As of May 29, 1940, Clyde, who was then still president of the Armco Club, announced that the Armco Park, located on Adams Lane in Zanesville, would be formally opened on Memorial Day, 1940.
      12. As of April 5, 1943, Clyde was bowling in an Armco bowling league in Zanesville.
      13. As of November 13, 1943, Clyde, who then lived at 2220 Dresden Road in Zanesville, had donated blood four times to the Red Cross blood bank in Zanesville.
      14. As of August 24, 1944, Clyde, who still lived at 2220 Dresden Road in Zanesville, had become a member of the "gallon club" of blood donors.
      15. As of October 3, 1944, Clyde was still bowling in an Armco bowling league in Zanesville.
      16. On September 18, 1949, Clyde and his sister, Cecile D. (GILCHRIST) PAINTER, both of whom then lived on Dresden Road in Zanesville, gave a birthday party for their mother, Theresa E. (MILLER) (GILCHRIST) PAINTER, and for Mrs. Harry LLEWELLYN. The birthdays of both of the honored guests fell on the same day. [Mrs. Harry LLEWELLYN was Clyde's girlfriend, Mabel (MAIER) LLEWELLYN.]
      16. As of April 29, 1953, Clyde was a participant in a campaign to solicit from Armco employees contributions to the Good Samaritan Hospital in Zanesville.
      17. As of July 5, 1956, Clyde, whose nickname was "Gilly," retired from his employment at Armco, after having worked 34 years at the Armco plant in Zanesville. At the time of his retirement, Clyde was still an Armco foreman, and still lived at 2220 Dresden Road in Zanesville.
      18. On July 6, 1957, Clyde, who still lived at 2220 Dresden Road in Zanesville, was dismissed from Bethesda Hospital in Zanesville after having been treated there for an undisclosed illness or injury.

      (1) Elizabeth Ann Grubb:

      NOTES:

      Studying census records and other documents in Fulton County, IN for the late 1800s, compiler discovered that Thomas GILCHRIST, father of James K. and grandfather of Clyde Nafe GILCHRIST, was a neighbor of a family whose surname was "NAFE." Further research on the family revealed that the NAFEs had a son near the same age as James K. GILCHRIST, whose name was "Clyde." Later research resulted in compiler obtaining a copy of Clyde GILCHRIST's application for his World War I draft card from which compiler discovered that his full name was "Clyde Nafe GILCHRIST." It is very likely that James K. GILCHRIST and Clyde NAFE were close friends, and that James later
      named his son in honor of his Fulton County friend and neighbor.

      Compiler had been unsuccessful in locating documents for Clyde N. GILCHRIST or for his family until the summer of 1997, when compiler's
      brother, Jim GILCHRIST, located a Howard PAINTER in Zanesville, OH. Guessing that there must be a connection to Howard PAINTER, Clyde's step father, Jim contacted Mr. PAINTER. He also made contact with the wife of a "Virgil GILCHRIST", living in the same area. Mr. GILCHRIST proved to have no family connection to compiler's line, but his wife, taking a personal interest in "our cause", set out to see how much information she might be able to collect about our branch of this family.

      Through Mrs. GILCHRIST's efforts, compiler located the secretary of the Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church, where Clyde had been a member. Many months elapsed before the secretary responded to the initial query, but, in October, 1997, a single sheet of paper was returned to compiler with the following information concerning Clyde N. GILCHRIST, taken from church records and from an interview with Paul BOWERS, apparently a member of the church who knew Clyde personally.

      "information from Paul Bowers
      617 Military Road
      Zanesville, OH 43701-1532

      and church records

      Clyde Nafe GILCHRIST
      very distinguished looking gentelman*
      bald head
      sang in the choir
      worked at Armco Steel
      joined the church 12/1/57
      died 6/14/66
      lived at 3365 Dresden Road
      (*The spelling is as it appears on the notes sent to compiler.)

      Clyde was mentioned in his grandfather's will in 1918 and was granted his father's share of Thomas GILCHRIST's estate after Thomas
      died in 1926. Byron GILCHRIST reports that Clyde had "a lady friend" with whom he maintained a long relationship, but they never married.

      In Dec. 1997, Byron's daughter, Mary Alice GILCHRIST wrote her recollections of visiting the GILCHRIST-PAINTER families in Zanesville in her youth.

      "...We visited them at least once, probably prior to gasoline rationing in WWII. We likely took Grandpa GILCHRIST...I do remember they had a parrot that talked, ...

      ...Clyde was short, round, and bald. He walked with a limp. I think as a child he accidentally had cut himself with an ax. Anyway, his knee was stiff and at an angle so that he stepped with his toe. He was a manager of some sort at Armco which was a steel rolling mill. He took us there to see the work one night.

      Mabel was his lady friend. I don't recall her last name, /It just came to me. Llewellyn/, but she died just a few years ago at an advanced age. She had had a good job with the telephone company. After she retired she traveled a great deal and kept in touch with my parents. Both her husband and child died during the flu epidemic of 1918. That is why she would never marry Clyde although he apparently had asked her several times. The two of them visited in SB (South Bend) one summer.

      ...On the other hand, as I wrote above, Cecile and Clyde did not resemble each other in appearance in anyway, but they shared the same house on Dresden Road as long as they lived as far as I know...

      (Note: Cecile was Clyde's half-sister. She was widowed in the 1940s, and she and Clyde shared a home.)

      REFERENCES:

      1. Virgil J. GILCHRIST, dec'd; cousin of Clyde GILCHRIST; father of compiler.
      2. Byron B. GILCHRIST, Indianapolis, IN; cousin of Clyde GILCHRIST and compiler's uncle.
      3. U.S. Census 1900, OH; Muskingum Co.; Muskingum Twp.; E.D.#25; Sheet #6; #123/#123. Microfilm #623-1310.
      4. Miracode for U.S. Census 1910: Muskingum, OH; 143 0071 0141; G 426: GALCHRIST, Clyde N (HH of Howard F. PAINTER)
      5. Probate records for: Thomas GILCHRIST; Fulton County Recorder's Office, Rochester, IN. (copy owned by compiler.)
      6. Draft Registration Card No. 37; 1891; Clyde Nafe GILCHRIST; Zanesville, OH; Route #4. National Archives - SE Region; East Point, GA 30344. (Copy of D.R.C. owned by compiler.)
      7. Written response to request for data: Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church, Zanesville, OH. Information gathered by Cindy BUCK, Secretary, October 1997. (Ms. Buck cited church records and Paul BOWERS, 617 Military Road, Zanesville, OH 43701-1532, as the sources of her information.)
      8. Mary Alice GILCHRIST, daughter of Byron, 3830 E. 75th St., Indianapolis, IN 46240. (Letter to compiler, Dec. 1997)

      (2) Social Security Death Index:

      Name: CLYDE GILCHRIST
      SSN: 279-03-4233
      Last Residence: 43701 Zanesville, Muskingum, OH
      Born: 27 Jul 1891
      Last Benefit:
      Died: Jun 1966
      State (Year) SSN issued: OH (Before 1950)

      (3) The compiler has found a number of references to Clyde in Zanesville Signal, The (Zanesville, Ohio) [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2003. The Zanesville Signal was a newspaper which was published in Zanesville, Ohio, and the database is a fully searchable version of the newspaper for the following years: 1924-26, 1928-29, 1931-32, 1938-54 and 1956-59. It appears from this database that:

      1. Clyde was elected as president of the Armco Athletic and Mutual Benefit Association on January 13, 1938.
      2. As of May 21, 1938, Clyde was a foreman in the labor department of The American Rolling Mill Co. in Zanesville, and Clyde and his crew had established a safety record of 3,806 days since the crew's last accident. [The American Rolling Mill Co. was apparently a subsidiary or division of Armco Steel Corporation.]
      3. On May 27, 1938, Clyde published in The Zanesville Signal an announcement to the effect that the Armco Club would be holding the second annual Armco stag party at Armco Park on May 28, 1938; and Armco Park would be open for the season beginning on Memorial Day, May 30, 1938. [The Armco Club may have been the same organization as the Armco Athletic and Mutual Benefit Association.]
      4. The second annual Armco stag party was held as scheduled on May 28, 1938. Arrangements for the party were made by Clyde in conjunction with committe members and directors of the Armco Club.
      5. On July 1, 1938, Clyde published in The Zanesville Signal announcements to the effect that an Independence Day picnic would be held for Armco employees and their families at Armco Park on July 4, 1938.
      6. As of October 2, 1938, Clyde had been an adult leader of Troop 6 of the Boy Scouts of America for several years.
      7. Clyde was elected as president of the Armco Club on January 12, 1939.
      8. As of April 8, 1939, Clyde was scheduled to sing tenor in an Easter cantata presented by the combined choirs of the Central Methodist and Euclid Avenue Methodist Churches at Euclid Avenue Church in Zanesville on Easter Sunday, 1939.
      9. As of June 24, 1939, Clyde and other members of the labor department of The American Rolling Mill Co. in Zanesville were scheduled to be congratulated as a result of completing 12 years without a major accident. Clyde was then still the foreman of the department.
      10. As of November 12, 1939, Clyde was still an adult leader of Troop 6 of the Boy Scouts of America.
      11. As of May 29, 1940, Clyde, who was then still president of the Armco Club, announced that the Armco Park, located on Adams Lane in Zanesville, would be formally opened on Memorial Day, 1940.
      12. As of April 5, 1943, Clyde was bowling in an Armco bowling league in Zanesville.
      13. As of November 13, 1943, Clyde, who then lived at 2220 Dresden Road in Zanesville, had donated blood four times to the Red Cross blood bank in Zanesville.
      14. As of August 24, 1944, Clyde, who still lived at 2220 Dresden Road in Zanesville, had become a member of the "gallon club" of blood donors.
      15. As of October 3, 1944, Clyde was still bowling in an Armco bowling league in Zanesville.
      16. On September 18, 1949, Clyde and his sister, Cecile D. (GILCHRIST) PAINTER, both of whom then lived on Dresden Road in Zanesville, gave a birthday party for their mother, Theresa E. (MILLER) (GILCHRIST) PAINTER, and for Mrs. Harry LLEWELLYN. The birthdays of both of the honored guests fell on the same day. [Mrs. Harry LLEWELLYN was Clyde's girlfriend, Mabel (MAIER) LLEWELLYN.]
      16. As of April 29, 1953, Clyde was a participant in a campaign to solicit from Armco employees contributions to the Good Samaritan Hospital in Zanesville.
      17. As of July 5, 1956, Clyde, whose nickname was "Gilly," retired from his employment at Armco, after having worked 34 years at the Armco plant in Zanesville. At the time of his retirement, Clyde was still an Armco foreman, and still lived at 2220 Dresden Road in Zanesville.
      18. On July 6, 1957, Clyde, who still lived at 2220 Dresden Road in Zanesville, was dismissed from Bethesda Hospital in Zanesville after having been treated there for an undisclosed illness or injury.
    Person ID I2693  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 

    Father James K. GILCHRIST,   b. 10 May 1863, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1906, Muskingum County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Theresa E. MILLER,   b. Sep 1864, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Muskingum County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 3 Jul 1889  Muskingum County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1847  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart