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Clarence Eaton Hocum
Male 1895 - 1969

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  • Birth  23 Jun 1895  West Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1900  West Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census  1910  West Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census  1920  West Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census  1930  West Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _MILT  PVT 5 CO - 152 Depot Brigade Find all individuals with events at this location 
    World War I 
    Died  12 Nov 1969  Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried  Oak Knoll Cemetery, Palmer, Hampden, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I5894  West Brookfield Families
    Last Modified  03 Jun 2021 
     
    Father  George Hocum,   b. Jan 1860, Colrain, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1945, West Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Friendship Allen,   b. 26 Oct 1857, Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1931, West Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  5 Jun 1882  Palmer, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2610  Group Sheet
     
    Family  Maude May Parker,   b. 3 Jan 1890, Gilbertville, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1969, West Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 Jun 1919  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Family ID  F2609  Group Sheet
     
  • Photos
    School Street School Photo 1909
    School Street School Photo 1909
    Students and teacher at School St. School in 1909
     
  • Notes 
    • Clarence was working on his father's farm at the time of his World War I Draft Registration in June of 1917. He married Maud Parker in 1919 and they lived with Maud's parents, George and Ida Parker of North Main St. at the time of the 1920 census. He listed his occupation as Fireman in Toy Shop. Clarence was warden of the Town Farm in 1923. The 1930 census lists his occupation as truck driver and his residence as Long Hill Rd. He became an active member of the Quaboag Sportsmen's Club which was organized in 1931. A 1942 World War II Draft Registration Card indicates that Clarence was living on Long Hill and working for the Cutler Company on Ware St. He was a charter member of the American Legion Post organized in West Brookfield on Dec. 30, 1919, and was the Commander of the American Legion Post in 1944, and also was a police officer in town for many years. He held the appointed position of caretaker of the soldiers's graves.

      Probate #242505 referrenced in 1973 sale of the Hocum property on Milk St. The sale was made by George Louis Parker of Miami, Florida to Roger and Richard Mundell.
    • from Wkipedia
      152 Depot Brigade - Camp Upton- Yaphank, Long Island, Suffolk County, NY. The role of the Depot Brigades was to receive and organize recruits, provide them with uniforms, equipment and initial military training, and then send them to France to fight on the front lines. The Depot Brigades also received soldiers returning home at the end of the war and completed their out processing and discharges.[1]

      Depot Brigades were organized into numbered battalions (1st Battalion, 2nd Battalion, etc.), which in turn were organized into numbered companies
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S1191] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910, (Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society; Location: Boston, Massachusetts; Date: 2004;), Massachusetts, Worcester, West Brookfield Births, 1895; Vol: 450 ; Page: 585.
      Clarence Eaton Hocum, born June 23, 1895 to George A. Hocum, Watchman, born Conway Mass, and Friendship Allen, born Brimfield, Mass.

    2. [S1560] Social Security Death Index, Social Security Adminstration, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;).
      Last payment made to Brockton, MA address,

    3. [S1701] Vital Statistics from 1916 through 1920, (Name: Massachusetts Society Of Genealogists, Inc., Worcester Chapter; 2010;).

    4. [S1181] Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841 - 1920.

    5. [S2078] Spencer Leader, Spencer, Massachusetts (online archive), West Brookfield Column, 27 June 1919, Brookfield Area Historical Newspapers 1872-1953 1915-01-05 - 1919-12-31 pages 0501-0600, image 42/100. Accessed 16 March 2015.
      Clarence E. Hocum, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Hocum, and Miss Maude M. Parker of Dorchester were married in Dorchester, Monday evening.