Friday, September 5, 2014

M.E. Clodfelter, an Alamo man

April 9, 1874 Clodfelter Marriage Certificate
M.E. (Marion Erasmus) Clodfelter was born in Putnam County on June 29, 1844 to Mathias and Mary Clodfelter. When he was a child, the family moved to a farm in Ripley Township. After attending the commons schools at Alamo, he attended the Waveland Acadamy and graduated in 1868.In 1874 he married Lucinda Myers (of Alamo).

Clodfelter  was the first county superintendent and was instrumental in establishing a new system of teaching and school work that formed the foundation for our early 20th-century school system. He was not only  a superintendent, however; he had also become an attorney by 1881 who was known for assisting the "common man." It was said that. Clodfelter was stern, yet full of mirthfulness; he never idled, yet to everyone he gave a smile.  Clodfelter was also known as having the highest of morals and ideals.

After he passed away in 1917, his wife lived with their daughter, Stella, until she suffered a fall in October 1940 and died at the age of 86.

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