Clinton Miles Pease

Clinton Pease
Clinton married 1st in Douglas co., Mo. to Sophronia E. Rice.

In 1880 they were in Richland township, Ozark Co., Mo. 
Pease, Clinton M. (Self) - 28 (b 1852 RI), Farmer, par b VT/NH
. . . . Safrona E. (wife) - 23 (b1857 MO), par b KY/TN
. . . . Freddie E. (son) - 2 MO Fa: RI Mo: MO
Rice, Nancy (motherL) - 64 TN Fa: TN Mo: TN

About 1884 he moved back to Howell Co, Mo.

In 1887 he was living in Pottersville, Mo where son William M. was born July 18, 1887.  They had been married for 10 years when Sophronia died in Pottersville Dec. 12, 1887 and was buried in the cemetery there.  [Her tombstone says she died in 1877.]   See:
She was the only Pease buried there, but there were 4 other Rice family members buried there.

About May the next year (1888) he married 2nd to Ina Root. Ina died 2 months after their marriage, July 27, 1888.

Clinton was left with small children, so sometime after July 1888, he married 3rd to Sidney Moore and they had 4 more children. 

1900 MO census: Howell Co, West Plains, p 100:
Pease, Clinton (head) - 47, b Sept 1852, m 25 yrs, b RI, par b VT/NH
. . . . Sidney V. (wife) - 30, b Sept 1869, m 25 yrs, 4 ch/4 liv, b MO, par b OH/TN
. . . . Frederick E. (son) - 22, b May 1878, MO
. . . . Charles O (son) - 19, b Aug 1880, MO
. . . . Ada D. (daug) - 18, b July 1882, MO
. . . . Victoria (daug) - 10, b Dec 1889, MO
. . . . Sarah H. (daug) - 6, b Mar 1894, MO
. . . . Geneva C. (daug) - 3, b July 1896, MO
. . . . Miles H. (son) - 3/12, b Mar 1900, MO

Clinton was 48 years old when his last child, Robert, was born about 1901.

1910 MO census: Howell Co, 2 ward, West Plains, p 168
Pease, Clinton M. (head) - 58 m 3rd 21 yrs, b RI, par b NH/MA
. . . . Sydna V. (wife) - 40, m1st 21 yrs, 4 ch, 3 liv, b MO, par b MO/TN
. . . . Victoria (daug) - 20, b MO
. . . . Geneva C. (daug) - 13, b MO
. . . . Robert H. (son) - 10, b MO

The 1911-12 West Plains (MO) City Directory lists them as:
Pease, C.M., miller, 315 Pennsylvania Ave.
Pease, Mrs. Sidney Moore, 315 Pennsylvania Ave.
Pease, Victoria, Geneva, Robert, 315 Pennsylvania Ave.

1920 MO census: Howell co,  2 ward, West Plains, p 57 or 6b
Pease, Clinton M (head) - 67, b RI
. . . . Sidney V. (wife) - 50, b MO
. . . . Victoria (daug) - 29, b MO
. . . . Geneva (daug) - 23, b MO
. . . . Robert M. (son) - 19, b MO

Clinton was in the milling business with his brother, George.  He was a member of the Methodist Espicopal Chruch where he was on the board of trustees.  He was also a civic leader in West Plains, where he organized and was the first president of the Chamber of Commerce and was a director of a bank in West Plains.  He was a Republican and belonged to the AF&AM, IOOF, & AOUW.

This list of children may not be right. His obituary, below, lists only these children: Fred E., Charles, Robert, Mrs. Carl Bonham, Mrs. William B. Stryker, Miss Geneva Pease, however the city directory listing of 1911-12 shows a Victoria also.  She must have died soon afterwards

Obituary probably from West Plains, Mo Quill: (don't have date)
C.M. Pease, Pioneer, Miller, Passes Away after Long Illness
Head of Flour Milling Company Was First President Local Chamber of Commerce.
Funeral tomorrow.
Was first president of Chamber of Commerce Here.
Clinton M. Pease, 70 years old, one of the most widely know millers of south central Missouri and for many years one of West Plains' most popular businessmen, died  at his home on Pennsylvania avenue at 8:25 o'clock last night, following a prolonged illness due to kidney  trouble. Mr. Pease had been in frail health the last several years. He went to Mayo Brothers Hospital in Rochester, Minn., a few years ago and underwent an operation for gall stones, with the hope of regaining his health, but was unable to recover fully. However he as able to continue activities in business most of the time until a few months ago.
Mr. Pease, who had been president and general manager of the Pease-Moore Milling Co., since its organization twenty-four years ago, was one of the most scientific millers of the state, and a few years ago served as president of the Southwest Millers' Association.  He had been a resident of Howell county for nearly forty years, having been engaged in the milling business in Pottersville for a few years before coming? to West Plains  ???  when he and a brother, the Rev. George A. Pease, purchased the Enterprise Roller mill here which they operated for a number of years, but which was later destroyed by fire.
No man who has ever lived in West Plains has enjoyed more fully the confidence and esteem of those with whom he dealt. A man of the highest honor and integrity he far rather would have lost dollars than to have received a penny more than was justly due him on any business transaction. Of far more than average business ability and a man who made more than one average fortune in business, he several times was financially crippled because of his kindness and generosity, which kept him constantly paying notes for others or helping others in some other way financially. However, no financial reverses ever handicapped him for long, as his ability and the confidence which others had in his ability and his integrity always enable him to "come back."
Throughout the years of his life in West Plains Mr. Pease was prominently identified with every movement in the interest of the town and county. He helped to organize the West Plains Chamber of Commerce and was its first president, although for the last few years his failing health had prohibited him from being as active in the Chamber's work as he was in the earlier life of the organization.
Mr. pease was born in Providence, R.I., the son of a pioneer New Englander of Puritan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .for his sturdy and admirable principles of manhood, which distinguished him in all his dealings. When he was still a child his parents came west and settled in Minnesota, where his father, Miles Pease, hauled up the Mississippi River from LaCross, the first printing press ever taken to St. Paul. A few years later the family came to St. Clair, Mo., where the father engaged in the manufacture of woolen goods. Later they lived for a short time in Gasconade county and in Rolla, before coming to the Southern Ozarks and locating in Douglas county, where they engaged in the milling business. It was here that Mr. Pease gained his early and valuable experience in the milling business. His father established the first grist mill, saw mill and planing mill in this section of the country. For a number of years the people of West Plains and vicinity took their grain to the Pease mill on the North Fork of White River in Douglas county to be ground, and the lumber for some of the first buildings were from the Pease mill in Douglas county.
In 1880 Clint Pease and his brother, George Pease, established saw mills in the pineries of Ozark and Douglas counties and for four years were engaged in milling pine lumber there before coming to Howell county.
Mr. Pease always has been progressive in business. He and his brother established in the old Enterprise mill here one of the first full plansifter flouring . . . . (unreadable). . plans . . . to date as new systems were introduced.
For many years, Mr. Pease had been affiliated with a number of local fraternal orders, among them the Masonic order, in which he affiliates with the Blue Lodge, the Royal Arch Chapter, the Knights Templar and the Shrine, having taken the Shrine degree in Kansas City more than a quarter of a century ago, before the Abou Ben Adhim Shrine was established in Springfield, where he had had his Shrine affiliations in recent years. He had been a member of the Methodist church for many years. As in business he was unpretentious and unassuming in his religion, but his sincerity and faithfulness made him always a valuable member of the church.
Beside his widow, Mrs. Sidney Moore Pease, Mr. Pease is survived by three sons, Fred E. Pease, of the Langston-Mantz-Pease Mercantile Co., of West Plains, Charles Pease of Little Rock, Ark., and Robert Pease, who is connected with the Pease-Moore Co., here, by three daughters, Mrs. Carl Bonham of Pomona, Cal., Mrs. William B. Stryker of Chicago, and Miss Geneva Pease of Ft. Worth, Tex., and two brothers and one sister, Clarence Pease of Mtn. Grove, Myron M. Pease of Dora, Ozark county, and Mrs. M. King of El Paso, Tex. The two sons here and the daughter from Chicago were at his bedside at the time of his death. Miss Geneva Pease and Charles Pease will arrive here tonight, but the daughter in California, who was here a short time ago, will not return....

His death certificate lists this info:
Howell Co, West Plains: Clinton Miles Pease
b Sept 26, 1852 RI; d Nov. Nov 15, 1922 at 8:30 pm or cancer of bladder.
Father: Miles Pease (b NH), mother: Susan Metcalf (b VT)
info by: Fred Pease, West Plains, MO

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