Henderson County, Kentucky Biography
Joseph Oscar CLORE was born in Pewee Valley, Oldham County, Kentucky, on 13 May, 1844. At an early age he was sent to the Noble Butler School at Louisville, and subsequently to Hanover College, Indiana. He remained some time at Hanover and was then sent to Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, where he completed his education in 1866, a member of the senior class. On 12 Nov, 1879, at the home of her stepfather, Captain Same STEELE, in Franklin County, Kentucky, Mr. CLORE married Miss Emma PILKINGTON, a lineal descendant of the noted McDOWELL family. One child, Mary McDowell, was born unto them. On January 12th, 1884, Mrs. (Emma) CLORE departed this life.
While at Danville, in 1866, Mr. CLORE attached himself to the Presbyterian Church, and has continued a worthy member in this church to this time. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, having taken the degrees in both the Blue Lodge and Chapter. He has served his people several terms as a member of the City Council, with credit to himself and to the advancement of the citys interest. He is a Democrat and an active worker when necessity demands it of him.
In 1870 Mr. CLORE established a planing mill the first ever in Henderson on the corner of Green and Fourth Cross Streets, and at the old frame corner Main and Fourth Cross Streets, where he carried on an extensive business up to 1876. During that year he removed his machinery and mill fixtures to his fathers saw mill, on the corner of Sixth and Water Streets, and continued to add new machinery and other appliances until, at this time, he is at the head of one of the finest establishments to be found in the West. He is engaged with his father and brothers in the general lumber business and controls an immense trade.
Starlings History of Henderson County, Kentucky, 1887.
JOSEPH OSCAR CLORE REFERENCES
MARRIAGES IN HENDERSON COUNTY, 1858 1900
J. O. Clore Juliet Alves, 17 Jun 1890, Book 022, Page 311
Joseph H. Clore Emma Y. Dixon, 09 Jun 1898, Book 028, Page 022
Miller Clore Kate Clore, 07 May 1873, Book 012, Page 226
Katherine Davis, 29 Aug 1867, Book 008, Page 071
1870 CENSUS OF HENDERSON COUNTY, PAGE 172, LISTING #26
Joseph Clore age 65, Martha age 54; Lafayette age 30; Mattie age 21; Donner age 19; Katie age 17; Oscar age 26; Walter age 15; Sarah Cook (B) age 20; George Evans (B) age 14.
Miller Clore age 32, Page 256, House No. 158; Kate age 24; Walter age 2; Maggie age 1; Julia Brown (B) age 14.
1880 CENSUS OF HENDERSON COUNTY, PAGE 63, LISTING #15
Joseph Clore age 74, Martha age 64; Donna age 27; Ella age 25; Hall age 24.
J. O. Clore age 25, Page 69, House No. 39; Emma age 26.
Lafayette Clore age 39, Page 75, House No. 58; Mattie age 30; Shirley age 8; Bula age 7; Joseph age 5.
INTERMENT RECORDS, FERNWOOD CEMETERY, SECTION #7, LOT #325
Martha Field Clore, 18 Mar 1896, Space #3
Kattie Clore, 20 Jul 1879, Space #5
Maggie Clore, 12 Jul 1869, Space #6
W. H. Clore, 02 Dec 1891, Space #11
FERNWOOD CEMETERY, SECTION #22, LOT #1208 1/2
Martha Shirley Clore, 14 Nov 1917, Space #2
F. L. Clore, 14 Jun 1913, Space #3
C. Duncan Clore, 07 Jun 1917, Space #9
Lena Archer Clore, 18 Nov 1939, Space #11
FERNWOOD CEMETERY, SECTION #12, LOT #621
James Oscar Clore, 12 Sep 1927, Space #9
Emma Pilkington Clore, 12 Jan 1884, Space #10