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William Henry Carnal
Carra A. Bottom
Albert Americus Thomas
(Abt 1865-)
Nancy Arminta Dobbs
Solomon Madison Carnal
Hattie Eudora Thomas

Clara Mae Carnal


Family Links

1. David Bufford Martin
2. Joseph Paschal Fish

3. George Dewey Karns

Clara Mae Carnal 2 3 4

  • Born: 10 Jun 1903, Lincolnville, (Ottawa), Oklahoma, United States
  • Marriage (1): David Bufford Martin
  • Marriage (2): Joseph Paschal Fish on 29 Oct 1921 in Galena, Cherokee, Kansas, United States
  • Marriage (3): George Dewey Karns on 12 Oct 1939 in Kimball, Kimball, Nebraska, United States 1
  • Died: 18 Dec 1972, Miami, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States at age 69
  • Buried: Newman Cemetery, [NE of Miami, ] Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States 5

   Other names for Clara were Clara Mae Carnel, Clara May Fish and Clara Mae Carnal Martin.

  Research Notes:

The LeRoy Paschal Fish family Bible (has born in Douthat, OK).

From 7 Jun 2011 (may be inaccurate):
"Daughter of William A. and Emma Carnal."

  Birth Notes:

Family Bible of her son LeRoy has b. in Douthatt, Okla (Indian Territory)

  Death Notes:

Obituary quoted in Find A Grave memorial 48255372:


Mrs. Clara Mae Martin, 69, of 21 F northwest, died at 2:45 a.m. today in Baptist hospital after a short illness.

Born June 10, 1903, northwest of Commerce, Mrs. Martin had been a lifelong resident of Ottawa county. She was a member of the First United Methodist church and American Legion Auxiliary and a past member of the Miami Business and Professional Women's club.

Survivors are her husband, Davie B. Martin of the home; a son, Leroy Fish, of Tallahassee, Fla.; four daughters, Mrs. Charles Cook of San Angelo, Tex., Mrs. Ed Hall of Miami, Mrs. Ira Bialeck of La Canada, Calif., and Mrs. Charles Dress, Broken Arrow; a brother, William Earl Carnal, Globe, Ariz.; one sister, Mrs. Grace Halbert, Tow, Tex, and 12 granchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Cooper funeral home chapel with the Rev. Herman Ging officiating.

Burial will be in the Newman cemetery of the Devil's Promenade area. Pallbearers will be Bert Hale, Charles Stansell, Walter Newman, Glenn McCumber, Bill Hirsch and Charles Bill Hirsch.

Miami News Record,
Monday, December 18, 1972,
Page: 3 of 16; Column: 2 of 8.
Miami, Oklahoma.

  Burial Notes:

According to Claire Eudora (Fish) Warner 2/13/09, "a Zane was a pallbearer" at her funeral.


Clara Mae Carnal Fish Martin.

Daughter of William A. and Emma Carnal.

She married Joseph P. Fish.

He preceded her in death.

Mother of Mary Kathryn Cook.

  Noted events in her life were:

Census: U.S, 11 Apr 1930, Peoria, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States. 6 Household:
Joseph P. Fish, head, M, In, 35, M, 22, Oklahoma, United States, Kansas, farmer, general farm, lives on farm
Clara Fish, wife, F, W, 26, M, 18, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Missouri
Joseph Fish, son, M, In, 13, S, Oklahoma
Dorothy Fish, daughter, F, In, 3-4/12, Oklahoma
LeRoy Fish, son, M, In, 1-10/12, Oklahoma

Census: U.S, 6 Apr 1940, Roach, Larimer, Colorado, United States. 7 Household:
George Dewey Karns, Head, MN, W, 40, M, Iowa, Same House [April 1, 1935], Ranching, Ranch
Clara Mae Karns, Wife, F, W, 36, M, Oklahoma, Oklahoma
Mary Cathern Fish, Stepdaughter, F, W, 14, S, Oklahoma, Oklahoma
Dorothy Mae Fish, Stepdaughter, F, W, 13, S, Missouri, Oklahoma
LeRoy P. Fish, Stepson, M, W, 11, S, Missouri, Oklahoma
Clara Eudora Fish, Stepdaughter, F, W, 5, S, Oklahoma, Oklahoma
Wynona Frances Fish, Stepdaughter, F, W, 3, S, Oklahoma, -

Census: Ottawa County School Census, 18 Jan 1941, Commerce, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States. Parent: Clara M. Fish
201 N. Vine, Commerce, Oklahoma
Name of Tribe: Quapaw

Mary Kathryn Fish, I, Female, May 9, 1925, age 15
Dorothy Mae Fish, I, Female, Dec 29, 1926, 14
LeRoy Paschal Fish, I, Male, Aug 21, 1928, 12
Clara Eudora Fish, I, Female, Jan 30, 1935, 6 This event was shared with Dorothy Mae Fish, Frederic Marvin Fish, LeRoy Paschal Fish, and Mary Kathryn Fish.

Clara married David Bufford Martin. (David Bufford Martin was born on 8 Oct 1908, died in 1995 and was buried in G.A.R. Cemetery, Miami, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States.)

Clara next married Joseph Paschal Fish, son of Leander Jackson Fish and Mary Katherine Large, on 29 Oct 1921 in Galena, Cherokee, Kansas, United States. (Joseph Paschal Fish was born on 21 Jan 1895 in Douthat, Indian Territory, (Ottawa), Oklahoma, United States, died on 23 Jul 1937 in Indian Hospital, Claremore, Rogers, Oklahoma, United States and was buried in Newman Cemetery, [NE of Miami, ] Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States 8.)

Clara next married George Dewey Karns on 12 Oct 1939 in Kimball, Kimball, Nebraska, United States.1 (George Dewey Karns was born about 1899.)


1 <i>FamilySearch Historical Files</i> (, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995," database, FamilySearch ( : 28 November 2018), George Dewey Karns and Clara May Fish, 12 Oct 1939; citing Marriage, Kimball, Kimball, Nebraska, United States, Nebraska State. Cit. Date: 27 Sep 2019.

2 Personal Documents, LeRoy Paschal Fish family Bible.

3 <i></i>.

4 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "FamilySearch Family Tree," database, <i>FamilySearch</i>( : accessed 24 Apr 2020), person ID K81G-YD7. Cit. Date: 24 Apr 2020.

5 <i></i>, Find A Grave Memorial # 48255372. Cit. Date: 17 Feb 2010.

6 <i>FamilySearch Historical Files</i> (, "United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 28 May 2016), Joseph P Fish, 1930. Cit. Date: 28 May 2016.

7 <i>FamilySearch Historical Files</i> (, "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 26 July 2019), George Dewey Karns, Roach, Election Precinct 4, Larimer, Colorado, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 35-5, sh. Cit. Date: 27 Sep 2019.

8 <i></i>, Find A Grave Memorial # 48254483. Cit. Date: 17 Feb 2010.

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