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Horace Bell Obear

Horace was born January 22, 1885.

His parents were Joseph Williams Obear and Helen Bell. He was the third child of seven.

Horace married Clara Frances Spindler in August, 1907. The couple had three children: Francis Bell (October 2, 1908 to January 18, 1968), Caroline Emily (June 15, 1911 to ?), and Dorothy Jewell (March 13, 1913 to ?). After he fled to Canada, the couple divorced. In 1920, Clara was listed in the Census as head of household and divorced.

Horace married Christina ? on ? in Canada. They had three children: Living Daughter (1934 to current); Living Son (1926 to current); and Living Son (? to current).

Horace died on July 25, 1961 in Canada at the age of 76 years, 6 months, 3 days.


A family story is that Horace became involved with some horse rustlers in California and when he felt that he was in danger he headed north until he reached Canada and then went east to Alberta. He supposedly never visited the United States again.

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