First, just the facts:
Name: Clair Raymond Saurer
Born: 13-Feb-1908, East Union Twp, Wayne Co, Ohio
Married: Temple M Ray, 18-Aug-1939
Died: 30-Jan-1985, Apple Creek, Wayne Co, Ohio
Relationship: Great-uncle [or grand-uncle as some would have it]
He is my paternal grandmother’s [Lela Mabel (Saurer) Ritchie] brother.
I have this most adorable picture of Clair as a little boy. Don't you love how the boys wore dresses? Fortunately Uncle Clair was around until I was in my twenties so I have identification for many of these old pictures. Next is one of my favorite pictures - the John F Saurer family. The younger boy with the rather intense look on his face is Clair.
He worked at the local grocery story - owned by his brother-in-law - and you can see that when they returned from their honeymoon they was a special sale marking the event!! I have the large flyer pictured below. Not sure if the picture below was during the honeymoon, but they did like to travel to Florida and this could have been taken during one of those trips. Note the writing "Snowy-Temp".
Uncle Clair always seemed so quite to me. Aunt Temp was definitely NOT quite - which might be why they got along. I don't remember much about Uncle Clair. I think I need to ask my dad to tell me some stories about his uncle.