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James Thomas McClain, Jr.

James Thomas McClain, Jr., second child of James Thomas McClain, Sr., and Susan Lanier, was born at Skullyville, Indian Territory on March 8, 1905. He attended school at Oak Lodge and has lived his entire life in LeFlore County, Oklahoma. For several years he worked for the railroad and is now employed by the city of Spiro. He married Jewel Robertson and they have three children: Bobbie Joe, Patricia Jewel, and Donna Sue.

Bobbie Joe McClain, son of James Thomas McClain, Jr., and Jewel Robertson, was born at Spiro, September 2, 1926. He received his education in the Spiro city schools. He and his wife, Jean Kritz, have two children, Gregory Ray and Deborah Jewel. They now live in California.

Patricia Jewel McClain, daughter of James Thomas McClain, Jr. and Jewel Robertson, was born August 26, 1931 at Spiro, Oklahoma. She received her education in the city schools there and married Murphy Moore, a schoolteacher. They have two children, Philip Lee and Gatha Jean. Donna Sue McClain, daughter of James Thomas McClain and Jewel Robertson, was born October 7, 1933 at Spiro, Oklahoma. She received her education in the city schools there and married Eugene Goforth, a schoolteacher. They have two children, James Steven and Donna Mechelle. Felix McClain, son of James Thomas McClain, Sr., and Susan Lanier, was born on January 29, 1907. He died in 1928 of complications from appendicitis.

John McClain, son of James Thomas McClain, Sr., and Susan Lanier, was born at Skullyville on December 28, 1909. He attended school at Oak Lodge and at Spiro High School. He died November 12, 1919 of injuries suffered in a football game. The football field at Spiro High School is named in his honor.

Sallie McClain, daughter of James Thomas McClain, Sr., and Susan Lanier, was born at Skullyville. She received her education at Oak Lodge and Spiro city schools. She and her husband Fred Imbush, have three children: Susan J., Sallie Jane, and James Fred.

Susan J. Imbush, daughter of Sallie McClain and Fred Imbush, married James Earl Christian, who is an employee of Norge and a college student. They have one son, James Earl, Jr., born May 18, 1965. Sallie Jane Imbush, daughter of Sallie McClain and Fred Imbush, married William E. Howard who is employed by the Southside Lumber Company. They have one daughter, Malissa Susan Howard, born June 12, 1965.

James Fred Imbush, son of Sallie McClain and Fred Imbush, is a student at Spiro High School.

Jack McClain, son of James Thomas McClain, Sr., and Susan Lanier, was born at Skullyville on July 4, 1919. He attended school at Oak Lodge and Spiro city schools. He married Donna Smith. He is a farmer and a rancher.

Sources

Carter, The Territorial Paper of the United States Foreman, Removal of Indians to the West Toulmins, Digest of 1823 Wright, The Chronicles of Oklahoma Gideon, History of Indian Territory Alabama Department of Archives and History Georgia Department of Archives and History Tennessee Department of Archives and History

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