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Claude C. France


Myrtle and Claude

Claude C. France was born on Aug. 10, 1875 in Wood County, OH, the son of John C. and Rhoda (Van Horn) France.

Claude married Myrtle Bidlack (1877- ? ).


Son Glenn

Their four children were Glenn France, Cloyce France, Delores France and George France.

Their wedding portrait photograph, seen here, was taken at Gusler Photo Company in Continental. 

Circa 1900, the Frances resided in Findlay, Hancock County, OH, at 113 Morse Street. 

In the summers, son George worked in the restaurant owned by his uncle Forest 'Faye' France in Continental, Putnam County, OH.

Later, by the 1930s or '40s, the Frances had moved to Marion, IN.

Claude died in Shawnee Mission, KS in April 1965. 


Old colorized postcard of Continental's Main Street, looking south


~ Son Glenn France ~

Son Glenn France ( ? - ? ).


~ Son Cloyce France ~

Son Cloyce France ( ? - ? ).

~ Daughter Dolores France ~

Daughter Dolores France ( ? - ? ).


~ Son George France ~

Son George France ( ? -1994) passed away in Phoenix in 1994.


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