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Pemberton, Clarence Lilly Jr.

Pemberton, Clarence Lilly Jr.

Male 1908 - 1995  (87 years)

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  • Name Pemberton, Clarence Lilly 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 23 Jul 1908  Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Pem 
    Reference Number 5927 
    Died 16 Aug 1995  Durham, Durham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Yanceyville Presbyterian Church, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5849  Caswell County
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2022 

    Father Pemberton, Clarence Lilly,   b. 12 Oct 1884, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1935, Rochester, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Broadfoot, Mary Norcott,   d. 21 Jan 1972, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Reference Number 66891 
    Family ID F3036  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Watkins, Anne Elizabeth,   b. 23 May 1916, Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 2006, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1940  Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 43123 
    Children 
     1. Living
    +2. Living
    +3. Living
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F3035  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Jul 1908 - Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Mar 1940 - Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Aug 1995 - Durham, Durham County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Yanceyville Presbyterian Church, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Clarence Lilly Pemberton, Jr.
    Clarence Lilly Pemberton, Jr.

    Documents
    Pemberton-Rice Real Estate Agency (Yanceyville, NC)
    Pemberton-Rice Real Estate Agency (Yanceyville, NC)
    Clarence Lilly Pemberton, Jr., Letter to Anne Elizabeth Watkins Page #1
    Clarence Lilly Pemberton, Jr., Letter to Anne Elizabeth Watkins Page #1
    Clarence Lilly Pemberton, Jr., Letter to Anne Elizabeth Watkins Page #2
    Clarence Lilly Pemberton, Jr., Letter to Anne Elizabeth Watkins Page #2

    Headstones
    Anne Elizabeth Watkins and Clarence Lilly Pemberton, Jr., Grave Marker
    Anne Elizabeth Watkins and Clarence Lilly Pemberton, Jr., Grave Marker

  • Notes 
    • Clarence Lilly Pemberton (1908-1995)

      Clarence Lilly Pemberton, Jr. (1908-1995)

      Clarence Lily Pemberton, Jr. (1908-1995)

      Pemberton and Buck

      Plumblee Grasty Letter 1 Jun 1978

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      Clarence Lilly Pemberton, was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on July 23, 1908. He received an AB degree from Carleton College, Minnesota, and an LLB in 1934 from Minnesota College of Law. He served on the Board of Trustees of Winston-Salem Teachers College and The Greater University of North Carolina from 1956 to 1962 (at least). Clarence Lilly Pemberton was the first American sailor to step ashore in Manila in February 1945. Married to Anne Elizabeth Watkins of Roxboro, North Carolina, the couple had three children: Mary Norcott, Elizabeth Nelson, and Emaly de Jarnette.

      Source: North Carolina Lives, 1962.
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      For more photographs go to Yanceyville Water Plant 1953.
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      For a mini-biography published by the Rotary Club of Yanceyville in 1943 see Wheel Tracks

      Caswell County Fair Premium Catalogue 1941.
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      From the Political Graveyard: Pemberton, C. L. - of Yanceyville, Caswell County, N.C. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1964.
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      The Pemberton-Rice Real Estate Agency
      "A Man's House Is His Castle"
      Harrelson Building - Phone 500
      C. L. Pemberton and Glenn A. Rice
      Yanceyville, N.C.
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      Rotary Industrial Committee Caswell Messenger Thu 22 Sep 1938

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      Rotary Industrial Committee

      The Rotary Club of Yanceyville took the initiative to begin the industrialization of Caswell County. In 1938, when the club was just in its second year, an industrial committee was appointed under the chairmanship of John O. Gunn, and it reported some specific plans to the club. The result was the organization of the Caswell Development Company with Gunn, T. E. Steed, and S. A. Malloy as incorporators. When the company was organized C. C. Cole became president while T. E. Steed and Hubert H. Page were vice president and secretary-treasurer, respectively.

      An intensive campaign was begun to raise funds to construct an industrial building, and with the full cooperation of the Rotary Club and other citizens in the county a substantial sum of money was raised to begin construction. Additional money was borrowed and construction was completed very early in 1939 so that the Caswell Knitting Mill opened in late February. Artie Glenn Holt of Burlington (Company Shops) had recommended this particular type of industry and he became the operator of the mill, which gave employment to around 150 people. This was a significant beginning and it was symbolic of the future.

      Source: "When the Past Refused to Die: A History of Caswell County North Carolina 1777-1977," William S. Powell (1977) at 304.

      Newspaper Article:

      Four members of the Rotary Industrial Committee are pictured above, as follows: Jn. O. Gunn, chairman, upper left; T. E. Steed, upper right. Clarence L. Pemberton, lower left; Dr. S. A. Malloy, lower right. This committee, with the cooperation of the entire club and other county citizens, has been working on plans for the industrial development of Caswell county, and it is expected that an important announcement concerning this activity will be made at an early date.

      The Caswell Messenger (Yanceyville, North Carolina), Thursday, 22 September 1938.
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      In 1940 he was a judge of some sort in Yanceyville/Caswell County, North Carolina -- possible Recorder's Court.
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      Birth Record
      Name: Clarence Lilly Pemberton
      Date of Birth: 23 Jul 1908
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Birth County: Caswell
      Parent1 Name: Mary Norcott Broadfoot
      Parent2 Name: Clarence Lilly Pemberton
      Roll Number: B_C021_68003
      Volume: 3
      Page: 127
      Source: Ancestry.com. North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000 [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005

      World War II Service Record
      Name: Clarence L. Pemberton
      Date of Entrance in Service: December 4, 1943
      Branch of Service: U.S. Naval Reserve
      Training Stations: U.S.N.T.S., Bainbridge, Maryland; N.O.B., Norfolk, Virginia; U.S.S. Rombach (DE 364) Went ashore at Bermuda, Panama, Manila, Korea, Guam, Shanghai, Pearl Harbor
      Parents' Name: Mary Norcott Pemberton
      Date of Embarkation: September 1944
      Theater of Operations: Asiatic-Pacific
      Medals Earned: American Area, Philippine Liberation, Asiatic-Pacific
      Date Returned to United States: December 15, 1945
      Discharged: Camp Shelton, Virginia, February 18, 1946
      Rank: Quartermaster, Third Class
      Time Served: Twenty-seven months
      Present Occupation: County judge and lawyer

      Source: Service Record Book of Men and Women of Yanceyville, N.C., and Community, Sponsored by the V.F.W. Post No. 7316 (1947-1949)

      Lawyer, judge, trustee of The University of North Carolina.

      The following appeared in The Caswell Messenger 2 August 2006:

      Godwin's Auction Gallery has been commissioned to offer at auction, the estate (deceased) of Judge Clarence Lilly Pemberton and Anne Watkins Pemberton, who lived in Yanceyville, NC from 1940 to 2006. Judge Pemberton was a trustee of the University of North Carolina. Both he and his wife come from 300 years of old family in North Carolina. They both valued the furniture that they inherited and they collected many pieces of their own from antique sales. Specifically, there is an Empire bureau that is reported to come from Judge Pemberton's great-great-great-grandfather Captain John Thomas deJarnette (1748-1785) of Anson County, NC. There is a marble top dresser with scrolled mirror that comes from the home of his great-grandmother Mary Norcott Biddle Bryan (1841-1925) of New Berne, NC. There are various chairs and sideboards that come from her husband's family, Superior Court Judge Henry Ravencroft Bryan (1836 - 1919) (Bryan Hall at UNC Chapel Hill is named after him), his father, NC State Senator John Herritage Bryan (1798 - 1870).

      From North Carolina Lives, 1962:

      "Pemberton, Clarence Lilly, County Official, Yanceyville, North Carolina. Born in Fayetteville, N.C. on July 23, 1808. Received AB degree from Carleton College, Minnesota and LLB in 1935 from Minnesota College of Law. Served on Board of Trustees of Winston-Salem Teachers College and The Greater University of North Carolina from 1956 to the present. He was the first American sailor to step ashore in Manila in February 1945. Married to Anne Elizabeth Watkins of Roxboro, they have three children, Mary Norcott, Elizabeth Nelson, and Emaly de Jarnette."

      Pemberton Gravestone
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      Victory on Leyte: MacArthur Closes in on Manila 1945/1/15
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      North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-2004
      Name: Clarence Lilly Pemberton
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Marital Status: Married
      Social Security Number: 290188231
      Father's Last Name: Pemberton
      Age: 87
      Date of Birth: 23 Jul 1908
      Residence County: Caswell
      Residence State: North Carolina
      Date of Death: 16 Aug 1995
      Death City: Durham (P)
      Death County: Durham
      Death State: North Carolina
      Autopsy: No
      Institution: Veterans Hospital
      Attendant: Physician
      Burial Location: Burial in state
      Source Vendor: NC Department of Health. North Carolina Deaths, 1993-96
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      Corporate author: Caswell County Fair Association.
      Title: Second annual premium catalog : Caswell County fair, September 29-October 4, Yanceyville, N.C. / [Caswell County Fair Association]
      Imprint: [Yanceyville, N.C. : s.n. , 1941?]
      Location: North Carolina Collection
      Call Number: Cp971.17 C35f
      Description: 44 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
      Note: Advertisements included in pagination.
      Cover title: "Old Caswell" / by Clarence L. Pemberton: p. 22-34.
      LC subject
      Caswell County (N.C.) -- History.
      Agricultural exhibitions -- North Carolina -- Caswell County.
      Fairs -- North Carolina -- Caswell County.
      Agricultural exhibitions -- North Carolina -- Yanceyville.
      Other author: Pemberton, Clarence L.
      Other title: Caswell County fair premium catalogue
      WorldCat No: 64665684
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