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John Worth Cloud[1]

Male 1908 - 1990  (81 years)


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  • Name John Worth Cloud 
    Born Sep 14, 1908  Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census Apr 25, 1910  Neosho, Newton county, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census Jan 03, 1920  Neosho, Newton county, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Social Security Number 453-12-2818 (TX) 
    Died Apr 16, 1990  Denton county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Huntington Cemetery, Huntington, Angelina county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Obituary:
      CLOUD, JOHN WORTH (1908-1990). John Worth Cloud, journalist, oil promoter, poet, and historian, was born on September 14, 1908, in Neosho, Missouri, the son of William Abner (sic -- his father was Henry Abner Cloud) and Carrie June Cloud. He married Josie Herrington, teacher and poet, of Huntington, Texas, on December 31, 1936, and they had three children. Cloud attended Kemper Military Academy, Boonville, Missouri. From 1932 to 1939 he worked as fund-raiser and advertiser with various Texas oil companies (Sun Oil in Beaumont, Superior Oil in Houston, and Pioneer Exploration in Athens). He was editor, owner, and publisher of the Huntington Weekly News, the Angelina County News, and related newspapers from 1939 to 1950, when the Angelina plant burned with all the files. Cloud returned to involvement with oil exploration, which he combined with sixteen years as writer and Linotype operator for John McGaughey, owner and publisher of the Albany News. He retired in 1971, after which he worked another year at the Denton Enterprise. Mrs. Cloud taught school in Albany from 1953 to 1971; her autobiographical book, The Way It Was, was privately published in 1990.
      Cloud's poetic history of the Albany-Fort Griffin area, Legend of Old Stone Ranch, handset at the Albany News, was proclaimed the "Official Epic Poem of Texas" by a joint Texas House and Senate resolution in 1968. Cloud was subsequently listed in the International Who's Who Among Poets, an English reference work. The Texas State Historical Survey Committee awarded the work "Best Historical Publication of the Year on Local or Regional History." In his eightieth year Cloud's dramatic presentation The Shade of a Wandering Minstrel, staged for friends at meetings of the American Association of Retired Persons and at a gathering at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church in Denton, drew kudos from critics. Cloud was a president and charter member of the Texas Historical Association of Albany, a member of the board of the Albany United Methodist Church and the local Boy Scouts of America, a director of the Lower Neches Valley Authority, state representative of the American Press Association, and a member of the Texas Press Association. He served as foster grandparent at Denton State School, was a recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Presidents Award, and was listed in Who's Who in the South and Southwest. He died on April 16, 1990, at Long Meadow Nursing Center in Denton.
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      Orlando Sentinel Newspaper - Other News To Note Deaths - John Worth Cloud - April 20, 1990
      Cloud, a longtime newspaperman, poet and former president of the Texas Historical Association, died Monday at age 81. Cloud was a former reporter for the Chicago Daily News and published the Angelina County News and several weekly newspapers. His poem, The Legend of Old Stone Ranch, was named the best publication of 1968 on local and regional history by the Texas State Historical Survey Committee. He is survived by his wife, Josie Herrington Cloud, of Denton, a son and two daughters.
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      Handbook of Texas Online:
      CLOUD, JOHN WORTH (1908-1990). John Worth Cloud, journalist, oil promoter, poet, and historian, was born on September 14, 1908, in Neosho, Missouri, the son of William Abner (sic -- his father was Henry Abner Cloud) and Carrie June Cloud. He married Josie Herrington, teacher and poet, of Huntington, Texas, on December 31, 1936, and they had three children. Cloud attended Kemper Military Academy, Boonville, Missouri. From 1932 to 1939 he worked as fund-raiser and advertiser with various Texas oil companies (Sun Oil in Beaumont, Superior Oil in Houston, and Pioneer Exploration in Athens). He was editor, owner, and publisher of the Huntington Weekly News, the Angelina County News, and related newspapers from 1939 to 1950, when the Angelina plant burned with all the files. Cloud returned to involvement with oil exploration, which he combined with sixteen years as writer and Linotype operator for John McGaughey, owner and publisher of the Albany News. He retired in 1971, after which he worked another year at the Denton Enterprise. Mrs. Cloud taught school in Albany from 1953 to 1971; her autobiographical book, The Way It Was, was privately published in 1990.
      Cloud's poetic history of the Albany-Fort Griffin area, Legend of Old Stone Ranch, handset at the Albany News, was proclaimed the "Official Epic Poem of Texas" by a joint Texas House and Senate resolution in 1968. Cloud was subsequently listed in the International Who's Who Among Poets, an English reference work. The Texas State Historical Survey Committee awarded the work "Best Historical Publication of the Year on Local or Regional History." In his eightieth year Cloud's dramatic presentation The Shade of a Wandering Minstrel, staged for friends at meetings of the American Association of Retired Persons and at a gathering at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church in Denton, drew kudos from critics. Cloud was a president and charter member of the Texas Historical Association of Albany, a member of the board of the Albany United Methodist Church and the local Boy Scouts of America, a director of the Lower Neches Valley Authority, state representative of the American Press Association, and a member of the Texas Press Association. He served as foster grandparent at Denton State School, was a recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Presidents Award, and was listed in Who's Who in the South and Southwest. He died on April 16, 1990, at Long Meadow Nursing Center in Denton.
      BIBLIOGRAPHY: Albany News, June 26, 1969.
      Charles E. Linck, Jr.
      Handbook of Texas Online http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fclju
    Person ID I76915  mykindred
    Last Modified Feb 25, 2019 

    Father Henry Abner Franklin Cloud,   b. Mar 31, 1856, Stella, McDonald county, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 10, 1924, Neosho, Newton county, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Carrie June Faulkner,   b. Jun 02, 1869, McDonald county, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 01, 1943  (Age 73 years) 
    Married Oct 10, 1886  [2
    Family ID F25794  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Bonnie Stacher,   d.
    Married Jun 09, 1928  [2
    Family ID F58425  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Josie M. Herrington,   b. Jun 02, 1905, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 28, 2002, Lufkin, Angelina county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married Dec 31, 1936  Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Birdie Margaret Cloud,   b. Nov 02, 1924, Lufkin, Angelina county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 28, 2008, Nocona, Montague county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +2. George Cloud,   b. May 27, 1927, Huntington, Angelina county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 20, 2006, Coldspring, San Jacinto county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Elizabeth Maxine Cloud,   b. Jun 28, 1930,   d. Jun 19, 1999, Lufkin, Angelina county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Family ID F55041  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Cloud, John Worth & Josie (Herrington)
    Cloud, John Worth & Josie (Herrington)
    Denton Record-Chronicle, Feb. 19, 1975

  • Sources 
    1. [S3791] Cloud, Jacque (Stout), phone conversation of Sept. 25, 2009 with Tom Cloud.

    2. [S869] Family Bible, Family Bible of Henry Abner Faulkner Cloud (rebound by John Worth Cloud) - CFJ XXXII No. 1, pp 10-29.

    3. [S967] 1910 US federal census, 1910 census, MO, Newton, Neosho, ed 129, 12-B, Apr 25, HH 298/306.

    4. [S3967] 1920 US federal census, 1920 census, MO, Newton, Neosho, ed 148, 2-B, Jan. 3, HH 49.