CLAIR CRAWFORD FLECK, who is engaged in general farming on a tract of roe acres in Tyrone Township, Blair County, Pa., was born February 14, 1867, in Sinking Valley, Blair County, Pa., and is a son of Gabriel and Rebecca (Stoner) Fleck.
Gabriel Fleck always followed farming in Sinking Valley, and was held in high esteem by his fellow citizens. He was politically a Republican, a member of the Lutheran church, and also of the Grange of Sinking Valley. His union
with Rebecca Stoner resulted in the following issue: Ira, resides in Russell County, Kansas; Ely, is a resident of Tyrone, Pa.; John Mosheim, died in infancy; Lindley, who is in the ministry, is a resident of Newry, Blair County, Pa.; Elizabeth is the wife of C. H. Jones, of Tyrone; Pa.; Clara,
married B. F. Culp, of Altoona, Pa.; Cyrus, who is in the ministry, is a resident of Riegelsville, Bucks County, Pa.; Sarah Jane, who died December, 1893; Harry, superintendent of the schools of Tyrone, Pa.; John, who is engaged in farming in Sinking Valley, Blair County, Pa.; Clair, subject of this record; David, a contractor of Altoona, Pa.
Clair C. Fleck was reared and educated in Sinking Valley, and has always followed farming in a general way, now residing on a farm of 102 acres, which is located in Tyrone Township. He is a man of public spirit and enterprise, and has always taken an interest in all affairs which tend toward the advancement of the community in which he lives. In politics he is identified with the Republican party, and is fraternally a member of the Masonic order
of Tyrone, and the Grange of Sinking Valley. He holds membership with the Lutheran church.
January 3, 1893, Mr. Fleck married Ella Warfel, who is a daughter of John and Margaret Warfel, of Tyrone Township. Her father died in 1892, and the mother lives with her daughter, Mrs. Mary Bailey, of Tyrone. Five children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Fleck: Margaret, April 1, 1894;
Marion, July 28, 1896; Ralph, November 11, 1899; Hazel, March 31, 1903; and Lillian, September 12, 1905.
Sell, Jesse C., Twentieth Century History of Altoona and Blair County, Pennsylvania, and Representative Citizens, Chicago, IL: Richmond-Arnold, 1911, p. 954.