Source: Parke County, Indiana Atlas p 40
Howard Clore, the 7th child of Israel and Francis Clore, was born on a farm in Boone County, Kentucky, on the 23d day of March, 1819. In 1837 he removed to Indiana and lived for two years in Montgomery when he removed to Parke County and settled on the farm where he still lives. He is now one of the most extensive farmers in the northern portion of the county, having under cultivation 300 acres of land and he has besides 1,000 acres of land in Iowa and Missouri, a part of which is under cultivation. Mr. Clore began life a poor man, but being a man of remarkable business qualifications, has accumulated a large amount of valuable landed property. In early life he was a Whig, but since the formation of the Republican party he has been one of its most active and zealous supporters. Mr. Clore is now a widower, his second wife having died on the 30th day of December 1873. - transcribed by kbz
Source: Beadle, J.H. History of Parke County, Indiana. HH HIll, 1880.
CLORE, Howard farmer and stock raiser, Waveland, is one of the most successful business men in Howard Township. He was born in Kentucky. In 1819, and is the son of Israel and Frances (Deer) Clore. His parents were natives of Madison County, Virginia His father was born in 1779 and died 18554; his mother born 1783 died 1871. His father never lost an opportunity to impress upon his family the duty of honesty in their dealings with men. Howard Clore emigrated to Montgomery County. From Kentucky; with his parents, in 1837. In 1837, he was married to Margaret Deer, daughter of John and Margaret (Clore) Deer, both natives of Madison County, Virginia; they emigrated to Kentucky, and then to Montgomery County, Indiana. By this union, he became the father of 11 children, all of whom are dead but Hannah E; Sarah l and Henry H, who is married to Maria A. Myers. William W, deceased was a volunteer in the 115th Indiana reg. He died in 1865, aged 25 years. His first wife died in 1845; aged 35 years. He was married a second time, in 1857, to Sarah A. Deer, sister to his former wife and by this marriage they have 5 children, three now living: Howard D, Whitfield and Robert A. This second wife died in 1873, aged 49 years. He was married a third time, to Elizabeth Frame, daughter of Robert and Mary (Smeak) LaFollette, both natives of Hardin County, Kentucky. They emigrated to Montgomery County, Indiana in 1826, and he died in 1876, aged 73 years. Mr. Clore's paternal grandmother was a pioneer settler in Virginia, and lived to a good old age. His maternal grandmother, after having raised a family in Virginia, immigrated to Kentucky, and a second time became a pioneer settler. Mr. Clore settled in Howard Township, where he now lives in 1839. His education was such as the pioneer schools could give. In religious belief, he is a Predestination Baptist, but has never united with the church. His father was of the same faith, but, owing to a split in the church, never became a member after he left Kentucky. Mr. Clore has a well improved and stocked farm of 400 acres located along the line separating Howard Township from Montgomery County. Lately he has deed his children 1, 299 acres of western land. In politics he is a staunch republican. He was raised to believe in equal rights. - typed by kbz