Claude Percy Nesmith

ID#  1533, (1905-1987)
     Claude Percy Nesmith was born on 11 September 1905 in Dexter, South Dakota.1,2 He married Geraldine Ruth Mowre, daughter of Albert L Mowre and Florence Eleanor Oldham, on 16 August 1959 in Loma Linda, San Bernardino County, California.3 He died on 10 February 1987 in San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, at age 81. He was buried in Desert Lawn Cemetery, Calimesa, California.4

His funeral card reads:

In Loving Memory of Claude P. Nesmith
Resident of Calimesa, California
Native of Dexter, South Dakota
Entered Into Rest February 10, 1987
Emmerson-Bartlett Calimesa Chapel
February 13, 1987 10:30 A.M.
Pastor Peter Cooper
Calimesa Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Desert Lawn Cemetery

Source: Barbara Hill.
Last Edited=27 Mar 2013


  1. [S911], online database, "California Death Index 1940-1997" ( : accessed 2010 - 2012).
  2. [S126] Social Security Death Index, online (
  3. [S945] Geraldine Schlaman & Claude Nesmith, Wedding Invitation, privately held by Faye West, Edmonton, Alberta.
  4. [S45] Barbara Hill, "Rev Graves Family," e-mail message from e-mail address (Berkeley, California) to Faye West, 9 Mar 2002.