1. Headstone located in Simpson Cemetery, West Liberty, Howard, Indiana. “Claude M. / Ware / 1884-1963″. Claude is buried in the Simpson Cemetery next to his step-mother Elizabeth Salyers Ware and his father Lewis A. Ware.
2. Indiana Births, 1880-1920 for Ware, father is Lewis A. Ware, mother’s maiden name is Miner, birth was in Howard County on 11 Mar 1884. The baby was male. Book C-1A, p 121. This birth is for their son Claude.
3. 1900 US Census for Claude M. Ware in Green Township, Grant, Indiana, listing Lucinda (Main) Ware (head – who is the mother of Lewis A. Ware), she was born Jan 1825, age 75, son Lewis A. born Jun 1855 age 44, and grandson Claude M. born Mar 1884 age 16.
4. 1900 US Census for Lewis A. Ware in Green Township, Grant, Indiana. Lists Lucinda Ware (head) as widow born Jan 1825, son Lewis A. as widower born June 1855 and grandson Claude M. as single born March 1884 age 16.
5. 1910 US Census for Elizabeth Ware for Union Township, Howard, Indiana. Lists Lewis A. (head) age 55 (2nd marriage), wife Elizabeth age 52 (1st marriage), married 9 years prior (1901), son Claude M. age 25 (single). All born in Indiana.
6. 1920 US Census for Elisabeth Ware in Union Township, Howard, Indiana. Lists Lewis A. Ware (head) age 65, wife Elisabeth age 63, and son Claude M. age 36 (single). They lived on Fairmont Pike Road.
7. 1930 US Census for Elizabeth Ware in Union Township, Howard, Indiana. Lists Lewis A. Ware (head) age 75, wife Elizabeth Ware age 72, and son Claude M. Ware age 46 (single). Elizabeth was age 43 at the time of her first marriage and Lewis was age 28 at the time of his first marriage.
8. WW1 Draft Registration Card, 1917-1918, signed 12 Sep 1918. His father spells his name Lewis not Louis. Born 11 Mar 1884 and lived in Greentown, Indiana. His name is Claude M. Ware. He is of medium height, stout build, blue eyes and dark hair. He says one of his legs is shorter than the other one, abnormal physically.
9. WW2 Draft Registration Card, 1942, his name is Claude M. Ware. Address is Rt 1, Greentown, Union Township, Howard, Indiana. Born March 11, 1884 in Union Twp, Howard, Indiana.”
Rich Ware Record added: Dec 14, 2011