According to a letter by brother, Everett, CW enlised in WWI while still a student in high school, was wounded severely enough to be discharged and sent home. This has been disputed by descendants who said he was never in the war and the injury was the result of playing football.
Residences & events:
1930 South Macon Twp, Macon Co, IL. The census that year recorded Clarence at 29 years of age, Alma was 31. The household included children: Rosemary, 4 and CW Jr, 2. Clarence was a grain dealer at an elevator.
1938 Macon Co, IL. Following the death of his mother, he and the family moved in with his father.
Spring 1939 Arcola, Douglas Co, IL. Either his father remarried or the family decided he could care for himself so CW's family moved out.
CW worked at the Williams Grain company at Filson, IL, eventually buying it in 1943, renaming it the VanGundy Grain Co.