Hybridizer Claud Earl McCaughey (1902-1975)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
From The Bulletin of the American Iris Society No. 217(April 1975)
: Claud E. McCaughey passed away on January 26, 1975. He was born at Erin Springs, Indian Territory in 1902 and was educated there and at Kemper Military School. His father was a rancher and banker at Lindsay, Oklahoma, but Claud devoted his business life to the oil industry. He was a true pioneer in the oil development of Oklahoma and the Southwest, being a charter member of the Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City. His company, McCaughey Oil Properties, had holdings in many producing areas in Oklahoma. Although Claud's business precluded spending as much time in iris activities as his wife, Helen, has devoted over many years, her friends were his as well. And he still found time to daub some pollen on Helen's irises, producing the lovely RASPBERRY PARFAIT in the process. His home was a center of iris activities and he will be missed by irisarians countrywide.
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