Agnes Earl Respess

Female9 May 1887–8 February 1953

Brief Life History of Agnes Earl

When Agnes Earl Respess was born on 9 May 1887, in Bell, Texas, United States, her father, James Taylor Respess, was 40 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Gilliland, was 25. She married George Henry Clifton on 11 February 1906, in Cottonwood, Callahan, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Cottonwood, Callahan, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 3, Callahan, Texas, United States for about 20 years. She died on 8 February 1953, in Big Spring, Howard, Texas, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Cross Plains, Callahan, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Henry Clifton
1881–1973
Agnes Earl Respess
1887–1953
Marriage: 11 February 1906
Maud Fay Clifton
1907–1925
Walter Walton Clifton
1910–1978
Hazel Earl Clifton
1912–1996
Beulah Irene Clifton
1916–1973
Georgia Ruth Clifton
1921–
Infant son Clifton
1926–1926

Sources (14)

  • A Earl Clifton in household of George H Clifton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Earl Resspess, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • Agnes Earl Clifton, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 February 1906Cottonwood, Callahan, Texas, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 3

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

    Age 7

    Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

    1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

    Age 18

    Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

    Name Meaning

    Origin undetermined. Compare Repass .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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