Roger W. Clifford

16 August 1845–4 September 1919 (Age 74)
Brooks, Waldo, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Roger W.

When Roger W. Clifford was born on 16 August 1845, in Brooks, Waldo, Maine, United States, his father, Nathaniel Greene Clifford, was 20 and his mother, Hannah P Woods, was 20. He married Ida Briggs in November 1883. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Garneill, Fergus, Montana, United States in 1900 and Fergus, Montana, United States in 1910. He died on 4 September 1919, in Montana, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Moore, Fergus, Montana, United States.

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Roger W. Clifford
Ida Briggs
Marriage: November 1883
Ruby Clifford
Myrtle C. Clifford

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  • Marriage
    November 1883
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1864 · Montana Territory
    Age 19
    Montana was made a territory by President Abraham Lincoln on May 26 1864. The capital was Virginia City and remained the capital until 1894, when Helena became the capital.
    Age 20
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English and Irish: habitational name from any of various places called Clifford in Devon, Gloucestershire, and Yorkshire, and in particular Herefordshire. The placename is derived from Old English clif ‘slope’ + ford ‘ford’.Irish: adoption of the name in 1 above as Anglicization of several Irish names, especially Ó Clúmháin ‘descendant of Clúmhán’, which was the surname of an ecclesiastical family in Sligo and can be traced back to the 12th century. The personal name meant ‘little hairy one’, a diminutive of Irish clúmach ‘hairy’, from clúmh ‘feathers, plumage, down; hair or fur’. Clifford was also adopted for Coleman and in Fermanagh for Crifferty, Clifferty, and Cliffordy, which are Anglicized forms of Mac Raibheartaigh (compare Rafferty ).History: A powerful Anglo-Norman family of this name in England and Ireland trace their descent from Walter de Clifford, who took the name from Clifford (Castle) in Herefordshire in the 12th century, after acquiring the Clifford barony by marriage.

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

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    Sources (14)

    • Rogers W Clifford in household of Ancil Rich, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Roger W. Clifford, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
    • Roger W Clifford in household of Hannah Clifford, "United States Census, 1870"

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