When Melvia Jane Clothier was born on 26 September 1888, in Peace Creek, Reno, Kansas, United States, her father, James Byron Clothier, was 40 and her mother, Anna Elizabeth Marshall, was 37. She married Hugh Wade Prior on 8 February 1911, in Sylvia, Reno, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Sylvia, Reno, Kansas, United States in 1930 and Hayes Township, Reno, Kansas, United States in 1940. She died on 28 September 1968, in Terrell, Kaufman, Texas, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Peace Creek Cemetery, Stafford, Stafford, Kansas, United States.
English: occupational name for a maker or seller of cloth and clothes, from Middle English cloth (Old English clāth) + the agent suffix -(i)er.
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