Frances Malvina Clayton

22 August 1862–13 December 1924 (Age 62)
Marion, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Frances Malvina

When Frances Malvina Clayton was born on 22 August 1862, in Marion, Kentucky, United States, her father, James Carlton Clayton, was 40 and her mother, Elizabeth Ellen Dawson, was 32. She married Thomas Milliard Ballard on 3 November 1885, in Marion, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Magisterial District 2, Nelson, Kentucky, United States in 1910 and Balltown, Nelson, Kentucky, United States in 1920. She died on 13 December 1924, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Holy Cross, Marion, Kentucky, United States.

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Thomas Milliard Ballard
Frances Malvina Clayton
Marriage: 3 November 1885
Joseph Clarence Ballard
James Emmett Ballard
Thomas Ethel Ballard
John Raymond Ballard
Mary Eva Ballard
Mary Viola Ballard
Joseph Walter Ballard
Mary Leona Ballard

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3 November 1885
Marion, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 1

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 19

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places, in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, and elsewhere, named Clayton, from Old English clǣg ‘clay’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fany Ballard in household of Millard Ballard, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Fannie Ballard in household of Thomas M Ballard, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fannie Clayton in household of Eliza E Clayton, "United States Census, 1880"

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