Emma Jean Clifford

20 August 1848–28 February 1925 (Age 76)
Wellington, Lorain, Ohio, United States

The Life of Emma Jean

When Emma Jean Clifford was born on 20 August 1848, in Wellington, Lorain, Ohio, United States, her father, Henry O. Sheldon Clifford, was 21 and her mother, Sophrenia Merrills, was 25. She married Amos Blank on 30 August 1868, in Sandusky, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Woodville, Sandusky, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Harrison Township, Henry, Ohio, United States for about 20 years. She died on 28 February 1925, at the age of 76.

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Amos Blank
Emma Jean Clifford
Marriage: 30 August 1868
Forence Adell Blank
Amos Byron Blank
Myrtie May Blank
John Palmer Blank
Iva Belle Blank
Ira Bell Blank
William Blank
Bertha Louella Blank
Effie Jean Blank

Spouse and Children

30 August 1868
Sandusky, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 12

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 22

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Clifford, for example in Devon, Gloucestershire, West Yorkshire, and in particular Herefordshire. The place name is derived from Old English clif ‘slope’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Emma Blank, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Emma J Blunk in household of Amos Blunk, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Emma Blank in household of Amos Blank, "United States Census, 1880"

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