Sylvester Henry Clifford

1863–
Brown, Illinois, United States

The Life of Sylvester Henry

When Sylvester Henry Clifford was born in 1863, in Brown, Illinois, United States, his father, Henry Harrison Clifford, was 28 and his mother, Vileda Nokes, was 21. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Spring Creek Township, Pike, Illinois, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Henry Harrison Clifford
1835–1921
Vileda Nokes
1842–1889
Clifford
1861–
Mary Maud Clifford
1863–
Sylvester Henry Clifford
1863–
Rosa Clifford
1865–
Sylvia Hester Clifford
1868–1868
Asa Ernest Clifford
1875–1961
Edith Elizabeth Clifford
1877–1918
Frank C. Clifford
1879–1962

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Harrison Clifford

    Male1835–1921Male

    Female1842–1889Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 0

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1871

Age 8

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 33

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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 (2)

  • Sylvester Clifford in household of Henry Clifford, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sylvester Clifford in household of Henry H Clifford, "United States Census, 1880"

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