John Francis Clayton

Brief Life History of John Francis

When John Francis Clayton was born on 3 October 1845, in Grant, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Peter Clayton, was 24 and his mother, Françoise "Frances" Mero, was 19. He married Alice Jane Crooks on 3 October 1869, in Clifton, Grant, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Walnut Township, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Walnut, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1945. He died on 26 August 1925, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Francis Clayton
1845–1925
Alice Jane Crooks
1848–1920
Marriage: 3 October 1869
John Francis "Frank" Clayton
1872–1953
William Arthur Clayton
1873–
Janette Addie Clayton
1875–1951
James Eli Clayton
1878–1891
Charles Peter Clayton
1880–1951
Alice Belle Clayton
1881–1938
Harry Clayton
1884–1962
Arch Clayton
1885–1945
Elizabeth "Bessie" Clayton
1888–1963
Samuel B. Clayton
1891–1918

Sources (36)

  • J L Clayton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John F. Clayton, "Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930"
  • John F Clayton, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

World Events (8)

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1846

Historical Boundaries: 1846: Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Iowa, United States 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

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

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

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