Henry "Harry" Clifford

21 February 1856–16 August 1935 (Age 79)
Forest Green, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Henry "Harry"

When Henry "Harry" Clifford was born on 21 February 1856, in Forest Green, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Clifford I, was 23 and his mother, Ann Clayfield, was 23. He married Eliza Ellen Sheen on 24 July 1877, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Pearce, Cochise, Arizona, United States for about 10 years and Utah, United States in 1935. He registered for military service in 1894. He died on 16 August 1935, in Safford, Graham, Arizona, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Safford, Graham, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry "Harry" Clifford
Eliza Ellen Sheen
Marriage: 24 July 1877
Mary Ellen Clifford
Henry Clifford Jr.
Henry Clifford
Pearl Clifford
Cloa Clifford
Anne Eliza Clifford
Annie Clifford
Calvin Clifford
Calvin Robert Clifford
Gilbert Clifford
Fred Clifford
Alvin Clifford
Alvin Roger Clifford
Matilda Jane Clifford
Clarence Clifford

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 July 1877Payson, Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 7
    Arizona Territory
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 25
    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 and Irish: habitational name from any of various places called Clifford in Devon, Gloucestershire, and Yorkshire, and in particular Herefordshire. The placename is derived from Old English clif ‘slope’ + ford ‘ford’.Irish: adoption of the name in 1 above as Anglicization of several Irish names, especially Ó Clúmháin ‘descendant of Clúmhán’, which was the surname of an ecclesiastical family in Sligo and can be traced back to the 12th century. The personal name meant ‘little hairy one’, a diminutive of Irish clúmach ‘hairy’, from clúmh ‘feathers, plumage, down; hair or fur’. Clifford was also adopted for Coleman and in Fermanagh for Crifferty, Clifferty, and Cliffordy, which are Anglicized forms of Mac Raibheartaigh (compare Rafferty ).History: A powerful Anglo-Norman family of this name in England and Ireland trace their descent from Walter de Clifford, who took the name from Clifford (Castle) in Herefordshire in the 12th century, after acquiring the Clifford barony by marriage.

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

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    History of Henry Clifford II and Eliza Ellen Sheen Clifford

    History of HENRY (HARRY) CLIFFORD II and ELIZA ELLEN SHEEN CLIFFORD This is taken from the notes Sam Clifford (grandson of Harry Clifford) and his wife Charlotte gave to me (Helen Clifford Pace). …

    Sources (30)

    • Henry Cllifford in entry for Matilda Jane Cllifford, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
    • Henry C Reed in household of Ann Reed, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Henry Clifford in entry for Clarence Clifford, "Arizona, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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