Ernest Clarence Clayton

9 August 1903–9 April 1997 (Age 93)
Provo Bench, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Ernest Clarence

When Ernest Clarence Clayton was born on 9 August 1903, in Provo Bench, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Clarence Leroy Clayton, was 25 and his mother, Stena Johanna Fugal, was 20. He married Olita Melville on 25 June 1930, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Utah, United States for about 102 years. He died on 9 April 1997, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ernest Clarence Clayton
Olita Melville
Marriage: 25 June 1930
James Leroy Clayton
Elwood Melville Clayton
Beverly Clayton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 June 1930Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
    1908 · The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot
    Age 5
    Being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot dates to the more prosperous era in the history of American railroad travel. Originally called the Union Station, it was jointly constructed by the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroads and the Oregon Short Line. The platforms behind the station ran north-to-south, parallel to the first main line built in the Salt Lake Valley. When Amtrak was formed in 1971, it took over the passenger services at the station, but all trains were moved to the Rio Grande station after it joined Amtrak. In January 2006, The Depot was opened as a shopping center that housed shops, restaurants and music venues.
    1928 · The Tower Theater
    Age 25
    The Tower Theatre is a historic film theater operated by the Salt Lake Film Society. The theater presents independent films and is a venue for the Sundance Film Festival. It also presents classic films on occasional weekends and hosts a movie-rental library for those that want to expand their cinematic knowledge.

    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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    Story Highlight


    This is a letter written by Stena Johanna Fugal Clayton (Later, Christensen) to her brother, Niels Fugal, who was on a mission to Sweden (Scandinavian). She writes about the happenings in town. Niel …

    Sources (58)

    • Ernest Clorence Clayton, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Ernest Clarence Clayton, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Ernest Clarence Clayton, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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