Edith Arvella Clifford

Female3 June 1911–10 July 2002

Brief Life History of Edith Arvella

When Edith Arvella Clifford was born on 3 June 1911, in Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States, her father, Thomas Holman Clifford Sr, was 30 and her mother, Edith Matilda Burch, was 33. She married Sixtus Ellis Johnson on 23 August 1934, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 10 July 2002, in Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Henrieville, Garfield, Utah, United States.

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Sixtus Ellis Johnson
Edith Arvella Clifford
Marriage: 23 August 1934
Donald Keith Johnson
Kenneth Rey Johnson
Norma Ruth Johnson

Sources (29)

  • Edith Orvilla Clifford in household of Thomas Holman Clifford, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Edith Arvella Clifford, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Edith Clifford in entry for James Burch Clifford, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 August 1934Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1912 · The Girl Scouts

    Age 1

    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    1914 · Governor William Spry visits Panguitch

    Age 3

    Governor William Spry visited Panguitch after the dam at Hatch broke and flooded some of the area.

    1935 · The FBI is Established

    Age 24

    The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

    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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