James Perry Clayton

4 July 1895–1 December 1972 (Age 77)
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of James Perry

When James Perry Clayton was born on 4 July 1895, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, James Clayton, was 21 and his mother, Viola Arvilla Perry, was 18. He married Donna Elvira Snyder on 5 September 1918, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1918. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 1 December 1972, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Larkin Sunset Gardens, Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Perry Clayton
Donna Elvira Snyder
Marriage: 5 September 1918
Keith Snyder Clayton
James Dean Clayton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 September 1918Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 1
    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.
    1896 · Utah becomes a state
    Age 1
    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 21
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    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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    Sources (44)

    • James Perry Clayton, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • James Perry Clayton, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • James P Clayton in entry for James Dean Clayton, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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