Alpha Myrtle Karns

Brief Life History of Alpha Myrtle

When Alpha Myrtle Karns was born on 5 October 1892, in Arkansas, United States, her father, William Henry Karnes, was 25 and her mother, Minnie Magdalene Davis, was 18. She married William Clarence Clift on 13 February 1910, in Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Tonkawa Township, Caddo, Oklahoma, United States in 1930 and North Cement Township, Caddo, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. She died on 2 February 1972, in Cement, Caddo, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Cement, Caddo, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Clarence Clift
1888–1988
Alpha Myrtle Karns
1892–1972
Marriage: 13 February 1910
Earl Lee Clift
1910–1985
Hazel Ruth Clift
1913–2009
Mayme Marie Clift
1915–2000
Ola Clift
1917–2006
Iva Clift
1918–1998
Zelina Lorene Clift
1920–1922
William Wayne Clift
1923–2001
Glen Clift
1926–2022
Doris Imogene Clift
1928–2006
Wilma Dene Clift
1930–2011
Irma Pauline Clift
1933–2022

Sources (15)

  • Alpha Myrtle Clift, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Alpha M Karnes, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
  • Alpha Myrtle Clift, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Kearns .

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

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