Wilfrid James Cliffe

31 August 1896–24 December 1948 (Age 52)
Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Wilfrid James

When Wilfrid James Cliffe was born on 31 August 1896, in Bartonville, Hamilton, Hamilton-Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, his father, James Conrad Hotrum, was 37 and his mother, Mary Anne Cochran, was 26. He married Ethel Frances Sparry on 4 February 1922, in Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He immigrated to Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States in 1924. He died on 24 December 1948, in Bartonville, Hamilton, Hamilton-Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 52, and was buried in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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Wilfrid James Cliffe
Ethel Frances Sparry
Marriage: 4 February 1922
Frederick Walter Cliffe

Spouse and Children

4 February 1922
Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada


    Frederick Walter Cliffe


Parents and Siblings

    James Conrad Hotrum


    Mary Anne Cochran




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 4

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 14

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Cliff .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Wilfred James Cliffe, "New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902-1956"
  • Wilfrid James Cliffe, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Wilfrid James Cliffe, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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