James Clifford Egelston

5 June 1897–6 May 1974 (Age 76)
Glencoe, Gallatin, Kentucky, United States

The Life of James Clifford

When James Clifford Egelston was born on 5 June 1897, in Glencoe, Gallatin, Kentucky, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Egelston, was 37 and his mother, Katherine Kenney, was 29. He married Hazel Elizabeth Grant about 1922, in Lakeland, Polk, Florida, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 36, Hillsborough, Florida, United States in 1940 and Hillsborough, Florida, United States in 1945. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 6 May 1974, in Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Clifford Egelston
Hazel Elizabeth Grant
Marriage: about 1922
Ann Kelley Eggleston
Jimmie Louise Egelston
Benjamin Franklin Egelston

Spouse and Children

about 1922
Lakeland, Polk, Florida, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Franklin Egelston





World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War

Age 1

Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 21

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

Spelling variant of Eggleston .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James P Egleston, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James C Eggleston, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Egelston in household of Ben F Egelston, "United States Census, 1910"

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