John Clifton

John O Clifton (1872 - 1936)

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John O Clifton
Born in Bledsoe, TNmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Dayton, Rhea, TNmap
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Son of Robert Clifton and Virginia B. "Ginnie" (Hale) Clifton.

Brother of Charles R. "Charlie" Clifton, Lassie Cornelia (Clifton) Allison, Leonard Franklin "Frank" Clifton, William Worth "Will" Clifton, Bertha E. (Clifton) [Bell] Scarbrough, and two unknown siblings.

Husband of:

1. Eliza (Unknown) Clifton.

Their children:

Lester Ray Clifton and Nora (Clifton) [Smith] [Panter] Unknown.

2. Minnie L. (Keener) [Unknown] Clifton.

Their children:

Herman W. Clifton, Roscoe Lee "Ross" Clifton, Cleo E. (Clifton) Holland, and John Max Clifton.

John O. Clifton died at the age of 64 from a gunshot wound in his abdomen. His death was ruled a homicide. John was a Constable in Bledsoe County, Tennessee. He got into a gunfight with another Bledsoe Constable in downtown Pikeville. John received a gunshot wound during this fight, and was transported to Thomison's Hospital in Dayton Tennessee, where he died during surgery.

On the Certificate of Death, John O. Clifton is listed as a widower, with Minnie Clifton listed as his deceased wife. His primary residence was Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

1920 US Census - Tennessee, Bledsoe County, Civil District 2

Clifton, John, head, age 47, teamster at saw mill
Clifton, Minnie L., wife, age 36
Clifton, Herman W., son, age 16
Clifton, Rosco L., son, age 14
Clifton, Cleo, daughter, age 5
Clifton, John M., son, age 1 9/12
Clifton, Clarence C, grand son, age 2 11/12


  • Family Records
  • Newspaper Article
  • Tennessee Certificate of Death
  • 1920 US Census

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Death of John O Clifton
Death of John O Clifton

Cemetery Headstone - John O. Clifton
Cemetery Headstone - John O. Clifton

John O. Clifton
John O. Clifton

Tennessee Certificate of Death
Tennessee Certificate of Death

US Census - 1920 - Bledsoe County, Tennessee
US Census - 1920 - Bledsoe County, Tennessee


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