Clifton Family


This page is dedicated to the ancestors and descendants of John Lumby Clifton & Elizabeth Burnham


Standing: Charles Gasche; Vernadine Vaughan, Bob Estel (son of Mabel Clifton Estel), Genevieve Clifton (daughter of John); kneeling Geraldine Vaughan, Helen Clifton (daughter of Harold), Evelyn Clifton (John); sitting Aletha Vaughan, Ralph Vaughan, Mary Vaughan, Archie Vaughan, Marie Rasmussen (daughter of Helen Clifton Rasmussen). Vaughans are all children of Kenneth and Marjorie Clifton Vaughan. About 1928-1929. Except for Charles, these are grandchildren of William and Aletha Gasche Clifton


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John Lumby Clifton Elizabeth Burnham Clifton William David Clifton  

John Lumby Clifton


John Lumby Clifton was born at Donington, Lincolnshire, England, March 21, 1821, and died June 2, 1904, aged 83 years, 2 months, 12 days.

He came to America in 1852 and settled in Sandusky County OH where he engaged in the meat market business. In the same year, he was married to Elizabeth Burnham, who departed this life September 22, 1898. To this union were born nine children; three sons and six daughters, two daughters dying in infancy.

He moved from Sandusky County to Wood County in 1860, where he commenced farm life with a capitol of $20. From there he moved to Henry County in 1877 and settled on the farm where he has since resided. Funeral services were held from the U.B. church conducted by the pastor, Revered G.H. Wolcott. Burial in the Kline cemetery. A very large congregation gathered to pay their last respects to their neighbor and friend.

NOTE: Elizabeth's obituary says married in 1856


Elizabeth Burnham Clifton


Clifton: Died, Thursday morning, September 22, 1898, at her home in Freedom township, Henry County OH, Mrs. J. L. Clifton, after an illness of over two years. She passed peacefully and gently away surrounded by her family, to whom her loss is doubly sad.

Elizabeth L. Burnham was born in Wisbeck, England, August 16, 1830, and was 68 years, 1 month and 6 days old. She came to America in 1852, and was married to J. L. Clifton in 1856. She was the mother of nine children, two dying in infancy. She leaves an aged husband, seven children, fourteen grandchildren, four brothers and one sister, with many other relatives and friends to mourn her demise. Mother Clifton was a kind neighbor, respected by all who knew her. The remains were followed to the cemetery by a large concourse of sorrowing friends. Mrs. Clifton's former home was near Bowling Green, Wood County, where she resided for over twenty years.


William David Clifton

William David Clifton was born and lived all his life in Fulton County Ohio. He married Emma Aletha Gasche in 1892, and they became the parents of five children, all of whom lived to old age. He was engaged in farming most of his life. 

The children were: 

John Lowell Clifton, born April 02, 1893; married Florence Fauble; died April 02, 1978

Mabel June Clifton, born June 17, 1894; married Frank Lawrence Estel; died July 27, 1985

Harold G. Clifton, born June 01, 1897; married Marjorie Holton; died February 09, 1954

Margerie Clifton, born August 07, 1898; married Kenneth Vaughan; died March 14, 1986

Helen Clifton, born October 16, 1904; married Andrew Rasmussen; died March 1987

Click here to read William's obituary. Click here to read Aletha's obituary.


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William David Clifton   Emma Aletha Gasche
Family Group Sheets
John Lumby Clifton & Elizabeth Burnham William David Clifton & Emma Aetha Gasche Harold Clifton & Marjorie Holton
John Clifton & Florence Fauble Marjorie Clifton & Kenneth Vaughan Mabel Clifton & Frank Estel
Helen Clifton & Andrew Rasmussen  George Gasche & Esther Ann Dickason  
Descendent Charts
John Clifton & Sarah John T. Clifton & Jane Lumby William David Clifton & Emma Aletha Gasche
Helen Clifton & Andrew Rasmussen John Lowell Clifton & Florence Fauble Mabel June Clifton & Frank Lawrence Estel
Harold Clifton & Marjorie Holton   Marjorie Clifton & Kenneth Vaughan
John Lumby & Elizabeth Burnham Clifton family John Lumby Clifton (1821-1904) Elizabeth Burnham Clifton (1830-1898)
John Lumby & Elizabeth Burnham Clifton family (click here for identification) John Lumby Clifton (1821-1904) Elizabeth Burnham Clifton (1830-1898)
George W & Esther Dickason Gasche William Clifton, age 9 (about 1877) William Clifton, age 18
George W & Esther Dickason Gasche (parents of Aletha Gasche Clifton) William Clifton, age 9 (about 1877) William Clifton, age 18
Russell Gasche, George Gasche, Harold Clifton, Mabel Clifton Estel, Lloyd Shad at “Uncle Louis' House at Grandpa Gasche’s” Russell Gasche, Floy Dickason, Annette Dickason, Aletha Gasche Clifton, William Clifton 1940 Clifton family: (back) Marjorie, Mabel, John, Helen; (front) William, Aletha (Gashe), Harold
Standing: Charles Gasche; Vernadine Vaughan, Bob Estel, Genevieve Clifton; kneeling Geraldine Vaughan, Helen Clifton, Evelyn Clifton; sitting Aletha Vaughan, Ralph Vaughan, Mary Vaughan, Archie Vaughan, Marie Rasmussen, about 1928-1929 Helen, Marjorie, Harold, Mabel, John, Aletha and William David Clifton, probably 1940 Standing Esther Dickson Gasche, her daughter Aletha Gasche Clifton, Esther’’s son Russell Gasche, Aletha’s husband William; seated Harold, John, Margie & Mabel Clifton
William D & Emma Aletha Gasche Clifton, April 10, 1938 at Aunt Helen's William Clifton and the corn harvest William David Clifton
Emma Aletha Gashe Clifton George W. Gasche Russell, George W. Gasche, Aletha Gasche Clifton, about 1925
Frank & Mabel Clifton Estel, wedding photo, November 26, 1913 Andrew and Helen Clifton Rasmussen, 33rd wedding anniversary, March 10, 1962 Kenneth & Marjorie Clifton Vaughan 1944
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