Daisy Clifford & Tillie Richardson


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Daisy [Daisey] Belle (Dayton) Clifford (b. 1880 - d. 1966) was born August 16, 1880, in Chapin, Illinois. She was the daughter of John Dayton, born in Illinois in 1851, and Margarett Wilson Dayton, born in Illinois in 1849.

Daisy moved to Prescott, Arizona around 1900. She was a very popular lady in Prescott who worked as a clerk in the legislature. Her marriage in Prescott to Alva Bertram "Burt" Clifford, also of Prescott, occurred on March 20, 1905. Burt was employed by Goldwater Brothers and D. Levy and Company. They had no children. They moved from Prescott to Los Angeles in 1907.

Daisy died in 1966 and is buried at Paso Robles District Cemetery in Paso Robles, California.

Handwriting on back of photo reads: "On left, Daisy (Dayton) Clifford, Tillie (Elsner) Richardson."

Sources: Weekly Journal Miner March 22, 1905; US Census 1910.

Tillie (Elsner) Richardson (b. 1884 - d.?) was born in 1884 in Arkansas. Both of her parents were born in Germany. Tillie married Allen John Richardson. They had a son, Allen John Richardson, Jr. Tillie's name is listed as Gyllis Elizabeth Elsner on her son's birth certificate.

Her husband, Allen John Richardson, died on June 12, 1941 and is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.

Sources: US Census 1910; Arizona Births and Christenings 1909-1917; findagrave.com


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