|Birth: ||Aug. 30, 1835|
|Death: ||Nov. 29, 1921|
1921 Rushville Times
John Knox Richey Clayton was the son of William and Delila Clayton. He was born in PA, Aug 30 1835 and came to Il when very young. He had two brohers, Samuel and Zebulin, both now deceased; two sisters, Mrs. Susan Peak and Mrs Mordica Peak of Creston, IA , also deceased. He was married to Miss Rebeka Miller Clark, July 4, 1855, who passed away forthy years ago. To this union was born four children--one daughter, Mrs Joephine Weaver of Galesburg, IL, Wm E Clayton of Rushville, IL, John M Clayton of Bushnel IL, James Clinton Clayton of Industry, IL
He was also married to Mrs Lucy Burdic at Industry, after which they removed to Grant City, MO, where he resided for a number of years until the death of his wife Aug 1917, when he returned to Galesburg IL to live with his daughter, Mrs Josephine Weaver, who so faithfully and tenderly cared for him until he fell asleep in Jesus arms. He was a member of the Christian church at Grant City, MO. At the time of his death he was eighty six yrs old and was very feeble for the last few years. His life seemed to slip away each day, growing weaker and on Nov 24, 1921, he suffered a slight paraletic stroke from which he never rallied, and on Nov 29th five days later at 11:45 o'clock he passed away.
He is survived by four childen, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was a kind and loving husband and father, a kind neighbor and respected by all who know him.
His remains were taken to Rushville IL where funeral services were held at the Christian church, and was layed at rest in the Rushville cemetery.
Card of Thanks: We wish to thank our friends for their assistance and sympathy, also the minister of the Christian church, Rev Snyder, for reading the comforting words of God, also the singers and pall bearers. Children and Grandchildren.
James Clinton Clayton (1872 - 1945)*
Rushville City Cemetery
Created by: Hume Family by MSB
Record added: Dec 19, 2009
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