Jul. 17, 1887 Arlington Shelby County Tennessee, USA
Mar. 3, 1960 Chattanooga Hamilton County Tennessee, USA
Bill Claiborne was born to Confederate Veteran John Alexander Claiborne (1844-1918) and Elizabeth Adelaide (Taylor) Claiborne of Haywood County, Tennessee(1845-1895),who married in Brownsville 16 December 1866. They started their family in Arlington, Shelby County, and William Anthony Claiborne was their youngest child. He attended Mississippi A&M in Starkville, Mississippi. He then joined the U.S. Army 1917 and was sent to Morton, Washington to cut trees in the Mount St. Helens area for aircraft material. He was stationed at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia when he met Lottie Lyle through the Methodist Church, and they married in Chattanooga April 2, 1923. He was a plumber and pipe fitter by trade, and worked on the Rock Island project in Center Hill Tennessee, and then the Ocoee Dam. He and Lottie's first son died in infancy; their son Jefferson Lyle Claiborne was born January 8, 1928. The widowed William Claiborne lived with his son in his last years.