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Andrew Clement "Clement" Ayres
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Birth: Aug. 26, 1886
Brandon
Rutland County
Vermont, USA
Death: Jan. 15, 1968
Basin
Big Horn County
Wyoming, USA

Andrew Clement Ayres was born August 26, 1886 in Brandon, Vermont; the son of William Daniel Button and Sallie Osborne Clay Button. Sallie Osborne Clay came to Wyoming with her son, when Clement was three years old, and he spent most of his life at the home ranch west of Douglas, site of the famed Ayres Natural Bridge which he later donated as a county park. Clement's mother married Alvah Washington Ayers in 1890 in Wyoming. Alvah Ayers then adopted Clement At this time Ayres Natural Bridge Park is a major tourist attraction, as well as the site for numerous gatherings of area residents.

Always interested and active in civic and community affairs, Mr. Ayres helped organize the Wyoming Pioneer Association and to provide the two museums at the State Fairgrounds. Up to the time of his death he expressed deep concern for the welfare of Douglas and Converse County, and wrote many letters to local residents with personal suggestions on ways for improvement and progress.

In 1908 he married Edna M. Howard who preceded him in death in January, 1949. Two children were born to them - Mrs. Joe L. Carmin of Douglas and Alva W. Ayres of East Alton, Illinois.

After his wife's death he sold the ranch and lived for several years at Fort Laramie, spending his last years at Thermopolis and Basin.

Besides his daughter and son, he is survived by five grandchildren, Robert and Kathy Ayres, East Alton, Illinois; Joe Carmin, Jr., Moorcroft, Wyoming; Jim Carmin, Lingle, Wyoming and Mrs. Bruce Richardson, Wilson, Wyoming. Also four great-grandchildren survive.


 
 
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 Parents:
  William Daniel Button (1827 - 1893)
  Sallie Osborn Clay Ayres (1850 - 1911)
 
 Spouse:
  Edna M Howard Ayres (1888 - 1949)
 
 Children:
  Ida May Ayres Carmin (1917 - 2007)*
  Alvah William Ayres (1923 - 1995)*
 
 Siblings:
  Frank Button (1848 - 1864)**
  Frank L. Button (1864 - 1869)**
  Andrew Clement Ayres (1886 - 1968)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Douglas Park Cemetery
Douglas
Converse County
Wyoming, USA
 
Maintained by: David Reese
Originally Created by: Nancy Mayer
Record added: Aug 25, 2008
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Andrew Clement Clement Ayres
Added by: Nancy Mayer
 
Andrew Clement Clement Ayres
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Rest in peace.
- Betty Alberts
 Added: Jul. 12, 2013
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- BrixtonWy
 Added: Jan. 31, 2012
 
 
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