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Clifford W James
Birth: Mar. 10, 1921
Death: Jul. 3, 2000

Clifford James, my Mother's Uncle, was a farmer who never married and had no children.

He was red haired with a ruddy completion and had a hair-triggered, hot temper that matched his appearance. He smoked Chesterfield's (smelled like burning saw dust) and occasionally hand rolled cigarettes (Prince Albert) and enjoyed fishing, deer hunting and trapping. He loved animals (had a hound named Sport that had a temper that matched his; also had a quail named Bob that he found in one of his leg-hold traps - almost froze to death with a shattered leg - amputated the leg, carved Bob a wooden leg that matched so well, Bob could run on it, and he stayed Clifford's pet until he died of old age.....I remember him running on the porch and staying around Uncle Clifford whenever I visited Dawt, Missouri).

He lost his left arm (just below the elbow) to a hay baler, self applied a tourniquet, & drove his pick-up home to get help and a trip to the hospital. Uncle Clifford never wore a prosthetic, and never allowed the handicap to affect his life or work.

Everything about Uncle Clifford reflected toughness and he came from a family of Ozark country people who were as independent, hard-working and honest as could be - I often think of them when I reflect on the best qualities of an American.

CAUSE OF DEATH: Cancer

LIFE: 79 Years, 3 Months, 23 Days 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Anthony James (1882 - 1959)
  Della Martha Hodgson James (1891 - 1979)
 
 Siblings:
  Jewell Violet James Griffin (1914 - 2002)*
  Clifford W James (1921 - 2000)
  Vanton D. James (1927 - 1994)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
James Cemetery
Tecumseh
Ozark County
Missouri, USA
 
Maintained by: Rick
Originally Created by: Randy Adams
Record added: May 18, 2009
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Clifford W James
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God bless you on this cool, damp summer morning. Caleb is close to getting his restricted driver license and starts 10th grade in a few weeks. He's growing up quick. Rest in Peace, Uncle Clifford.
- Rick
 Added: Jul. 23, 2016

- Robert Duran ~
 Added: Jul. 22, 2016
God bless you on Independence Day (belated). Rest in Peace.
- Rick
 Added: Jul. 8, 2016
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