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Charles H. Cliff
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Birth: 1844
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Death: Dec. 22, 1924
Saint Joseph
Buchanan County
Missouri, USA

Pony Express rider. Charles was only seventeen when he was a Pony Express rider. He pulled double duty, riding on alternate days from Saint Joseph, Missouri, to Seneca, Kansas, from May, 1861, until the end of the Pony Express. He frequently covered the eighty miles in only eight hours. Three years after the Pony Express was terminated he was freighting on the plains with a train of nine wagons heading for Denver when it was attacked by Indians at Scott's Bluff. In this fight he received three bullets in his body and twenty-seven more in his clothes. They were besieged for three days by a band of over one hundred Sioux Indians which they held off until the arrival of a larger wagon train. Later, he had a feed and flour store in Saint Joseph. (bio by: GravRidr) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Elizabeth McMahon Cliff (1850 - 1926)*
 
 Children:
  Agnes F Cliff (1868 - 1944)*
  John Oscar Cliff (1871 - 1924)*
  Charles R Cliff (1873 - 1911)*
  Warren J Cliff (1882 - 1947)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Mora Cemetery
Saint Joseph
Buchanan County
Missouri, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Aug 14, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 11779
Charles H. Cliff
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Charles H. Cliff
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 Added: Sep. 28, 2009

- Jennifer Klepees
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