|Birth: ||Jul. 23, 1855|
|Death: ||Dec. 30, 1914|
Born in Upper Alton, Madison Co. IL. Died in Douglas, Converse Co. WY.
Article in True West Magazine, Dec. 1963, pg 32, and in various Casper, Glenrock and Douglas newspapers. Mentioned several times in "Lin McLean" by writer Owen Wister. Home steaded Clayton Community of 1240 acres 7 miles from Glenrock.
Rode with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, 1884-1886.
Obituary from Douglas Enterprise 5 Jan. 1915.
THOMAS S. CLAYTON PASSES AWAY
Thomas S. Clayton, an account of whose operation was in our last issue, died on Wednesday night at the Douglas hospital. Gangrene followed his exposure to the freezing weather which necessitated the removal of both feet, the patient being unable to withstand the ravages of the same. It was proposed to amputate his fingers, but his condition was such it was deemed unwise to attempt it. Surrounded by his family he passed away, the body being taken to Glenrock the following day for internment.
Probably no man was so widely known throughout this section as the deceased, who because of an affliction for many years of St. Vitus' dance, was known by the sobriquet "Jerky Bill". Owning a good ranch near Glenrock he was the father of a large family of children, all of whom are among the most highly respected citizens of that community, his wife always ministering to his wants under very discouraging circumstances, but loyal to the end. Handicapped as he was Clayton is entitled to much sympathy for his shortcomings, sufferer as he was and almost helpless. With his taking passes one of the pioneers of the state.
Charles T Clayton (1831 - 1909)
Drusilla M Stafford Clayton (1834 - 1870)
Alice Caroline Young Clayton (1864 - 1927)
Charles Philip Clayton (1888 - 1968)*
Mary Drucilla Clayton Wells (1889 - 1972)*
Addie Caroline Clayton Abadie (1892 - 1978)*
Robert Carey Clayton (1899 - 1931)*
Created by: Bailey Wells
Record added: Dec 06, 2007
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