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 Charles H. Cliff

Charles H. Cliff

Birth
St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Death 22 Dec 1924 (aged 79–80)
Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 11779 · View Source
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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.

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  • Added: 14 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11779
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles H. Cliff (1844–22 Dec 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11779, citing Mount Mora Cemetery, Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .