Inez Pauline Clifton

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Inez Pauline Clifton (Gates)

Also Known As: "Mom", "Grandma"
Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Meade, Kansas, United States
Death: December 26, 2001 (81)
DeKalb, DeKalb, Illinois, United States
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Daughter of Frank Eakin Gates and Louise Gates (Moore)
Ex-wife of Silas Wayne Clifton
Mother of Private User; Private; Private User; Private User; Kent Kevin Clifton and 1 other

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About Inez Pauline Clifton

Inez was an orphan at age 8. Her mother died when she was about 1 week old. Her father, a gambler, was murdered in San Diego when she was 8. She went to live with an aunt and uncle in Meade, KS until she was 16. She then lived with her maternal grandparents in Ft. Dodge, KS.

Inez broke her back falling off a horse when she was living with her aunt and uncle; she was told she'd never walk again. She was determined that she would walk again, and she did. She was then told she would never be able to have children because of this accident. It took some medical help, but she had 6 children.

She worked as a civilian for the U.S. Army in Baton Rouge, LA during WWII. Later in life, she worked for the Registration and Records Office at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL.

Si and Inez were first married in 1941 in Dodge City, KS. They divorced on 7/1/44. They later remarried and had 6 children. Si and Inez were divorced, for the 2nd and last time, on 7/26/77, at the courthouse in Sycamore, IL.

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August 26, 1920
Meade, Kansas, United States