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From: annie <>
Subject: [ARCLAY-L] Jerome "Red" Gilbert Clayton
Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2000 12:17:43 -0700
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Notes for JEROME "RED" GILBERT CLAYTON:
Jerome was the only one of the Clayton children to remain in Paragould,
Arkansas. He completed six years of school at Rector, Arkansas, and when
he turned 19, Red enlisted in the Army. Honorably discharged as Sargent
in July, 1919, from Company L, 153rd Infantry, he served one year in combat
in France during WWI. When he was discharged he joined his family in Paragould,
where he went to work at Wrape's Mill. He worked there almost thirty years
as a saw filer, losing a finger to the saw. When the mill closed, he took
a job at National Cooperage Company, in Memphis, Tennessee, working there
five years, until he died December 24, 1955, at age 57.
Soon after Jerome joined his family in Paragould, he met a pretty Catholic
girl, Catherine Frances Beising. Four years later, on Jan 10, 1924, they
were married at St Mary's Church in Paragould.
Catherine "Katie" was born November 26, 1904, in Paragould to Frank Joseph
Beising and Iola M Flora Beising. Frank was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in
1856 to German immigrants. Ola was born in 1877 in St Joseph, Missouri
to John and Martha Miller Flora, natives of Missouri and Indiana. Catherine's
brother, Edward Joseph, was born in Paragould in 1901.
All of Catherine and Jerome's children were born at home in Paragould.
The family lived in several locations around Paragould before buying a
home on Bard Road in 1939 for $350, paying for it with $20 monthly payments.
(Betty Clayton, Paragould, Arkansas)
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