Drewry Clanton Obit

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Drewry Clanton Obit - Lsve's Vlfll Ended (Continued from Page One.)...
Lsve's Vlfll Ended (Continued from Page One.) of re-appointed faculties of and the She' ng high She for high Son A in Clanton came west, making the trip l>y mule team and wagons. He arrived in the vicinity of Htmglown, Placer county, after a six months' journey, and spent a short time in the mines. Later he engaged In freighting from Sacramento to Forest Hill for eighteen months. It was while on a trip through this country for the purpose of buying work oxen that he saw the great possibilities possibilities of Yolo county. , In 1853 he took up a piece of Yolo county land. In the fall of that year, his 1 parents joined him, settling upon the property which their son had homesteaded and given them. Deceased later entered the stock business upon a foothill ranch of twenty-two hundred acres. He met with immediate success, his herd reaching at times the five hundred mark. Later, upon disposing of this foothill ranch, he purchased a half section from his brothers, added to this a quarter section, and purchased one hundred and sixty acres from his father. These transactions made Mr Clanton the owner of a section of veryj of ae on valuable land near. Woodland. He later sold three hundred and twenty acres for the Briggs orchard. Since the year 1S78 Mr. Clanton had lived in ease and comfort at his home on Pendegast Pendegast street. Bariy in his career, on June 7, 1SC8, deceased was married to Margaret Smith, a native of Harrison county, Missouri. She survives. The couple were the parents of six children, of (whom three are living, Mrs. A, W Fox and Mrs. A. T. Criteser of Woodland, Woodland, and Mrs. J. Beers of Sacramento, Mrs. Ada Streeter died several years ago. Mrs. F. E. Mead died, leaving one child, Margaret, who has been cared for by her grandparents. Clarence, the only son, died several years ago, Mr. Clanton was Past Noble Grand of Woodland Lodge, No. Ill, I. O. 0 P., having been an active member Qf the order for many years. As a Christian gentleman and charitable charitable citizen, Mr. Clanton stood to the forefront. Acts of kindness Innumerable Innumerable he performed during his life- ; time, as mere every-day events. Both In his own home and on the outside, his charitable nature was revealed. Deceased served for several terms on the city board of trustees, showing at all times the greatest public spirit. With W. M. Coward he subdivided what Is now Willow Oak Park, opening up that s«ctlon to the wide-awake and progressive farmers who now.cultivate its acres. ' Throughout the county the news i Mr. Clanton's passing will be received 'with regret by his many friends, by and ed est of In whom his worth will Uonalely remembered. ever be affec-

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  1. Woodland Daily Democrat,
  2. 12 Aug 1914, Wed,
  3. Page 8

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