Friday, June 15, 2012

Tom Clifton - W. O. W. Unveiling

 Woodmen Of The World Unveiling Ceremony for Tom Clifton, June 8, 1922

The ceremonies advertised to take place at the cemetery Sunday  afternoon were all carried out in full.  Hon. D. H. Kincheloe of Madisonville delivered the address, Miss Addie Maynard recited in splendid style the poem "Why should the spirit of mortals be proud."  Mrs. Kinchloe sang a solo.

The monument erected to the memory of sovereign Tom Clifton by his wife and the W. O. W. Camp was unveiled with fitting ceremonies. 

The Sturgis Band furnished the music and played many stirring airs during the march and at the cemetery.  Large delegations of sovereigns were here from neighboring camps.

Crittenden Press, May 26, 1910
Death claims Tom Clifton.  Passes away peacefully at his home on Main Street Friday.  He was surrounded by his loving wife and little ones, his dear mother, brothers and sisters and innumerable friends in accordance to God's will.

For several years he had been one of the most popular and valued salesmen of the great Hamilton-Brown Shoe Company, of St. Louis.  He leaves a wife and three sisters to mourn his death.  Mrs. Frank Newcomb, Mrs. Chas. Burke, of Blackford, Ky., Mrs. Cora Charles, of Brazel, Tenn., Miss Nellie Clifton, Louis and Will Clifton, all of Marion.

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