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career of this successful dealer in furniture and house-furnishings at
Oak Park, Sacramento, Cal., is that of the self-made man and as such it
will be found interesting. Archie William Clifton was a native
Californian, born in Amador county, September 4, 1877, a son of Thomas
Joseph. and Alice Nevada (Simmons) Clifton, natives respectively of Ohio
and Nevada. The mother, whose parents came from Pennsylvania, passed
away in Amador county in November, 1911.
was in the public school that Archie William Clifton acquired his
education. After that for some years he was variously employed in coast
towns whose geography ranged from Grant's Pass, Ore., to Los Angeles,
Cal. He had been reared on a farm and carefully instructed by his father
in agricultural affairs, but farming was not congenial and he gave it
up, after which he became interested in learning the furniture business
with the John Brenner Company of Sacramento. He spent three years in
that house and for the next two years was in the employ of the Home
Furniture Company, after which he was given the management of the latter
's iDraneh store at Oak Park, assuming his duties January 1, 1910. Six
months later he bought the establishment and is now engaged in the
general house-furnishing business. His place of business is well
located, his stock is kept up-to-date and his geniality and honest
methods are doing much to increase his business popularity.
June 1, 1907, Mr. Clifton married Miss Jennie Solomonson, of lone, Cal., the daughter of a rancher of that vicinity. They have two children, Henry and Morris Clifton. Mr. Clifton is independent in politics, and is an energetic, patriotic man of much public spirit.
Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011