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The 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.

It 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. 

History of Sacramento County, California
Biographical Sketches of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With Its Growth and Development from the Early Days to the Present
History By: William L. Willis
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, California (1913)

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011