John B. Clifford, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of John B. Clifford

JOHN B. CLIFFORD was born in Richland County, Ohio, January 14, 1852, being one of a family of seven, three of whom are dead. His parents were natives of Ireland, his mother being a relative of Curran, the great Irish Barrister. His father was a shoemaker, and remained in Ireland, following his business, until 1848; then he emigrated to America, landing at Quebec. Afterward, he went to Bucyrus, Ohio, and began business as a railroad contractor, which he also established, in about 1854, in Valparaiso, Ind., which he has since continued. John B. Clifford came to Valparaiso with his father and in February 1874, was married to Margaret La Force. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford have a family of four - Minnie, Joseph, John and Margaret, all of whom live at home. For a time after his marriage, Mr. Clifford followed farming; afterward, he began working for the Government at Fort Yates, D. T., which he continued about eighteen months; then returned to Valparaiso, where he now superintends the work-train on the Chicago & Grand Trunk Railroad.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
Page(s) in Source: 281

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