Jess Clifford 25 years old
[By Glen Villa Jr., Last Revised July 17, 2011]

Jess Clifford was born in 1893 (1900 Census) or May 25, 1891 (1928 BIA). Jess was the son of Jim (Poker) and Maryanna. According to his application for enrollment with the Bureau of Indian affairs in 1928, Jess Clifford was a full brother to Albert Clifford and a ½ brother to George Clifford.

In 1900, Jess or Jesse Clifford was residing in Township 2, Amador County, with his brother-in-law Louis Alcalde. Jess Clifford was 7 years old at the time, indicating a birth year of 1893.

In 1910, Jess Clifford was attending the Carson Indian School in Nevada.

In 1916, Jesse Clifford was listed in the West Ione Precinct of the Supplement #1 Index to Registration Affidavits.

Sometime during World War I, Jess Clifford served for the United States Army.

Jess Clifford married Lulu Howdy, the daughter of Sam and Betty Howdy. Jess and Lulu had three sons, Richard, Roy and Jim.

On June 5, 1917, Jesse Clifford registered for the Draft. According to the selective service records, Jesse was born October 29, 1890 in Ione. Jesse was employed as a farm laborer by the Ione Coal and Iron Co. in Ione. Jesse was described as medium height, medium build, dark eyes and black hair. Jesse’s home was in Ione.

On November 1, 1933, Jess Clifford’s sons Richard and Roy were attending the Union Grammar school in the Ione area.

On March 13, 1934, Jess Clifford’s sons Richard and Roy were attending the Union Grammar school in the Ione area.

On September 30, 1934, Jess Clifford’s sons Richard and Roy were attending the Union Grammar school.

Jess Clifford died on April 26, 1945 in Colusa, California and was buried in the Buena Vista Indian Cemetery.

Articles Concerning Jess Clifford

Colusa Sun-Herald
April 26,1945 Indian, World War Veteran, Passes at 55
Jesse Clifford, 55, Indian native of California, died at 10:30 this morning in Colusa Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since April 16th. He had previously undergone treatment in Memorial Hospital and was brought back there again when his condition became critical.

For many years he was employed on the Burr H. Mitchell ranch.

Clifford was a veteran of World War I and had many friends here.

A niece, Mrs. Pearl Hansen of Placer county, survives.

J. D. McNary & Son are in charge of funeral arrangements.

Colusa Sun-Herald
April 27, 1945
War Veteran Laid to Rest
Funeral services for Jesse Clifford, 55, who died yesterday in Colusa Memorial Hospital, were held at 11 o’clock this morning in McNary’s Memorial Chapel with interment following in Ione cemetery.

Clifford is survived by two brothers, George Clifford of Ione and Albert Clifford of Colusa.

He was corporal of Company H, 31st Infantry, U.S. Army, in World War I and served a year and a half in Siberia.

For a number of years he had been employed on the Burr H. Mitchell ranch.