Mable Clifford 12 years
[By Glen Villa Jr., Last Revised July 17, 2011]

Mabel was born May 1, 1904, to Lizzie Smith and Selim Clifford. Selim Clifford was the brother or half-brother to Albert, Jess, George and Minnie Clifford.

Mabel’s father, Selim Clifford, was killed on November 5, 1905 near Sloughhouse, California.

In 1905-1906, Mabel Clifford appears on the census conducted by C.E. Kelsey as one of the children of George Clifford, wife and 3 children living in Union of Amador County without land.

In 1910, Mabel was residing with George and Lizzie Clifford in Township 2 Ione. Mabel was born near Ione as were both of her parents.

In 1917, Mabel Clifford was attending the Jackson Valley School. When Dan Gainor was interviewed by Edward Gifford in December of 1917, Dan talked about Mabel stating “Clifford’s girl gets sick because her parents won’t let her dance.”

By 1924, Mabel Clifford married Alfred Walloupe, an Indian from the Omo Ranch and Mount Aukum areas. Alfred and Mabel had five children, two girls and three boys. The oldest was born in 1924 and the youngest was born in 1936.

In 1930, Mabel Clifford was living with her husband Alfred Walloupe in Township 2, Ione, of Amador County. Mabel and Alfred had 3children at the time. In 1930, Mabel Walloupe was listed in the South Ione Precinct of the Index to Registration Affidavits Amador County. Mabel was a housewife and was Republican affiliation.

In 1934, Mrs. Mabel Walloupe was listed in the South Ione Precinct of the Index to Registration Affidavits Amador County. Mabel was a housewife and Republican affiliation.

On September 30, 1934 Mabel and Alfred Walloupe’s children were attending the Jackson Valley School.

In 1938 and 1940, Mrs. Mabel Walloupe was listed in the South Ione Precinct of the Index to Registration Affidavits Amador County. Mabel was a housewife and Republican affiliation.

Also in 1940, Mrs. Mabel Walloupe was listed in the West Ione Precinct of the Index to Registration Affidavits Amador County. Mabel was a housewife and Republican affiliation. This appearance of Mabel occurs in the supplemental index, indicating Mabel moved to the West portion of Ione during 1940. In 1942 and 1944, Mrs. Mabel Walloupe was listed in the South Ione Precinct of the Index to Registration Affidavits Amador County. Mabel was a housewife and Republican affiliation.

Mabel was an informant to Catherine Callaghan for the publication of the Plains Miwok Dictionary in 1984. In the 1990’s, Mabel worked with linguist Suzanne Wash to record and preserve as much of the Plains Miwok Language as possible.

Mabel Clifford Walloupe died on December 12, 1999 and was buried in the Ione Public Cemetery.

Articles Concerning Mable Clifford

NARA RG 75 Digger Agency Tribal Census 1917 Box #1 Series 1, 2, 3
George Darrow attending Aetna
Pearl Alcalda Jackson Valley
Mabel Clifford Jackson Valley