Clayton, Ernest Mayer (July 8, 1883 - May 7, 1958)
Funeral Services held Friday for
Unknown - May 15, 1958Funeral services for Ernest Clayton, who died May 7, after several weeks confinement in the Douglas Hospital, were held last Friday from the Christ Episcopal church, of which he was a member, at 10:30 o'clock. The Reverend F.O. Miller, rector, officiated.
Mr. Clayton had been ill for the past year and half, and would have been 75 years of age this coming July.
He was born in Beaver Falls, Pa., July 8, 1883, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James F. Clayton. The family moved to Idaho Springs, Colo., where he spent his early manhood. He graduated in 1903 from the Idaho Springs High School where he was the leading trackman.
He latter attended the University of Colorado, and was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. While at the University he excelled in the pole vault, and possessed the gold Whitley medal for first in the Pentathlon in 1904.
On June 2, 1909, he was united in marriage to Mamie Hardee King at the Chapter House of St. John's Cathedral in Denver. To this union a son and three daughters were born.
Mr. Clayton had been a resident of Douglas for 41 years, and was engaged in the electrician contracting business.
His son, John, preceded him in death. Left to mourn his passing are his wife, Mamie and daughters; Mrs. Don Marmaduke of Denver; Mrs. Vern Knisely and Mrs. Albert Clough of Douglas. There are eight grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. John B. Ague, Beaver Falls, Pa.; a brother, Albert H. Clayton of Corona, Calif., and six nieces and one nephew.
Pallbearers were R.J. Ditzler, Mort Peters, Lee Davis, Otto Bolln, Russell Rohlff and Ben LeVasseur. Honorary pallbearers include Henry Reese, Sr., H.B. Gardner, J.S. Ward, Otto Rohlff, William Canaday, Sam Morvee and Charles Clark.
The ESA Soroity served dinner at the Knisely home following the services.