Clayton, George Price (July 19, 1854 - November 4, 1936)


George P. Clayton Came Here First in 1882

Douglas Budget - November 12, 1936

Another of the pioneer residents of Converse county passed away Wednesday of last week, when George P. Clayton of Glenrock died. He first saw Wyoming in 1882, when he left Sidney, Neb., for Walla Walla, Wash., and the next year helped trail 10,000 head of cattle back to the territory of Wyoming.

George P. Clayton was born at Monroe, Wis., July 19, 1854. He came west in 1880 and in 1881 was postmaster at Sidney, Neb. He was married to Jennie Sutcliffe at Buffalo, Wyo., March 1, 1885, and they moved to Fetterman to make their home. In 1880 he took up a homestead where now is the Clayton ranch, south of Glenrock.

He is survived by his wife, three sons, Vern, Plin and Earl; two daughters, Irene Hajny and Velma Clayton, and five grandchildren. A brother lives at Monroe, Wis., and a sister at Henrietta, Okla.

Funeral services were held at the Community church in Glenrock last Friday, J.J. McIntyre officiating. Burial was in Glenrock cemetery.


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