Clifton Elkins (1904 - 1974)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Clifton Elkins’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Clifton so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Clifton’s biography.

Clifton Elkins Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Clifton Elkins and his immediate Elkins family. Add to Clifton Elkins's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Clifton.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Clifton Elkins? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Clifton finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Clifton attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Clifton did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Clifton Elkins is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Clifton's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Clifton's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Clifton a religious man? Add Clifton’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Clifton during various points of his life.

Timeline

1904 - In the year that Clifton Elkins was born, the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

1910 - He was just 6 years old when Angel Island, which is in San Francisco Bay, became the immigration center for Asians entering U.S. It was often referred to as "The Ellis Island of the West". Due to restrictive laws against Chinese immigration, many immigrants spent years on the island.

1911 - By the time he was just 7 years old, the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

1916 - When he was merely 12 years old, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

1974 - In the year of Clifton Elkins's passing, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

Clifton Elkins Family Tree

Who was Clifton’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Clifton’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Clifton's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Clifton Elkins
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Clifton's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Clifton Elkins is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Clifton Elkins died in May 1974 at 69 years old. No cause of death has been entered. He was born on November 6, 1904. We are unaware of information about Clifton's family or relationships. We know that Clifton Elkins had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Memories

What do you remember about Clifton Elkins? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Clifton is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Clifton Elkins

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources