Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens
Lawrence County Pennsylvania 1897


[p. 324] chemist for the Shenango Valley Steel Co., was born in New Castle, Jan. 22, 1868, and is a son of Warren Clifton and grandson of Joseph H. Clifton. Our subject's grandfather was born in Boston, where he was reared and educated, and where he lived until after his marriage, working in the woolen mills. When he came to New Castle, he built a mill, and engaged in the manufacture of woolen goods; after several years he sold his milling property, and moved the machinery to Weston, West Virginia, where he again bought land and water-power, and erected a mill, and once more engaged in the same business, following it the remainder of his life. He also devoted no small attention to sheep-raising. He died at the age of seventy-nine years. His wife, Hannah Brown of Boston, lived to be seventy-four years old. They reared seven children in order and name as follows: Joseph; Warren; Frank; Richard; Ella; Ann (Barrett); and Abbie (Hershman).

Warren Clifton, father of Warren R., was born in Boston, Mass., but his boyhood days were spent in New Castle. He married, soon after becoming of age, Susanna Cartright, daughter of Lemuel Cartright of Edenburg, Pa. He followed the same business as his father, and was associated with him until the time of his death. In 1876, he moved to Pittsburg, where he lived a few years, and then went to New Castle, which he made his home for two years. He then returned to Pittsburg, where he lives now at the age of fifty-three years. His wife was taken to the home prepared on high when forty-eight years of age. He is a natural mechanic, and since his sojourn in Pittsburg has been engaged in that branch of industry. There were born to him the following children: Katie (Browning); Warren R.; Minnie (Connolly); and Floyd I.

Warren R. Clifton was educated in the Pittsburg grammar and high schools, and studied chemistry at a select school for chemists in Pittsburg. After finishing the preparation for his profession, and having acquired skill and address at it, he engaged as chemist, in 1886, with the Isabella Furnace Co. of Sharpsburg, Pa., with whom he spent one year. From 1887 till 1890, he was with the Oliver Iron & Steel Co. of Pittsburg, Pa., and since then has been in the employ of the Shenango Valley Steel Co. of New Castle.

Our subject sought and won the hand of Ellen M. Walter, daughter of John W. Walter, in marriage, and they have one child, Josephine H. In his political affiliations, he is known as an ardent Republican. Socially he is a member of Mahoning Lodge, No. 243, F. & A. M.

Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens Lawrence County Pennsylvania
Biographical Publishing Company, Buffalo, N.Y., 1897

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