Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday's Children: Russell & Morris VAN CLIEF

Sep. 18, 1897
July 28, 1900

Jan. 7, 1900
Oct. 13, 1900

Russell and Morris VANCLIEF are buried in the Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery, Lompoc, Santa Barbara County, California.

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I believe that Russell and Morris were part of the George W. and Alice E. Van Clief family. They are found in Lompoc, California in the 1900 U.S. Census listed as "George R." and "David M." The birth dates given in the census would be correct, and since this census was enumerated on July 9, 1900, both boys would still have been alive at that time.

George W. Van Clief  is also buried in the Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery. He died on October 21, 1936. It does not appear that Alice is buried in this cemetery.

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Headstone of Russell and Morris VanClief photographed by Elizabeth O'Neal, November 23, 2007, Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery, Lompoc, Santa Barbara County, California.

1900 U. S. Census, Santa Barbara County, California, population schedule, ED 158, page 11B, dwelling 247, family 247, George VanClief; digital image, Ancestry.com; from National Archives microfilm publication T623, roll 110.

Copyright © by Elizabeth O'Neal


  1. So sad, such young babies and then the little lamb has lost it's head!

  2. I know, isn't that sad?! It breaks my heart to see that little lamb with no head. I think it kind of represents how their family must have felt after they passed. :-(

  3. I see you're going to be at the California Family History Expo - I hope we can meet!

  4. Yes, I will, Sassy Jane! I hope to meet you, too!