Esq. Clayton Dies Suddenly
Marion Thomas Clayton, 51, former magistrate and member of the county board of education, was found dead in his bed Saturday morning when his family called him for breakfast. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
M T Clayton was born October 3, 1878, in West Hanson, where he spent his life. He engaged in farming all of his mature years and made a pronounced success as an agriculturist. He was always interested in politics and was active for the democratic party in all campaigns.
On December 9, 1900, he married Miss Birdie Veazey, of West Hanson, and to them ten children were born, five boys and five girls. All survive except one daughter, who died in infancy. The survivors are: Thurman and Jasper Clayton, of Madisonville; Fred and Rufus Clayton, of Hanson; the daughters, Misses Bonnie, Cleone, Geneva, Gladys and Agnes, who made their home with their father.
Five brothers and five sisters survive. They are: Mrs John Clayton, Paris, Tenn.; Mrs I A Clayton, North Carolina; Mrs Brack Gammons, Madisonville; Mrs Homer Adams and Miss Nora Clayton, West Hanson; J T, G W, G L and J L Clayton of West Hanson, and Scott Clayton, of Richland.
In his early life Esq. Clayton taught school. He was elected to the fiscal court in 1916 and served four years, and four years ago he was a candidate for the democratic nomination for county judge.
Olive Branch Cemetery, Hopkins Co., Ky.
Marion T Clayton, 1878-1930
Simon, son of M T & B W Clayton, b & d - 1923
Myrtle G Clayton, 1889-1910 James L., 1885-19--
Ora C., 1886-19--