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Beulah Clifton

Beulah Garner/Clifton, daughter of Stephen William Garner and Alice Artis Lott.
Winn Parish, LA. Beulah is my great Grandmother. She died after the birth of her last child, she was about 30 years old. In this photo, she is holding one of her children. She was said to be a very loving person, so friendly. She left behind a husband, Richard Clarence Clifton Sr. and 7 children. She and many related people are buried in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Winn Parish, LA. She was born 12 Jan 1900 in Crews, Winn Parish, LA and died 10 Aug 1934 in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA in a hospital. She left word with a lady who was also having a baby in the bed next to hers "tell my husband to take care of Loucille". Loucille "Lou" was her youngest daughter and at the time Lou was only 2 or 3 years old. In the hospital she had a baby boy. She knew she wouldn't make it home alive. She wasn't cared for properly at that hospital and so there she bled to death. Huey P. Long, family friend who grew up with Richard Clarence Clifton Sr., found out about Beulah dying he had the doctor and all nursing staff that was supposed to take care of Beulah fired on the spot. His words to them were "You let Beulah die! You're all fired!!" Beulah's husband was working in the fields when he got the news of his wife's death. It devistated him and he really never got over it. He tried his hardest to take care of his children by himself and he did. The baby boy Beulah died having was raised by a neighboring family who saw the struggling that R.C. Clifton was going through and they were "Henry and Zeal Beasley". They made sure the baby boy saw his father and siblings from time to time while he grew up and he always knew who his parents were. Beulah's mother Alice Artis Lott/Garner was born and raised on an Indian reservation in Lawrence Co., Mississippi then married and moved into Winn Parish, Louisiana. Alice was either full Indian or 1/2 Indian, probably Choctaw.

Beulah Clifton

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