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Clayton Crippen, Died in France WWI

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Clayton Crippen, Died in France WWI
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7/24/2020 1:25:19 PM
Historical People
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Philip L Mandolare
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Clayton William Crippen (1889 - 1918) was born in Clarendon to Benjamin Franklin Crippen (1854 - 1929) and Ida May (Reed) Crippen (1861 - 1923).  By 1900 his family had moved to Castleton.  See the the Crippen House entry in the Homes collection to see his grandparent's home which is possibly where Clayton was born given his father was still living there in 1880. 

When he registered for the draft in 1917, he was 28 years old, unmarried, and living in Colebrook New Hampshire where he was working as a herdsman for the Dixsville Notch Corporation.  He was killed in action near St. Eugene, Dept of Marne, France July 18, 1918 while assisting in breaking down an advance of the Germans across the Marne.

For more information on Clayton follow the link below.

Follow the link above for more information on the May - July 1918 period in the part of France where Clayton died.