James Bascom Clifford Jr.


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1. Margaret Ann Beecher

2. Sherlene Wisotzkey

James Bascom Clifford Jr. 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 6 Jul 1939, Lomita, Los Angeles, CA 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Margaret Ann Beecher on 3 Sep 1961 in Centerville, Cumberland, PA 1
  • Marriage (2): Sherlene Wisotzkey on 26 Jul 1986 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA 2
  • Died: 23 Nov 2019, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA at age 80 4
  • Buried: 27 Nov 2019, Carlisle: Westminster Memorial Gardens, Cumberland, PA 4

   FamilySearch ID: GX75-KV3.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Newspaper: The Sentinel: Margaret Ann Beecher J. B. Clifford To Wed, 27 Jul 1961, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 3 ----
Margaret Ann Beecher J. B. Clifford To Wed
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Beecher, Dickinson, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Margaret Ann Beecher, to James B. Clifford, Jr. son of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Clifford, Sr., Los Angeles.
Miss Beecher is a graduate of the Big Spring High School, Class of 1959, and of the Joan-Lee Beauty School. She is employed at Charlotte's Beauty Shoppe.
Her fiance, who served four years in the Air Force, is employed at Keysone Masonry Co., Newville.
A September wedding is planned.

2. Newspaper: The Sentinel: Centerville: Miss Margaret Ann Beecher and James Clifford Jr. were married in the Lutheran Church on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. Laverne Strangle., 7 Sep 1961, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 1

3. Newspaper: The Sentinel: Marriage Licenses: James B. Clifford Jr., 522 N. Bedford St., Carlisle, and Sherlene W. Miller, 1005 Harriet St., Carlisle., 18 Jul 1986, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 6

4. Newspaper: The Sentinel: Miller - Clifford, 26 Jul 1986, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 2 The engagement of Sherry Miller and James Clifford Jr., both of Carlisle, is announced by the couple. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Wisotzkey, 1005 Harriet St., Carlisle. Her fiance is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Clifford, Sr., Los Angeles, Ca. The bride-to-be attended Carlisle area schools and is currently classified supervisor of The Sentinel. Her fiance attended Los Angeles schools and is currently an engineering technician at Gannett Fleming Corddry and Carpenter, Inc., Camp Hill. The wedding will take place July 26, 1986, at Western Village Park Restaurant, Carlisle.

5. Newspaper: The Sentinel: Property Transfers: North Middleton: Estate of Roger Wisotzkey to Sherlene W. Clifford and others. And Sherlene W. and James B. Clifford Jr. and Scott G. Miller to Sherlene W. and James B. Clifford Jr., $1., 16 Jan 1993, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 7

6. Obituary: The Sentinel: obituary of James B. Clifford Jr. on 25 Nov 2019 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 8 James B. Clifford Jr, 80, of Carlisle, died on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Claremont Nursing Home, Carlisle. He was born on July 6, 1939 in Lomita, Ca. and was a son of the late James B. Clifford, Sr. and Helen (Secora) Clifford.

Jim served in the US Air Force from 1958 to 1962. He was a loving father and had retired as an Electrical Designer with Gannett-Flemming Inc. in Camp Hill after 38 years of service. Jim then worked part-time in the electrical department at Lowe's in Carlisle for 10 years. He attended Mountainview Christian Fellowship in Dillsburg. Jim was a longtime member of the Carlisle Masonic Lodge 260 and where he served as Chaplain. Jim was also a member of the Zembo Shrine, Harrisburg Consistory, Past President of the Oriental Band, the Tall Cedars and the Cumberland County Shrine Club.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Sherry (Wisotzkey) Clifford, three sons; James B. Clifford, III (Tammy Marpoe) of Carlisle and Douglas R. Clifford of Newville and Scott (wife, Stacy) Miller of Dillsburg, one sister, Marlene Anderson, two grandsons; Derek and Brandon and four great-grandchildren. James was preceded in death by one brother; John and four sisters; Bonnie Jean, Kay, Marilyn and Connie.

A visitation will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 followed by a memorial service at 4:30 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle with Pastor Vernal Simms officiating. Family burial will be in Westminster Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center - Heritage Harbor, 1000 Claremont Rd., Carlisle, PA 17013. www.Since1853.com.

James married Margaret Ann Beecher, daughter of Harold Raymond Beecher Sr. and Margaret C. Davidson, on 3 Sep 1961 in Centerville, Cumberland, PA.1 The marriage ended in divorce before 1986. (Margaret Ann Beecher was born on 23 Sep 1941 in , Cumberland, PA 9.)

James next married Sherlene Wisotzkey on 26 Jul 1986 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA.2 (Sherlene Wisotzkey was born on 1 Jan 1947 in , Cumberland, PA 10.)


1 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (www.cumberlink.com), 7 Sep 1961, page 10. Marriage of James Clifford Jr. and Margaret Ann Beecher.

2 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (www.cumberlink.com), 18 Mar 1986, page 8. Engagement of Sherry (Wisotzkey) Miller and James Clifford Jr.

3 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (www.cumberlink.com), 27 Jul 1961, page 5. Margaret Ann Beecher J. B. Clifford to Wed.

4 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/204982791.

5 FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com, California Birth Index, 1905-1995, James Bascom Clifford, b. 6 Jul 1939 Mother's Maiden Name: Secora Birth County: Los Angeles.

6 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (www.cumberlink.com), 18 Jul 1986, page 15.

7 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (www.cumberlink.com), 16 Jan 1993, page 12.

8 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (www.cumberlink.com), 25 Nov 2019, page A2. Obituary of James B. Clifford Jr.

9 Ancestry.com, U.S., Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2, Margaret Clifford b. 23 Sep 1941, residence Carlisle, PA.

10 FamilySearch.org, United States Public Records Index, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KR4G-V3B Sherry W Clifford b. 1 Jan 1947, residence Carlisle, PA.

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