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Clifford Neal Bickford

Male 1930 - 2010  (79 years)

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  • Name Clifford Neal Bickford 
    Born 5 Aug 1930  Waverly, Coffey County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Mar 2010  Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Rossville Cemetery, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1454  Rossville
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2019 

    Father LeRoy Franklin Bickford,   b. 15 May 1891, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1950, Holton, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Nellie B Cappen Bickford,   b. 19 Oct 1898, Louisville, Cass County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1980, Holton, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Family ID F384  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Wilma Pauline Martin Bickford,   b. 22 Dec 1935 
    Married 18 Sep 1954  Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Darwin Bickford
     2. Kathleen Bickford Snyder,   b. 22 Apr 1958
     3. Christina Bickford Bello
     4. Carla Bickford Jackson
    Marriage- Martin, Wilma-Bickford, Clifford
    Marriage- Martin, Wilma-Bickford, Clifford
    Martin-Bickford vows are read

    Mr. and Mrs. Paul Martin, Rossville, announce the marriage of their youngest daughter, Wilma Pauline, to Mr. Clifford Bickford, son of Mrs. Nellie Bickford, Holton, and the late Mr. Roy Bickford.

    Rev. John A. Berens, St. Marys, officiated at the double ring ceremony which took place in Rossville at the St. Stanislaus Church Saturday, September 18, at nine o’clock.

    The bride wore a ballerina length white organdy dress over polished cotton under coat. Her lace veil caught to a coronet headdress, was shoulder length. She carried a white satin prayer book topped with an orchid. Her only jewelry was a strand of pearls, a gift of the bridegroom.

    Miss Sandra Magee, cousin of the bride, was maid of honor. She wore a ballerina length gown of mint green taffeta. Her french cap headdress matched her gown and was covered with seed pearls. She carried a bouquet of pink carnations and white daisies.

    Mr. Donald Jacobson attended Mr. Bickford as best man.

    The mother of the bride chose a pink dress with navy accessories and the bridegroom’s mother chose a lavendar dress with black accessories. Both wore corsages of pink carnations and roses.

    For traveling the bride chose a suit of black and white with white accessories. After a short wedding trip the couple will be at home in Fort Madison, Iowa.

    Mrs. Bickford is a graduate of Rossville High School and attended K.S.C. the past year. She was employed in Colorado this summer.

    Mr. Bickford is a graduate of Soldier High School, has served in the U. S. Army and is now employed by the Santa Fe Railroad.

    Anniversary- Bickford, Clifford and Pauline
    Anniversary- Bickford, Clifford and Pauline
    Clifford and
    Pauline Bickford
    Clifford and Pauline Bickford, Maple Hill, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner and a card shower.

    Clifford Bickford and Pauline Martin were married Sept. 18, 1954, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Rossville.

    Their children and spouses are Kathleen Snyder, Jackson Hole, Wyo.; Christina and Jim Bello, Cleveland, Tenn.; Joe and Carla Jackson, Hutchinson; and Darwin Bickford, Topeka. They have five grandchildren.

    Mr. Bickford is retired from Santa Fe Railway’s Communication Department.

    Mrs. Bickford is retired from food service with the Sterling (Kan.) School District.

    Cards may be sent to them a 506 Sunset Lane, Maple Hill, 66507-9406.
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2017 13:24:30 
    Family ID F385  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Obituary- Bickford, Clifford
    Obituary- Bickford, Clifford
    Clifford Neal Bickford
    MAPLE HILL- Clifford Neal Bickford, 79, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2010 at the Midland Hospice House in Topeka.
    He was born August 5, 1930 at Waverly, the son of Roy and Nellie Cappen Bickford. He moved west of Holton and graduated from Soldier High School in 1940. Mr. Bickford served in the United States Army.
    He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad before moving to Sterling where he owned and operated SuperBe service station. He later returned to work for the railroad where he worked for many years before his retirement. He moved to the Maple Hill community in the late 90's. Mr. Bickford attended Christ the King Catholic Church in Topeka.
    On September 18, 1954 he was united in marriage to Pauline Martin in Rossville. She survives of the home.
    Other survivors include a son, Darwin Bickford, Springfield, MO; three daughters, Kathleen Snyder, Jackson Hole, WY, Christina (Jim) Bello, Chattanooga, TN, and Carla (Joey) Jackson, Hutch¬inson; three brothers. Kenneth and Leo Bickford, Holton and Leland Bickford, Pahrump, NV; two sisters, Betty Mayo, Filer, ID, and Janice Stewart, Topeka; five grandchildren, Jessica Feldt, Jeremy Jackson, Jerrad, Lauren and Connor Bickford.
    Funeral services for Mr. Bickford will be at 2:00 P.M. Monday, March 15, 2010 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys. Interment will be in the Rossville Cemetery. Mr. Bickford will lie in state from 3:00 until 7:00 P.M. Sunday, March 14th at the funeral home where family will receive friends from 3:00 until 5:00. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Maple Hill Senior Center and sent in care of the funeral home. Online con-dolences may be sent to