The obituary of Clayton Placeway was found in the Livingston County Press and read as follows: "Clay…

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The obituary of Clayton Placeway was found in the Livingston County Press and read as follows: "Clayton Placeway, 71, died in Los Angeles, California, Sunday, He was the son of William Henry and Arvilla Placeway who lived on Farley Road, Pinckney. He farmed, had a store in Pinckney, and was on the Detroit police force, His wife was Katherine Grieve of Pinckney. She is deceased. There was a son, Forbes, in California. His twin brother, Brayton, died in Wisconsin some years ago. Two sisters, Lola and Mrs. M. Burgess are also deceased. The funeral and burial were in California. " From the death certificate of Clayton Placeway it was learned that he worked as a assembler for General Motors in Los Angeles, California. He had moved to California 30 years prior to his death and had been married to Theresa Kowalski, a native of Michigan.

01.) First marriage found in the Marriage Records of Livingston County, Michigan, volume 4,
page 249 - 1908.
02.) The 1910 Federal Census of Putnam Township, Livingston County, Michigan, page 322
Clayton Placeway, head of household, age 22, b. MI., farmer
Kittie, wife, age 28, b. MI
Henry F., son, age 4/12, b. MI
03.) The California death Index, US Gen Web, Los Angeles County gives the date and place of death
for Clayton Clark Placeway, plus his social security # 555-07-9120.
04.) Death certificate from Los Angeles County, California # 7053 13563. The certificate information
shows Clayton as serving in WWI, living in California 30 years, and working as an assembler with
the General Motors Corporation for 17 years. The informant on the certificate, Frances R. Almas.
05.) Obituary found in the Livingston County Press, Livingston County, Michigan, appeared
Wednesday, September 10, 1959.

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