FAMILY HISTORY - LEAVENWORTH COUNTY, KANSAS
Family history by Gertie Henry and submitted to Genealogy Trails by Phyllis Phillips
Sargent Vaughn obtained a furlough and was married to Miss Emma Upton at Leavenworth on April 1, 1899. He brought his bride to Fort Keogh. He then received an honorable discharge and moved to Miles City.
There their son, Donald Upton Vaughn, was born on Dec 30, 1880 in a two room log cabin on a day when the spirit thermometers registered 56 degrees. The child was the first white child born in Miles City.
Later the family moved east and Clinton was on the police force in St Paul (?) and Chicago.
In later years he and his wife separated and obtained a divorce. He then joined the regular army and served a term of 3 years. He later met and married Miss Laura Shipp, who was a school teacher in St Louis MO.
To this union one son, Thomas, was born.
In the summer months twin boys, Don and Tom, would spend their vacation on their grandfather's farm in Polk township in Indiana. But in later years Clint and Laura separated; she taking Tom with her. Therefore, the brothers grew up to be almost strangers as Don lived with his grandparents and Tom lived with his mother and moved to Texas.
Clint spent several months in his parental home
with his sister, Srepta Waldrip. He later joined the U.S. Army again and was in Mexico and Philippine Islands for
a number of years. When his health began to fail he went to the Soldiers home at Marion, IN and remained there
until his death on Oct 2 1912. He passed away and was buried in the Soldiers burial lot at Marion. Clint was a
very handsome man, standing 6 feet 2 inches, weighing 230 lbs, yet so built as not to seem overly large. He was
the oldest of 12 children. During his stay in the Soldiers Home he was a Drum Major for several years. He also
served as a Quarter Master in the Army. His hobby was music and army life. William Clinton Vaughn died 7/16/1945.
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