Grace Golden Clayton

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Died1958(1958-00-00) (aged 82–83)
CitizenshipUnited States
Known forSaid to be the first one to suggest celebrating Father's Day

Grace Golden Clayton (1875-1958) is said to be the first one to suggest celebrating Father's Day.[1] She was the youngest of the eight children of her father. Her father died in a coal mining disaster. Her father's demise inspired her to suggest celebrating father's day.[2][3] However, her idea was not widely accepted.[4]

Father's death

Grace Golden Clayton lost her father in the 1907 Monongah, West Virginia coal mining disaster in which 361 men, including her father, were killed.[1] She suggested celebrating Father's Day to honour her and many others' fathers who got killed in the disaster.[5][2][4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Grace Golden Clayton Archives". Motherhood. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Allison, Scott T.; Goethals, George R. (2013). Heroic Leadership: An Influence Taxonomy of 100 Exceptional Individuals. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-136-23273-2. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  3. Coleman, Marilyn J.; Ganong, Lawrence H. (2014). The Social History of the American Family: An Encyclopedia. SAGE Publications. ISBN 978-1-4522-8615-0. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Marking Father's Day". The Lima News. 19 June 2020. Retrieved 19 July 2020.
  5. "Father's Day turns 110". Retrieved 21 July 2020.

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