Fair Oaks Historical Society

Virtual Walking Tour

Clayton Vaughn

1880 - 1960

West - O18

38.649765, -121.46500

Proceed north to the Vaughn family plot under a little tree.

Clayton Vaughn was Fair Oaks’ first barber. He came from Illinois in 1906 and had Joseph Broadley build him a house on Howard Street, just south of Bridge Street. He barbered from the front porch, then later built a barber shop, just east of today’s Finegold’s Coins (2017). This shop later sold to George Scott, then Frank Speth, so Clayton’s barbering tradition in Fair Oaks had an 80-year history. He is buried in a family plot with his wife, Ella, to his right.