Clifford Reeve Galbraith was born on October 31st, 1885. He was born in Orangeville, Dufferin County, Ontario, Canada. His father's name was George Howes Galbraith. George was born in 1855 and died on January 24th, 1912 due to heart problems and cardiac arrest. His mother, Elmira (Hughson) Galbraith, was born on March 1, 1854. She died April 24, 1943 due to hypha state and a hip fracture.