On April 11, 1903, ai was born in Santa Clara County, California. In 1945, the City of San Jose commissioned Clyde Arbuckle to become the first historian of the city. Clyde Arbuckle was present for various historical marker dedications, including one at Keesling’s Shade Trees.
Clyde Arbuckle would serve as the San Jose city historian until his death, on January 10, 1998, for a period of time that totaled fifty three years.
Clyde Arbuckle is buried in the Oak Hill Memorial Park, where members of the Donner Party and various other historical figures are buried.