|Birth: ||Mar. 23, 1876|
|Death: ||Apr. 30, 1908|
Orland Register, Saturday, 2 May 1908:
CALLED TO A BETTER WORLD
Mrs. Elizabeth Emily Clifton Passes Away After Long Illness
Last Thursday morning at five o'clock Mrs. R. L. Clifton was called from this life to a higher and better one - one for which she was eminently filled to enjoy.
Elizabeth Emily Kesselring was born March 23, 1876 in Glenn County ten miles east of Orland. When she was two years old the family moved to the northern part of this State. Later they returned to Red Bluff and in the schools there and in Oakland she received her education. In Tehama county she was granted a teacher's certificate and was a most successful and beloved teacher, teaching until she received a life diploma.
Miss Elizabeth Kesselring was married to Richard L. Clifton, June 9, 1903. A happy bride she went to live in Willows where her husband had prepared a pretty home for her. There her baby girl was born and for a few short years life was all sunshine.
In church and lodge she held prominent positions, and worked earnestly and enthusiastically in all branches of the work. She taught in Sunday School, was leader of the Juniors and prominent in the choir. She held important offices in the Ladies Aid Society and the Mission Circles. She was a bright member of the Ladies Literary Club of Willows. In the Rebekah Lodge she was a past officer and had represented the local lodge in General Assembly in San Francisco.
A little more than a year ago Mrs. Clifton had an attack of grip, which settled on her lungs. Everything known to medical science was done for her. She was taken to the southern part of the State for treatment, but all in vain. Death loves a shining mark and God has seen fit to call her to himself.
She leaves a devoted husband and baby girl three years old, a loving mother, father and brother, an aged grandmother, numerous relatives and a host of friends to mourn.
Utter unselfishness was ever a trait of her beautiful character and at the last as though life her thoughts were for others. Just before she breathed her last she asked that all her friends be remembered. Very often she expressed her gratitude for the many kindnesses and loving thoughts shown to her by her many friends.
With husband, baby and so many loved ones life to her was sweet and she longed to live, but sweet resignation to God's will and a perfect faith characterized all her suffering and made her feel "It is right." Accomplished, bright, useful, and ideal wife and mother; a perfect type of true womanhood has been called from this to a higher place. "For her is past earth's pinlonging and all the pains of it."
The funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today (Saturday) from the Baptist church, interment to take place in Odd Fellows' cemetery. – Transcribed by E.
Emanuel Bentz Kesselring (1847 - 1921)
Anna Almira Springston Kesselring (1854 - 1927)
Plot: Grave 4, Lot 17, Section 4
Created by: A Canon
Record added: Oct 20, 2008
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