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Charles Frederick Clifford
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Birth: Feb. 17, 1847
Death: Apr. 8, 1924
Rice County
Minnesota, USA

BOOK - HISTORY OF RICE & STEELE COUNTIES VOL I & II 1910. Charles Frederick Clifford, of Northfield, was born in Stockton, Me., February 17, 1847, and at the age of eight years came west to Minnesota with his parents, Jonathan L. and Susan B. (French) Clifford, in 1855. They pre-empted 160 acres of land in Stanton township, Goodhue county, and cleared and cultivated this farm until in 1873, when the father moved to Cannon Falls and lived a retired life until his death in 1878. The mother died in 1901. There were seven children in the Clifford home: Samuel, who died of yellow fever in the West Indies; Arthur T., of Cannon Falls; Mrs. Willard Kenyon, of Raymond, Neb.; John (deceased) was formerly in business at Northfield; Everett F., of Wabasha, Minn.; Charles, the subject of this sketch, and Albion L., of Cannon Falls. Arthur T. and John were soldiers in the Civil War, the former serving in the First Regiment, Heavy Artillery, and the latter in Company F, Eighth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry. Charles F. remained at home, and in 1872 took charge of the farm, which he afterward purchased. He carried on a general line of farming, and also engaged in stock raising to a considerable extent. In 1894 he rented the farm and moved to Northfield, having purchased a small farm of forty acres within the city limits, where he has since resided. While a resident of Stanton township he served as treasurer and was also a member of the school board of his district for many years. April 5, 1873, Mr. Clifford was united in marriage to Jeanette Whitson, a native of Smith Falls, Ontario, and was born November 8, 1848, daughter of Robert and Mary (Riddle) Whitson. The father was born in Edinborough, Scotland in 1827, and the mother was born in Canada April 19, f828. In 1863 they came to Minnesota and settled in Stanton township, where the father died July 7, 1889. Two years later the mother moved to Northfield, where she passed away February 10, 1904. They were the parents of eight children: Mrs. C. F. Clifford; Robert A., of Drayton, N. D.; James, of Fergus Falls, Minn.; Mrs. Amos Gile, of North Yakima, Wash.; William (deceased); John H., of Stanton, Minn.; Mrs. Eugene Bullock, of Puyallup, Wash., and Henry, of Drayton, N. D. To Mr. and Mrs. Clifford have been born five children: John E., born January 3, 1874, who is a farmer, of Northfield township; William P., born April 1, 1877, of Alberta, Canada; Charles W., born October 8, 1882, of Minneapolis; Herbert, born July 4, 1886, of Havre, Mont.; Jeanette M., born September 19, 1890, is at home. The family are members of the Congregational church at Northfield.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Jeanette Whitson Clifford (1848 - 1923)
 
 Children:
  John Edwin Clifford (1874 - 1946)*
  William Parker Clifford (1877 - 1958)*
  Charles Winifred Clifford (1882 - 1924)*
  Herbert Whitson Clifford (1886 - 1963)*
  Jeanette Mary Clifford (1890 - 1956)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oaklawn Cemetery
Northfield
Rice County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Section H, row 97, grave 5
 
Created by: Natalie Herdman
Record added: Jul 03, 2008
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Charles Frederick Clifford
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Charles Frederick Clifford
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Charles Frederick Clifford
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