CLIFT, Elizabeth 1861-1947
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/7/2016 at 21:06:16
Mrs. Clift, Grundy Pioneer, Is Dead
Mrs. John Clift, who resided in Grundy county the past 79 years, died at her home in Grundy Center early Wednesday morning. She suffered a stroke four weeks ago and her strength failed gradually after that time. She was 86 years old last March.
Mrs. Clift's maiden name was Elizabeth Stuck. She was born in Fayette county, Pennsylvania, on March 28, 1861. She moved with her parents to Indiana when she was a baby. At the age of 7 the family came to Grundy county. They came here because an uncle, Jeff Morrison, had previously located here. The family came to Waterloo by train and the remainder of the way by wagon. The two wagons which brought their belongings were two days coming from Waterloo. The family located on a farm a mile and a half north of Grundy Center.
Elizabeth Stuck and John Clift were married at Grundy Center 70 years ago. The husband died 11 years ago. They started housekeeping on a farm near Grundy Center and moved to Grundy Center a few years later. They lived in the same house 56 years. Mrs. Clift was a passenger on the first train that passed through Grundy Center to Iowa Falls.
Surviving are one son, Harry, and one daughter, Mrs. Emma Gourley, who spent the past year and a half in her mother's home. There are three granddaughters, Mrs. Eileen Espensen, St. Paul, Mrs. Catherine Anderson, Minneapolis, Mrs. Raul Anderson, Delavan, Minn. Other surviving relative is a brother, Len Stuck, Grundy Center.
Funeral services will be held at the Coffman funeral home at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. B. Bird.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 21 August 1947, pg 12
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