Subject: Mrs. Wiliam Clifford
Source: St. Joseph Daily Herald, 1 January 1880, p. 4
One by one the ancient landmarks of the Platte purchase pass away. One by one the pioneers of St. Joseph are called to assemble on high. The last called from the scenes of earth was Mrs. William Clifford, who fell sweetly to sleep at the residence of her husband on Eleventh and Henry streets at 9:50 o'clock yesterday morning at the ripe old age of sixty-seven years. Mrs. Clifford was taken ill Christmas day with pneumonia, and her sufferings have been intense, but she bore them unmurmuringly and believed from the first that her time had come and after five days' illness, sank quietly to rest. Mrs. Clifford was born in Limerick county, Ireland, in the year 1812 where she lived until 1850 when she sailed for America with her husband and came to St. Louis where they resided three years, then came to St. Joseph … where they have lived ever since. She was the mother of six children, three boys and three girls, all living—on in St. Louis, one in Sedalia, one in Kansas City and three residing in this city. The deceased was a most estimable lady, loved by all who knew her and now that she is dead, her loss will be universally mourned. Her funeral will occur to-day at 2 o'clock from the Cathedral, to the Catholic cemetery.