Merced Evening Sun. Tuesday, Sept 29, 1891. Front page

Passed Over the River.

Alfred Winslow CLOUGH died at his residence in this city this morning. For some years past he has been an invalid and two weeks ago he was taken worse.
His last sickness was not of suffering but he grew gradually weak. His lamp of life burned lower and lower until it died out. Forty-nine hours before his death he fell into a gentle sleep from which he never awoke. The funeral takes place tomorrow at 3 o'clock, p.m..
He was born in New Hampshire, on April 20, 1831. At the age of 17 years he went to Boston where he remained two years, when he took passage on an ocean vessel around Cape horn for California arriving at San Francisco, Sept 26, 1849.
Since that date he has lived in Mariposa, where he followed mining and black-smithing until 1873, when he moved to Merced.
In 1856 he married Theresa PHILLIPS, at La Grange. He was father of seven children, the following four of whom are living; A.G., E.F., Samuel B. and Charles W., all of Merced.

 

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