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The Eastern Gazette 11-9-1933, p.3
Henry L. Clifford The funeral services for Henry L. Clifford were held at the residence at French's Mills, Sangerville, Friday, Oct. 20th. Rev. H. H. Hayes of Dexter officiated, and the bearers were four neighbors of the deceased: J. L. Parkman, G. N. Morrison, F. L. Hutchinson and F. E. Parkman. A very large number of relatives and friends gathered to pay their last respects. The floral tributes were unusually many and beautiful. Interment was in Mount Pleasant cemetery in Dexter. Mr. Clifford is survived by his wife and five children: Mrs. Ruth Martin of Corinna, Robert, Ralph and Weston who graduated respectively from the U. of M., Sangerville High School and Sangerville Grammar School last spring and Frank, a seventh grade pupil. There are also two grandchildren, three sisters and three brothers. H. L. Clifford was born in Prospect, Oct. 18, 1881, the son of Henry L. and Etta Larrabee Clifford. Later the family moved to Dexter. Mr. Clifford attended Dexter High School and has been a member of Dexter Grange since fourteen years of age. Jan. 22, 1910, he was united in marriage with Miss Annie M. Moore and they went to Pittsfield where he carried on dairy farming and worked at road construction. Fourteen years ago, the family moved to their present home in Sangerville. Since becoming a resident of this town, Mr. Clifford has always been deeply interested in all that pertained to its welfare, serving one year as road commissioner. He has done much work on road construction jobs throughout the state. For the last year he has been employed by Fred's Motor Transportation Co. of Somerville, Mass., soliciting freight and delivering First National Products in Maine. On the morning of June 28, as he was leaving Portland with a load of merchandise, the Bar Harbor Fast Express struck his truck midway, completely demolishing it and carrying Mr. Clifford several hundred feet before he was thrown clear of the wreck. He was picked up, still conscious, and was rushed to the Maine General hospital in Portland where it was found that both legs were badly broken, one in three places, the right hip dislocated and broken, and the pelvis fractured. Although Mr. Clifford's name had been on the danger list from the first, he put up a great fight for life, always courageous and apparently confident that he would recover. His wife was at the hospital the last five weeks of his life helping to care for him. For sixteen weeks his remarkably strong constitution, aided by medical and surgical skill, sustained him, but he finally succumbed to the effects of his injuries October 17, one day before the fifty-second anniversary of his birth.