Ballina & Richmond River GenWeb
William Clifford married Sarah Jane Gollidge in 1871 at Murrurundi in the Upper Hunter Valley. Their first 6 children were born in Scone & included: Mary A. (b. 1872 d. 1872), William Francis (1873), Charles George (1875), Thomas E (1878), Alfred Robert (1880) & Henry J (1882).
In 1882 the family moved to the Far North Coast. A further 4 children were born. They included: Emma H (1884), Walter I (1887), Edgar J (1889) & Christine M (1892).
William jnr married Elizabeth Golledge in 1890 & had 4 children: William C (1891), Coralie V (1893), Searle J (1895) & Stanley L. (1898).
Charles George married Eleanor B. Lattimer of Lawrence in 1903. He then farmed at Dalwood & Lennox Head. Their children were: Leslie W (1904), Madge (1905 - Mrs Tree), & Edgar (1908 - known as Bob). In 1919 they purchased a fruit & confectionary business from Mr McKilop of Wardell. Their son Lionel Irwin Clifford, of Dalwood, married Phyllis Audrey Giggins of Coraki. Lionel & Phyllis lived at Dungarubba after their marriage, then moved with their two sons, Maurice & Russell to Empire Vale. A third son, John, was born at Empire Vale. Maurice married Lyn Thomas of Ballina. Russell married Dawn Rolfe of Ballina. John married Beverley Eyles of Broadwater. Maurice was tragically killed at work in 1881. A very brave man.
Thomas E. married Leah M. Bryant in 1909. Alfred R. married Agnes H. M. Wilson in 1907. Henry J. married Elizabeth M. Cooper in 1917. Emma H. married Charles W. Vidler in 1905. Walter I. married Elsie M.C.K. in 1916. Edgar married Winifred R. Smith in 1919. Christine M. married John Cooper in 1912.
A couple of interesting quotes were made by Russell Clifford in Empire Vale - A History of the School & District. "I pinched the teacher's cane. My father then gave the teacher a roll of cane & I was the first one to test it out." "Wet weather activity was to torment the girls" Some things never change!