of Mrs. Margaret Clifford, of Wheatland, at the age of 98 years.
Almost a centerian? and probably the oldest woman in
the state, Mrs. Margaret Clifford, who was in her 98th year, died at 11
o'clock Sunday evening at the home of her son, John Clifford, proprietor
of the Lee house at Wheatland. Up until about six weeks ago, Mrs. Clifford
was able to be up and around but her strength failing gradually, she was
compelled to take to her bed and the end came peacefully last night.
Mrs. Clifford was born in Monmouth, Gloucestershire,
England, in 1807,but her people moved to London and there she spent the
early part of herlife. Even to the last her memory of things and events of
the long ago was perfect and she delighted to tell how she had witnessed
the coronation festivities when in 1837 Queen Victoria was crowned. She
was in London three years later when the queen was married to Prince
Albert, of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Her maiden name was Margaret Evans."
from a Sharon newspaper, probably dated 19005
Submitted by Peggy McAndrew