Friday, February 26, 2010

Stanton H. Clift

Stanton H. Clift
Originally uploaded by midgefrazel
Stanton H. CLIFT was the unmarried son of Capt. Waterman CLIFT and his wife Esther HAZARD. He is listed in the Denison Genealogy as [#2424-6 p. 456] without the middle initial and with just his date of birth. He is buried behind his parents.

It is possible that his first name was really Walter! [age 2 in the 1860 census Walter S. CLIFT]

The adornments on his grave are called the Madonna or Easter lily and are according to Keister's book [see Bookshelf page for source] symbolize the "casting off earthly things or attaining heavenly spiritual qualities." [p. 50]

In 1870, he is listed in his father's household as age 8 with his name simply as Stanton. At age 18 in 1880, he is a clerk in a dry good store. I have yet to find him in the 1900 census. Both parents died in 1890, so he should be living with a sibling or on his own. He dies in 1905.

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