Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Yong Daniel William Clift, son of Capt. Waterman Clift and his wife Esther Hazard, died when he was 19 years old. He is buried at Elm Grove Cemetery next to his brother Stanton and behind his parents.
He was born, lived and died in Groton, CT. Born 25 June 1852, he is listed in the 1860 and 1870 census. He died 23 Nov 1871.
At age 17, he is listed in the census as a post office clerk and his name is listed as "Willie D." There was only one year difference between him and his sister Thankful Aletta Clift. Maybe they were close knit siblings.