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Clough, Willard


Age: 22, credited to Unknown
Unit(s): 7th SQDRN RI CAV
Service: enl. 6/17/62 Providence, RI, Co. B 7th SQDRN RI CAV, m/o 10/2/62 Providence, RI

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Birth: 1840, Unknown
Death: 1910

Burial: Maple Hill Cemetery, Washington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 140892302


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Emma
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Unknown


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The death of Willard Clough occurred this morning at 11:15 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dean Corliss, 5 West Patterson Street. Mr Clough had suffered for over a year with heart disease, but only since Sunday has been considered serious. Since then, however, he has grown steadily worse. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Dean Corliss, with whom he had made his home for the past three years, and two sons, Harley Clough of Oshkosh, Wisc., and Charles Clough, of Cedar Rapids. Ia.

Willard Clough was born in Washington, June 8, 1840, and was therefore seventy years old. The greater part of his boyhood was passed in Washington, but in 1861 he enlisted from Hanover, N. H., and served for a time in the 17th squadron of the Rhode Island Cavalry. He was stricken with typhoid fever during the war of the rebellion, and was sent to his home in Washington to recover.

In 1864 he was married to Miss. Emma Philips of Washington. In the following year he moved to Oshkosh. Wisc. Previous to this time he had invented a self acting force pump wrought of cast iron. Having received a patent for the invention, he set about to manufacture the pump for the market. He built up a lucrative business in the Western city, and in 1890 he returned with his family to Washington. The business in Oshkosh, now known as Clough & Company, has been conducted by his son, Harley. Mr Clough, however, retained an interest in the welfare of the firm up to the time of his death.

He was a natural genius, and followed continually his occupation as an inventor. The deceased was a member of Washington Post, G. A. R., and was affiliated with the Universalist Church in that place during his lifetime.

The day and hour of the funeral have not yet been decided, but it is expected the funeral will be held in the Universalist Church in Washington. Prayer will be said at the home on West Patterson before the body is taken to the church. The burial will take place in the cemetery in Washington. It was Mr. Clough's request that there be no floral contributions at the funeral.

Source: Barre Daily Times, Oct. 28, 1910
Courtesy of Deanna French

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