First boy leaving Farmington to lose his life in the fight for the freedom of mankind. Killed in action and his body was found by Charles Christie, of Farmington, while going over the battlefield gathering up the dead. Mr. Christie writes home that Clifford has been buried upon a knoll overlooking a beautiful valley.
The blue star in the service flag at the Presbyterian church was turned to gold last Saturday and Rev. Bates in his Sunday morning sermon paid high tribute to the boy who so unselfishly laid his life upon the alter that the murder of women and children and helpless old men should be no more, and that humanity throughout the long ages of the future shall enjoy the air of freedom and all nations, without regard to power, shall have the right to govern themselves regardless of the aspirations of nearby murderous nations.