Editor’s Note: The Minnesota Historical Society has a fantastic website for navigating these old newspapers.
Elbridge Gerry Clough is listed at #5300 in the Genealogy of the Descendants of John Clough of Salisbury, MA- Volume 1 (Rev. 2009) on page 444-6.
Pioneer Lumberman Succumbs to La Grippe.
Was Among First Settlers in State and From the First Engaged in Timber Business- Gov. Clough Will Attend Funeral.
Elbridge Gerry Clough died yesterday from the effects of la grippe at his home, 515 Ninth Avenue Southeast. He was 60 years of age.
Mr. Clough, generally known as Gerry Clough, was one of the early settlers of Minnesota, and had long been known among the successful lumbermen of Minneapolis, having come here from Spencer Brook, Isanti County, in ’82 (Ed. Note: 1882).
He was the son of Elbridge Gerry and Sarah Clough, and was one of a family of fourteen, ten of whom lived to maturity, and among whom was former Governor David M. Clough, now of Seattle, Wash., and Gilbert Clough, who died thirteen years ago.
When Gerry was a boy of fourteen, in 1858, his father brought the family from the old home at Lyme, N.H. and settled at Spencer Brook, Isanti County. There they lived, engaged from the first in the lumbering industry, until 1882, when Gilbert, Gerry and David came to Minneapolis. Here they continued in the lumber business, the firm of Clough Bros. being long one of the largest and best known in the part of the country.
Elbridge Gerry, unlike his brother, David M. Clough, never engaged actively in politics. Since the time he came to this city and settled on the East Side, he enjoyed the highest esteem and respect of all who knew him as a model citizen and a man of unblemished reputation.
The three families of Clough, all of whom had their residence in Southeast Minneapolis, have been among the best known in that part of the city.
Mr. Clough leaves, besides his wife, tow daughters, Zua E. and O. Leila Clough.
The funeral will take place Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock under Masonic auspices.
D. M. Clough wires that he will be present.