From “The Princeton Union,” Princeton, Minnesota, Thursday, May 9, 1946, page 1
Zua Clough Dies in California
Zua Clough, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerry Clough, former residents of Spencer Brook and later of Minneapolis, died at her home in La Mesa, California on April 24 at 6am. She slipped away quietly after a long illness due to tuberculosis.
It was in the spring of 1906 that Mrs. Gerry Clough and her two daughters, Leila and Zua, sold their home in Minneapolis and moved to Southern California. They made the change largely due to the fact that Zua was suffering from tuberculosis and could not stand the rigors of Minnesota winters. She was so frail at that time that she had to be carried on a stretcher to the train.
During the past 41 years, Zua Clough made a gallant fight for life that would put weaker mortals to shame. She was permitted to hold firmly to the slender thread through the devoted care of her sister, Leila, who for over 30 years has been her constant companion and unceasing in her devotion. At times, Zua would be able to be around the home and enjoy life in a quiet sort of way but she was never strong enough to venture to return to Minnesota even in the summer months. For several years she has been confined to her bed and gradually becoming weaker. The end was not unexpected.
Zua was a fine musician. Fifty years ago, she would come into Princeton to give music lessons in this village. She continued to study and teach music while living in Minneapolis until her health made it necessary for her to retire from active work. Leila was an artist and clever with her paint brushes. The two girls and their mother, who passed away a few years ago, enjoyed a close relationship. Their home was always a place of beauty.
Friends of the family can have few regrets to know that Zua has finally slipped to that other shore. Her mother, father, and a younger brother, Elliot, preceded her in death. Deepest sympathy is extended to Leila.