From The Princeton Union, Princeton, Minnesota, Feb. 6, 1936, pg. 5:
Mrs. Gerry Clough Dies in California
Mrs Anna Clough, 85, the widow of Elbridge Gerry Clough (Jr.), died at her home in La Mesa, California, on January 27. Her death occurred just 31 years to the day after that of her husband, who passed away in Minneapolis on January 27, 1905. Her health had been failing during the past year, but she was confined to bed only two weeks before her death. Simple funeral services were conducted on last Thursday and the remains were cremated.
Mrs. Clough and her two daughters, Zua and Leila sold their home in Minneapolis in 1905 and moved to California, where they have since resided. They went to California to make their home because the doctors had told Miss Zua that her only chance of prolonging her life was to go to a warmer climate. Mrs. Clough and Miss Leila in 1909 came back to Minnesota and spent several weeks visiting their relatives and friends here. That was the only visit to this state since they moved to California.
Mrs. Clough’s maiden name was Anna Haskell. She was born in Maine. When she was a young woman, she came to Minnesota and made her home with her uncle, Thomas Nickerson, in Elk River. She taught in the rural schools in this section of the state, and while teaching at Spencer Brook she met Gerry Clough, one of the sons of Elbridge Clough. They were married in June 1870. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Clough moved onto the farm which is now owned by William House, of Spencer Brook. This they conducted with a younger brother and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Clough. The Clough brothers became interested in the lumbering industry, and the headquarters of their firm was in Minneapolis. Mr. and Mrs. Gerry Clough and their children moved to the city in 1882. They made their home there until 1905. There was one son, Elbridge, who was drowned in the Mississippi River in Minneapolis when he was 13 years old, and two daughters, Miss Leila and Miss Zua, both of whom survive their mother.
Mrs. Anna Clough was a capable woman with a keen mind and a vigorous personality. She took an unusual interest in political and civic affairs, but her chief interest was in her home and her family. She was companionable and always a welcome visitor in the homes of her friends. Despite the fact that she has lived in California for over 30 years, she has always been keenly interested in following the affairs of Minnesota and has kept in touch with her old friends here.
The three Clough brothers, Gilbert, David M., and Elbridge Gerry, who were closely associated in the lumbering business in this section of the state for many years, have all passed away and also their wives.
Mrs. Anna Clough was the last remaining member of the group.