Alfred “Fred” Clemons

Alfred “Fred” Clemons

Alfred “Fred” Clemons

1846 – 1919

Obit clipping from unnamed newspaper

Clements (sic)- Another pioneer and Civil War veteran, Frederick Clements of Tuscola, was laid at rest last week with honors befitting his career. At the funeral, Dr. Copp gave an appreciative testimony to the interesting character and genial qualities of his deceased neighbor. The services were conducted by Rev. D.C. Challis at the home of Mrs. Porter Lee of Arbela, where death occurred. Mr. Clements was born March 8, 1846, at Redfield, N.Y. At the age of 15, he enlisted in the United States army and was honorably discharged at 18. At 21, he removed to Michigan. Three years later he was married to Miss Ermina Briggs. Two daughters and a son survive him. For many years Clements was a great sufferer but was always cheerful and sympathetic toward any who were in trouble. His business and political activities are well remembered by the older generations.

(Note: The dates of his enlistment and discharge are disputed by his military record. He enlisted at age 18 and served 9 months, 15 days.)

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  1. Fred is my great grandfather and his daughter, Leila Lee is my grandmother. He is buried in the Newton Cemetery on Bray Rd. near Millington, Michigan. We visit his grave-site to place flowers on it each memorial day. My mother and father, Herman and Thelma Lee as well as Fred’s other daughter, Flossie Willet are also buried on the same plot. A United States flag is placed on his grave marker each year in honor of his Civil War service.

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