Clifton Letter

Clifton, Dec. 20
The funeral of Mr. Carl Questad took place Monday, 15th inst. Mr. Questad
was 73 years old and was one of the earliest settlers of Bosque. He settled
here 38 years ago and lived an honorable life. His funeral testified the
esteem in which he was held by the people who knew and loved him. It was the
largest concourse that ever assembled in this locality to pay the last sad
tribute to the dead. Mr. Questad was stricken down on Monday 6th and died
Monday 13th, 1886.

Mrs Brisco was buried at 10 in the morning and Mr. Questad at 4 in the
afternoon on the same day. On the following day the 16th, Christina, the ten
year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs Nelson, of Clifton was buried in same

On Thursday morning last, Mr. DeHart, father of our Justice of the Peace,
had the misfortune to lose his stable, corn crib, hay and horse by fire. It
is supposed the  hay caught from a spark from the stove pipe. Improvements
S.F. Ozburn has purchased the Frank Gaston house on the hill near the
cemetery and will occupy it as soon as Mr. Cornelison can vacate.
Col. Morrell is progressing finely with the work on his residence.
V.H. Iley will build cottages on his new purchase.
P. B. Ward’s cottage is nearly ready for occupancy.
Sam Harris has completed and is living in his new residence.