- Birth Date
- 7 December 1832
- Death Date
- 21 December 1913
Francis Daniel Clift
He crossed the Atlantic on the ship George W. Bourne in 1851; his occupation was given as "Rule Maker." He worked as a clerk at William Nixon's store in St. Louis before continuing on the Utah. On the original roster of the Spencer Company he is "Daniel Clifft;" but he is listed as "Daniel Clift" on both the 1856 Utah Territorial census and on the 1860 federal census. At the time of both these enumerations he was living in the Salt Lake City 12th Ward with his wife "Virtue." In 1853 he was ordained a Seventy. Tullidge and Daniel's obituary are mistaken when they say he crossed the plains with the Walker brothers, Henry W. Lawrence and John Clark.
- Age at Departure: 19
- “Claudius V. Spencer Company report, 1853.” In Brigham Young office emigrating companies reports 1850-1862, Reports 1853-1855. (CR 1234 5, Box 1, Folder 31)
- "Death Summons Francis D. Clift" Salt Lake Tribune, 22 December 1913, p. 12
- Find a Grave (Website)
- "Francis D. Clift" Salt Lake Mining Review, 30 December 1913, p. 14.
- Tullidge, Edward W., History of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City, Utah: Star Publishing Company, 1886, 52
- Utah Cemetery Inventory
- Utah Death Certificates.
- Utah Death Registers, 1847-1966