INSURED FOR $110,000

New York Times

Clifford, Who Was Lost, Took Out $50,000 Policy Before Sailing
Special to The New York Times
BOSTON, April 21---Either because he had a premonition of death or that he counted the trip a great risk, George Quincy Clifford of Stoughton, who was lost in the wreck of the Titanic, took out $50,000 additional life insurance before he went to Europe. This made the total insurance carried by Mr. Clifford $110,000. He was reputed to have been worth about $150,000, besides the value of his large policies.

Previous to the departure of Clifford his brother died, and while he was on the ocean, bound abroad, his mother died. His wife was ill when he left, and is in a serious condition as the result of the tragic news of the lost steamer. The probate of the will of Clifford’s mother was halted until he returned. He was one of the beneficiaries.

Clifford was 41 years old, was President of the Belcher Last Company, and was a member of Boston and Brockton clubs. His companion on the trip, James E. Maguire of No. 30 Spruce Street, Brockton, also was lost.

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