Clinton Gifford was born March 28, 1923, in Durham, Greene Co., N.Y., to James D. Gifford and Nina Filkins. 
He worked for New York State Department of Transportation in Voorheesville, N.Y., and was also a member of the Rensselaerville Volunteer Fire Department. 
Marriage & Children
Clinton married Helen Kropp , a daughter of Jacob Kropp and Katherine Thorez. They had seven children:
- Richard Gifford
- Jean Gifford
- William Gifford
- James Gifford
- Glendon Gifford
- Allen Gifford
- Ronald Gifford
He died October 3, 1980, in Albany, N.Y. at 57 years of age and was buried in Rensselaerville Cemetery in Rensselaerville. His wife died in 1996.
Published in The Altamont Enterprise (Altamont, NY), October 10, 1980
Clinton Gifford of Rensselaerville Dies
Clinton Gifford of Rensselaerville died Oct. 3 at the Albany Medical Center. He was born in the town of Durham March 28, 1923 son of the late James and Nina Filkins Gifford. Mr. Gifford was a member of the Rensselaerville Volunteer Fire Department and was employed by the New York State Department of Transportation in Voorheesville. Funeral service with Rev. Charles G. Rice officiating was held Monday, Oct. 6 at the Cunningham Funeral Home in Greenville. Interment was in the Rensselaerville Cemetery. Surviving are his widow, the former Helen Kropp; seven sons, William, James, Ronald, John and Glendon, Allen and Roger Gifford, all of Rensselaerville; a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Jean) Button of Voorheesville; and a sister, Mrs. Carl (Daisy May) Shanz of Middleburgh.