Clinton J. Duffy, early day mining man of Baker county, dropped dead from a heart attack at his farm home near Richland, early Monday afternoon.

Mr. Duffy, who was 83 years old was born in Ireland, and was among the first prospectors in the early ’80s in the camp of Cornucopia. He located the Queen of the West mine which was a big money maker for some time. He made a fortune in mining and later purchased a farm in Eagle Valley, engaging in farming and stock raising.

Surviving are his widow, a son, Donald Duffy of Baker and a married daughter, living in California. He had been a member of the Eagle Oddfellows lodge more than 40 years and wore a veterans medal.

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Saturday, December 31, 1927