January 20, 1916
OBITUARY ~ JOHN CLAREY
. . .lolm Clarey, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Clarey, was born July 20, 1833, near
Hackington, Lincolnshire, England. When about twenty
years of age he came with his family to America and resided for a year or so
in the State of Delaware. From there they removed to Brimfield, Illinois.
After a short residence there they moved to McClane Co., near the town of
Arrowsmith. After a few years there he removed to Lamar, Barton Co., Missouri,
where he met and married Miss Jane Adams, September 26th, 1868. To this union
were born two sons, Thomas and Elmer.
In the fall of 1874, with his family he came to Taylor County, Iowa, where
they have made a continuous residence until December 21st, last, when he and
Mrs. Clarey went to spend the winter in the milder climate of Oklahoma with
his son Elmer and family. Here he was stricken with LaGrippe and passed away
on January 12th, 1916, at the age of 82 years, 5 months and 23 days.
He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, two sons, Thomas of Clearfield and
Elmer of Guthrie, Oklahoma; two brothers, Thomas Clarey of
Leroy, Ill. and Joe Clarey of Hedrick, Indiana; one sister, Mrs. K. H.Stewart
of Sutton, Nebraska; six grandsons and four grand-daughters, of whom he was
very fond and in whom he took a great interest.
Two sisters, Mrs. Robert Wilcox and Mrs. U.V. Payne, preceded him in death.
Uncle John, as ho was generally known, was a kind and loving father and
affectionate husband, always of a light and cheery disposition, trying to make
life happy for everyone near him.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at 2 o'clock Saturday
afternoon, and were conducted by the pastor, Rev. C. A. Carlson. Interment was
made in the Clearfield Cemetery.
Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, June of 2011
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