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H. C. Clock


Posted By: Rose (email)
Date: 4/4/2023 at 17:14:40

Capt. H. C. Clock, Civil War Veteran Dies

Capt. H. C. Clock, civil war veteran, pioneer resident and businessman of Franklin county, died suddenly at his home at Geneva Wednesday. He had a slight heart trouble for a year or more past and had an attack Tuesday night and again early Wednesday morning, but there was no indication that they were serious, and in fact just a few moments before his death he talked freely with members of his family and stated that he expected to be up and around his home that afternoon. Presently he began to cough, and the end came quickly and one of Iowa's real pioneers had answered taps for the last time.

Mr. Clock had recently celebrated his eightieth birthday, having been born on July 24, 1839, at Painesville, Ohio. During the year 1853 he moved to Illinois and four years later came to Iowa and located in Franklin county. Mr. Clock was twice married, his first marriage taking place in May 1865 to Miss Emily J. Roberts, a native of Pennsylvania. Seven children were born to them, three of whom, with the wife and mother have proceeded him to the unknown land. The children surviving are Claude J. Clock, of Bloomington, Illinois; D. H. Clock, a member of the firm of H. C. Clock & Sons, merchants at Geneva; Earl R. Clock, assistant cashier of the State Bank of Latimer, at Latimer; Attorney Sherwood A. Clock of Hampton, and Ernest E. Clock, engaged in the insurance and bond business in Hampton. In 1894 Mr. Clock was united in marriage to his present wife, Miss Amanda Harris, a native of Painesville, Ohio, and she is left to survive him. He is also survived by two brothers, E. L. Clock of Geneva, and Henry A. Clock, of Long Beach, California.

Funeral services were held at the late home in Geneva this afternoon at 2 o'clock, in charge of Rev. W. T. Smith, pastor of the Geneva Methodist Church. Interment was made in the Geneva cemetery.

Evening times-Republican; September 5, 1919


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