Obituary of George Henry Klock and Edna Mae Simmons Klock
Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York
June 19, 1956

George H. Klock Succumbs At 65.
Gouverneur Area Farmer Long Ill

Funeral Scheduled Wednesday. Gouverneur, June 19

George Henry Klock, 65, owner and operator of the old McAllaster farm near Somerville, died at 12:30 p.m. yesterday at his farm home after an illness of two years duration.

The funeral will be held at the Sprague funeral home Wednesday at 2, Rev. William C. Wood, pastor of the Gouverneur First Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery, Gouverneur. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening.

Mr. Klock is survived by his wife, Edna; seven sons, Bates Klock, Fowler; George Klock, fine; Morris and Donald Klock, Balmat; Henry Klock, Fowler; and Franklin and Frederick Klock, at home; six daughters, Mrs. Sterling (Ordetta) Sharpe, Madrid; Mrs. Merrill (Beverly) Sharpe, Madrid; Miss Lucinda Klock, Miss Zelphia Klock, Miss Martha Jean Klock and Miss Frances Klock, all at home at Somerville; one sister, Mrs. Frank Bresett, Ogdensburg; one brother, William Klock, Gouverneur and 16 grandchildren.

Mr. Klock was born Jan. 23, 1891, at Gouverneur, the son of Bates O. and Martha Neil Klock; he married Miss Edna May Simmons on May 30, 1917, at the Methodist parsonage, Gouverneur, with Rev. William Hydon, pastor, officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Klock farmed near Edwards and Gouverneur after their marriage, and moved to the McAllaster farm four years ago. Mr. Klock has been in poor health for two years.

Additional Information:
Obituary found on Line Family Tree of Norman J. Young

George Henry Klock (Bates Aaron, Luther, John J. Jr., John J., Johannes J. and Hendrick Klock) was born January 23, 1891 in Gouverneur, St. Lawrence, New York and died June 18, 1956 in Gouvenneur. He married Edna May Simmons on May 30, 1917 in Gouverneur. She was born September 14, 1901 and died August 08, 1976. I have them with 14 Children; Basil Orson, George Morton, Morris Alvin, Ordetta Mae, Donald, Norma A., Henry, Yvonniebell, Franklin, Beverly, Zelphia, Lucinda, Francis and Martha. Norma died young.

Obituary of Edna May Simmons
Watertown Daily Times,Watertown, Jefferson, New York
9 Aug 1976

Edna M. Klock Dies at Age 74. Gouverneur

Mrs. Edna May Klock, 74, Wegatchie, widow of George Klock, died Sunday at 10:25 a.m. in Gouverneur E. J. Noble Hospital where she had been admitted Friday.

"The funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Sprague Funeral Home with Rev. Stanley E. Brown, pastor of the United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Calling hours at the funeral home are tonight and Tuesday afternoon and evening. the VFW Auxiliary will hold a prayer service at the funeral home tonight at 8.

Surviving are six sons, George, of Fine, Morris and Donald, both of Balmat, Henry, Richville, Franklin, Theresa, and Frederick, Philadelphia; six daughters, Mrs. Sterling (Odetta) Sharpe and Mrs. Merrill (Beverly) Sharpe, both of Madrid, Mrs. Howard (Lucinda) Dennie, Gouverneur, Mrs. Robert (Zelphia) McIntosh, Antwerp; Mrs. Allen(Martha) Pedroza, Oxbow, and Mrs. David (Frances) Dudley, Auburn; 50 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Joseph (Otta) Tharrett, Rochester, and nieces and nephews. Three children died earlier.

Born in the Town of DeKalb Sept. 14, 1901, daughter of Henry and Ida Fieldson Simmons, she attended schools at Fowler and Gouverneur and was married to George Klock May 30, 1917 in the Methodist parsonage at Gouverneur.

The couple farmed near Edwards and Gouverneur and moved to the McAllister farm, Johnstown Road, in 1951. Mr. Klock died June 18, 1956. Mrs. Klock moved to Wegatchie in 1963.

She was a member and a past president of the Silas Wainwright Post 6338, VFW Auxiliary, Gouverneur.

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