Obituary of Thomas Everett Klock
Unidentified Newspaper - February 21,1927
Jefferson County, N. Y.

Thomas Everett Klock (Thomas A., George I., Johannes, Henrich Jr., Hendrick Klock)


Retired Lake Captain Dies Near Three Mile Bay


Retired Two Years Ago From Life on Lakes After Having Been Master of Many Large Grain-Carrying Boats Plying the Great Lakes

Three Mile Bay, Feb. 21.--T. Everett Klock, a retired lake captain who resided about a mile east of this village on the state road between Three Mile Bay and Chaumont, died suddenly Sunday morning about 7:30 from an attack of heart disease, aged 71 years.

Mr. Klock had let his farm for the coming year but the tenant had not taken possession, so Sunday morning he went to the barn to do the milking. When he did not return to the house as usual, Mrs. Klock became alarmed and went to the barn, there she found him lying unconscious on the stable floor.

She ran in the storm to a neighbor’s house nearby, for help calling the doctor by telephone. Neighbors carried him to the house, where everything possible was done to revive him, but to no avail.

T. Everett Klock, the son of the late Thomas Klock and Katherine Spoonable (sic) Klock was a life long resident of Three Mile Bay where he obtained his education in the common schools of the town. In early manhood, he married Isadore Fry. One son, Frank Klock, was born to them.

He took up sailing on the great lakes and from lower positions advanced to wheelsman mate and captain. Two years ago he retired.

During his life he saw many changes in navigation, and from sailing on the smaller lake craft, he became captain of some of the largest grain carrying boats plying the great lakes between Duluth and Buffalo.

He was a member of the Masonic fraternity and a man highly respected by all who knew him. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Isadore Fry Klock, a son, Frank Klock of Buffalo, a half sister, Mrs. William Vincent, and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral services in charge of Chaumont Lodge F.A. & M. will be held from the home Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. G. A. Foote, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, officiating. Burial will be made in Three Mile Bay cemetery.

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