The Clocks of Clockville, New York

The Following Clock Obituaries came from the Canastota Bee, Canastota, New York

Obituary of Adam Clock
Canastota Bee, December 14, 1877

Adam Clock, a respected citizen of Clockville, and father-in-law of Abraham Tuttle and Stephen Moot, Esqs., of that place, died at his residence on the 7th. last, aged about 75 years. Mr. Clock had passed nearly his entire life in that vicinity, the village of Clockville having derived his name from his father, one of the first settlers of that region. The deceased leaves a wife and several grown children. The Funeral took place from the residence on Sunday afternoon last.


Obituary of Stephen C. Clock
Canastota Bee, April 4, 1891

Near Clockville, March 30, Stephen C. Clock aged 60 years.


Obituary of Grace I. Cady Clock
Canastota Bee, June 24, 1911

Mrs. Duane Clock

The death of Mrs. Duane Clock which occurred at her home at Clockville early Sunday morning was a great shock to her relatives and numerous friends. Five or six months ago Mrs. Clock suffered an attack of pleurisy from which she never fully recovered. Her family did not realize her serious condition until the insidious inroads of the disease had such a hold that—there was very small hope of recovery, with the best of care and medical attendance. Mrs. Clock was cheerful and ever thinking of others even to the end. She insisted that her daughter Martha, who had been a student in Canastota high school, come and take the regents’ examinations so that she might receive her graduation diploma.

Mrs. Clock was an exceptionally lovely woman of high character with most amiable and cheerful disposition. She had the happy faculty of making friends of all who knew her. While her many beautiful qualities of heart and mind showed to best advantage in her home circle she always took a friendly interest in the welfare of her neighbors who all loved and respected her. Many friends mourned her death as a personal loss.

Mrs. Clock’s maiden name was Grace I. Cady and she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George B. Cady, pioneer residents of the old town of Lenox. She was born at Clockville fifty years ago and all other life had been passed in the immediate vicinity.

Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, the misses Kathleen and Martha Clock, and one son Fred A. Clock. She is also survived by her aged father, Geo. B. Cady of Lenox and two sisters, Mrs. William H. Patten and Mrs. C. F. McConnell and one brother Charles N. Cady of Canastota.

Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. W.J. Stearns of Lysander, a former pastor of the Clockville church officiated. There was a large attendance at the funeral and a profusion of beautiful floral offerings from friends far and near. Burial was made in the cemetery at Clockville.


Mrs. Duane Clock
Canastota Bee, June 24, 1911

The death of Mrs. Duane Clock which occurred at her home at Clockville early Sunday morning was a great shock to her relatives and numerous friends. Five or six months ago Mrs. Clock suffered an attack of pleurisy from which she never fully recovered. Her family did not realize her serious condition until the insidious inroads of the disease had such a hold that there was very small hope of recovery, with the best of care and medical attendance. Mrs. Clock was cheerful and ever thinking of others even to the end. She insisted that her daughter Martha, who had been a student in Canastota high school come and take the regents examinations so that she might receive her graduation diploma.

Mrs. Clock’s maiden name was Grace I. Cady and she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George B. Cady pioneer residents of the old town of Lenox. She was born at Clockville fifty years ago and all other life had been passed in the immediate vicinity. Serviving besides her husband are two daughters, the Misse, Kathleen and Martha Clock, and one son, Fred A. Clock. She is also survived by her father, Geo. B. Cady of Lenox and two sisters, Mrs. William H. Patten and Mrs. C.F. McConnell and one brother, Charles N. Cady of Canastota.

Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. W.J. Stearns of Lysander, a former pastor of the Clockville church officiated. There was a large attendance at the funeral and a profusion of beautiful offerings from friends far and near. Burial was made in the cemetery at Clockville.


Obituary of Duane Clock
Canastota Bee, October 16, 1925

Clockville

Duane Clock died on Saturday October 10th after having been ill about a week. Funeral services were held at Clockville on October 13th. Rev. Folsom, formerly of Clockville and Rev. Mespell of Clockville M.E. church conducted the services. Mr. Clock was buried here.


Obituary of Percy E. Clock
Canastota Bee, February 8, 1935

Chief Clock Died Friday

Had Been Ill For Months
Funeral Held Monday for Well Known Local Citizen

The funeral of Percy E. Clock, chief of police whose death following an extended illness occurred at his South Peterboro street home Friday night was held privately at the house at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon. Rev. Albert D. Stearns pastor of the Presbyterian church officiated and burial was made in Glenwood cemetery at Oneida.

The bearers were: Harry Williams oldest member in service of the local police department with his with the death of Chief Clock, Claude D. Jackson, William Muhlberge, Louis S. Lee, J. Fenn Smith and Clinton Cooper.

In the passing of Mr. Clock, Canastota has lost a citizen who had diversified interests in addition to strict attention to his police duties. Percy Clock had gained fame as a taxidermist, a was an ardent hunter and fisherman, a gardener of ability and a student of weather conditions.

It was in early life that Mr. Clock commenced mounting birds and small game animals found in central New York. Little by little he became more proficient and for years past his services had been sought by many residents in this section and elsewhere. Pheasants to be mounted were a specialty among hunters in the open season.

After concluding a day’s trick as chief of police Mr. Clock would often don his hunting clothes and go to the woods and fields in quest of game. He was also a student of hunting conditions and after a few experiences with his gun was able to predict the general trend of a hunting season.

Mr. Clock was an ardent fisherman and invariably spent his vacation at his camp at Lewis Point, Oneida Lake where he was a daily angler. Bass fishing was his greatest sport, according to his friends and few haunts of this wary fish were unknown to him. In his reports of bass fishing he often declared, “I was hauling them in while fellows in boats all around me did not have a bite.”

Mayor Robert Haines Sunday issued a request that all merchants close their places of business between 2 and 3 o’clock Monday afternoon as a token of respect to Chief Clock during the funeral hours.


Obituary of Mrs. Duane Clock
Canastota Bee, September 18, 1935

Mrs. Duane Clock Died in California

Word was received here this week of the death of Mrs. Duane Clock, 80, stepmother of Fred Clock at her home in San Diego, Calif., Sunday morning. She had been ill thru most of the winter.

Born in Perryville, her name before her first marriage was Harriet Wells. She had lived in Iowa, Spokane, Wash., and San Diego at various periods of her life. She married Duane Clock who had died in 1926, in January 1914. Her body will be cremated and the ashes sent to Perryville for burial. Funeral plans will be announced later.


Obituary of Fred A. Clock,
Canastota Bee, August 21, 1936

Fred A. Clock, 50 Died Last Friday

Fred A. Clock, retired mechanical engineer, scientific farmer and descendant of an old Madison county family died of a heart ailment in the Syracuse Memorial hospital Friday.

Mr. Clock was born in Clockville, September 3, 1885, a son of Duane and Grace Cady Clock. Both the Clock and Cady were early settlers in that section of Madison county.

Clockville which is situated two miles south of Canastota on the Peterboro road was named for Mr. Clock’s grandfather, Adam Clock.

On graduation from Canastota high school Mr. Clock entered Cornell university and completed a course in mechanical engineering about 1906. He then entered the employ of a manufacturing company as a draftsman. At his retirement for the engineering profession 10 years ago, Mr Clock was chief of the engineering staff of the Fall River, Mass., motor truck manufacturing plant.

The death of Duane Clock, his father, prompted Mr. Clock’s retirement. He returned to Clockville and took over the management of the farm which he worked by scientific methods.

He was a 32nd degree Mason and held membership in the Blue lodge in Syracuse. He also was a member of Canastota Presbyterian church and the old Cantle Chief club, former Canastota young men’s social organization.

Surviving are his wife Mrs. Edna Bull Clock and two sisters Mrs. Kathleen Bailey of San Jose, Calif., and Miss Martha Clock of Syracuse.

A room full of floral tributes bore testimony to the esteem in which Mr. Clock was held by his friends, at his funeral Monday afternoon.

The service was conducted by Rev. Albert D. Stearns, pastor of the Presbyterian church. Bearers included Geo. B. and Chas. Cady, Albert J. Pankhurst, Robert Imhofe, Thomas Hurd and W. Fredric Dew. Masons attended in a body and performed their ritual at the grave. Burial was in the Clock plot in the Clockville cemetery.


Obituary of Edna Bull Clock
Canastota Bee, May 27, 1938

Former Clockville Resident Who Died In Syracuse Last Saturday

Edna Bull Clock Died Last Saturday

Well-known Clockville Woman Had Been Ill For About a Year

Edna Bull Clock, 49, widow of the late Fred Clock of Clockville died at the home of her sister Mrs. Clarence E. Bull, 110 Scotholm Boulevard, Syracuse Saturday, following an illness of more that a year. Heart failure was given as the cause of death.

Present at the death bed were Mrs. Clock’s sister, Mrs. Clarence E. Bull of Syracuse and Miss. Frances Mae Bull of Canastota and tow physicians and two nurses who had beeen caring for her.

She was born Oct. 9, 1888 at Cottons, the daughter of Charles and Annie L Bull. She attended Yates high school in Chittenango and was also a student at Syracuse university where she was a member of Phi Beta Phi sorority. She graduated from Yates high 1906.

She belonged to the Presbyterian church of Canastota and was a member of the Women’s Missionary society of the church and also the Becott Sunday school class.

She was married April 14, 1914 to Fred Clock—prominent Clockville farmer who died two years ago. The couple operated a large farm at Clockville for several years.

The funeral was conducted at 4 o’clock Monday afternoon from her sister’s home at 110 Scotholm Blvd., Syracuse and burial was made in Clockville. Pall bearers were Frederick W. Howland, R.E. Deuel, Dr. J B. Deuel, Dr. M.E. Deuel, R.E. Britt, Frank Deuel, Walter Deuel. Friends from Rochester, Geneva, Holcomb, Canastota and Clockville attended the funeral.


Obituary of Frank M. Clock
Canastota Bee, April 21, 1960

Hold Services For Frank M. Clock, 67

Frank M. Clock, 67, was found dead Thursday morning in the barn on his farm located at the intersection of the Roberts St. Rd. and Court St. Rd. Troop D. State Police BCI investigated.

Dr. Kinsella said death was due to multiple skull fractures and brain laceration inflicted by a firearm. He gave a verdict of “death due to suicide.”

Born April 5, 1893, at the farm where he resided all his live. Clock was the son of Addie Leggett and Harley Clock. He resided with his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs Allen Olcott. Mr. Clock never married.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Canastota, the Canastota Lodge 231, F. and A.M.; and of the Wampsville Fire Department.

Funeral services were held at the family home Monday, the Rev. Elwood Case, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Canastota, officiating. Interment was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Canastota.

Funeral arrangements were handled by the Newberry Funeral Home.

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