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Fred A. Klock

Frederick Klock, (Sheldon E. Klock, Jonas Klock, Jacob I. Klock, John J. Klock, Johannes I. Klock, Hendrick Klock)

Fred A Klock, 53, a native of the town of St. Johnsville died Saturday at his home in Chicago to which city he returned last August after having spent a year and a half here.

Death was from a heart attack. The body arrived here Monday morning. Funeral services were conducted at two o’clock Monday afternoon from the home of his stepmother, Mrs. Lillian Klock, east of the village and interment was made in Prospect View cemetery. The Rev. R.R. Fishbeck pastor of the local Methodist church officiated.

Mr. Klock was born on April 3, 1880 son of the late Sheldon and Myra Powell Klock. He was graduated from the local high school and from Cornell University, where he pursued a course in electrical engineering.

During the World War he was a major in charge of motor transport at Camp Mende, Md. After the war he went to Chicago and after working for a while for the North Shore railroad, entered the employ of the Sinclair Refining company in charge of their motor fleets. His long experience in this work later qualified him for the position of maintenance superintendent of the eastern division of the Yellow Coach Lines which he assumed and held until he retired and came here to reside with his step mother about two years ago. He has been retired since.

Deceased with a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the blue lodge at Corning , N.Y. now of Filmette, Ill. He also belonged to the American Legion.

Surviving are his wife who was Lillian May Lyona (Lyons??) of Richford, N.Y. now of Filmette, Ill; one son, Sheldon also of Wilmette; one daughter, Mrs Genevieve Gough (Groff??), town of St. Johnsville; one sister, Mrs. Nellie Darby of North Branch, N.J. and his step mother previously mentioned, Mrs. Klock; one grandson, Lee Mason Bough, this place.

Mr. Klock was a member of one of this section’s leading families and a descendant of Revolutionary stock. While living in Chicago for much of his life he had always maintained his many friendships here, where he visited frequently and where he spent with the exception of a few months the last two years of his life.

Obit of Fred A. Klock
Enterprise And News
Of St. Johnsville, NY
1/24/1934

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