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Obituary of Dr. Guy A. Klock, Daytona Beach, Florida
Dr. Guy A. Klock, 77, Dies; Founder First Hospital Here

Dr. Guy Klock, longtime resident and civic leader, who founded Daytona Beach's first hospital, dies at 8:25 last night at his home. Death came just two months after the prominent physician had retired after 47 years of practice and 10 days after his 77th. birthday. He lived at 210 South St. Dr. Klock was one of the oldest, practicing physicians in the City.

He moved here in 1906 after his graduation from the University of Michigan Medical School and founded Daytona Beach Sanitarium. He kept the Sanitarium open until 1944 when his only son, Floyd, an Air Force flight surgeon, died in a glider crash in England.

Dr. Klock and his son had planned to operate the place together after the war's end.

Dr. Klock was born in Edwardsville, New York and attended the State Normal School. He started his career as a country school teacher. He served in World War I as an Army Captain. He served as a member of old Daytona's Council and after consolidation as City Commissioner for two terms. As City Commissioner he fought and helped abolish a practice of spending all the budget money before the end of the year and then borrowing money on time warrants.

He was a member of the Elks, Moose and the Assn. of Military Surgeons.

He is survived by his wife, Willie of Daytona Beach; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Bozeman Ormond Beach and Mrs. W.J. Rose, Holy Hill; 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Baggett-McIntosh is in charge of arrangements.

Guy Almeron Klock was the son of James Orville Klock and Hellen M. Hadlock.
Born April 5, 1876
Died 1953

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