Canfield, Clyde E. 1874-1932 Oneonta Obituary
Clyde E. Canfield Dies
From Pernicious Anemia
Former Oneonta Grocer, Retired Five Years Ago
Because of Health—Funeral Services Friday
Clyde E. Canfield, for the past 18 years a resident of Oneonta, who until his health required retirement about five years ago, conducted a grocery store at 9 Elm street for more than 11 years, died about 9:45 o'clock yesterday morning at the Parshall hospital of pernicious anemia. He had not been in good health since his retirement and since August 15, had been confined to his bed, for more than six months at the hospital.
Funeral services will be held at the home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. C. Frederic Fraser, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating in the absence of his minister, Rev. George H. Phillips of the First Methodist church. Burial will be made in Glenwood cemetery.
Cyde E. Canfield was born, September 13, 1874, at Stamford, the son of Charles C. and Susan (Lyon) Canfield. He spent his boyhood there and after some business experience, opened a grocery store, which he conducted for nine years before coming to Oneonta 18 years ago. He married Miss Effie Montgomery at Davenport, June 1, 1899.
Mr. Canfield's first position here was a manager of the store of Arthur M. Butts, one which he then purchased the grocery business of Terrell & Campbell at 9 Elm street, which he operated until his health failed five years ago.
In his business he was found honest and honorable, accommodating, and friendly and hosts of Oneontans remember kindnesses which he gladly accorded. Mr. Canfield was also a loving and devoted husband and father. He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Stamford, the Oneonta Elks' lodge, and the First Methodist church and a man generally held in high regard.
Surviving are his wife and two children, Miss Virginia Canfield, a teacher at Stamford, and Howard C. Canfield, a senior at Oneonta High school; his mother, Mrs. Susan Canfield of Stamford; two sisters, Mrs. Wilbur Champlin of Stamford and Mrs. J. Leslie Flower of Hamilton, and one niece, Mrs. Harold Elsbree of East Worcester. To them the sympathy of many friends will be extended.
Comment: There were several errors in spelling in this obituary which I corrected such as spelling anemia as anaemia.