Monday, August 13, 2012

Pierce, Clarence J. 1898-1931 Morris Obituary

Pierce, Clarence J. 1898-1931 Morris Obituary

Clarence J. Pierce Dies
Sunday at Home in Morris
Illness Follows Accident Suffered Three
Years Ago Last November at Tractor
Plant---Funeral at Baptist Church Tuesday

Morris, Jan. 27---Clarence J. Pierce, 33, one of the most respected citizens of Morris, died Sunday morning at 10:35 as result of injuries received in an accident at the Tractor plant three years ago last November.
Following injuries he was in the Fox Memorial hospital nearly four months, after which he was able to return home, but was frequently subject to severe headaches causing intense suffering, which he bore with the utmost patience and cheerfulness.
The deceased was born in the town of Laurens, December 20, 1898, the youngest son of Edwin and Francelia Pierce. On June 21, 1919, he was married to Miss Mabel Colburn, youngest daughter of the late Starr and Emma Colburn, and most of his life was spent on the farm of his father-in-law up to the time he commenced working at the Tractor plant, where his accident occurred while working overtime the first day he was thus employed.
Mr. Pierce was a sincere Christian man, loved and respected by all who knew him. He was a member of the Morris Baptist church in which he took an active interest and where he will be greatly missed.
Besides his wife and daughter, Virginia, aged three years, he is survived by two brothers, Charles, Cleveland, O., and Ira of Otego and two sisters, Mrs. William Crawford, also of Otego, and Miss Rose Pierce of Binghamton.
The funeral was held at the Baptist church on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, preceded by a prayer at 2 o'clock at his late residence on West street. Rev. O. B. Hill of West Oneonta officiated.

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