Vermont Obituaries - Burlington Free Press - Feb 19, 1914


John E. Clarey.

John E. Clarey. newspaper editor in many States and since October, 1910, owner and editor of the Madison, N. J. Eagle, died Tuesday from pneumonia at his home in Madison, N. J.   He was fifty-nine and survived by just a month his oldest son, Wilbur Allen Clarey, a newspaperman of Seattle, Wash,

Mr. Clarey, who was a native of Vermont, resided in Burlington for several years and married Miss Nellie S. Northrop here in 1878.   Two years before his marriage he became city editor of the Evening Leader at Des Moines, Ia, and in 1881 bought the Saturday Mall Car, in that city, which he combined afterward with the Times.   He sold this in 1890 and throe years later became editor and owner of the Saturday Review, and Secretary of the Des Moines Commercial Exchange.   He won fame by his expose of the long term water, gas and electric contracts given out by city.   He headed the committee which forced adoption of commission government in Des Moines.

Mr. Clarey returned to New England and bought "The Berkshire Courier," at Great Barrington, Mass., but sold this in 1904 and bought "The San Bernardino, (Cal.), Times-Index."   Later he returned to Great Barrington and bought back "The Courier."   In 1906 he was elected town treasurer and tax collector and a year later town clerk.   In the fall of 1906 he was elected to the Massachusetts Legislature.

Mr. Clarey was a brother of James Clarey, who died a few weeks ago in a New York hospital, leaving a comfortable fortune which will go his family in this city that had not heard of him for 20 years.   John Clarey, living only 30 miles away, did know that his brother was in New York and after the latter's death it was learned that he made frequent business trips to Madison.

John E. Clarey leaves his wife, three sons and two daughters.   Of his sons, Northrup Clarey is with "The New York Times," and John Edward Clarey, Jr. is associate editor of ? "The Eagle." ?   His funeral will be held this afternoon.

Aaron R. Bryant.

Aaron R. Bryant of 95 Adams street died Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock from the effects of a shock suffered last August.   The funeral is to be held at the house Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock and the Rev. C. J. Staples will officiate.   The body will be placed in the vault at Lake View cemetery.

Mr. Bryant is survived by his second wife, who was Pauline R. Austin of this city, and six children by his first wife: Ada and Ida of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Mrs. Julia Lackey of Brandon, Mrs. May Shurtleff of Troy, N. Y., Mrs. Jessie Manning of Rutland and Mrs. Minnie Dwyer of Middlebury.   He is also survived by a brother, John of Rutland, and a sister, Mrs. O. L. Stafford of New York city.

Mr. Bryant was born at Mount Holly September 29, 1837.   For 25 years or more he was in the employ of M. F. Wheeler & Co. of Rutland.   He was a Mason, being a member of Cairo Temple, and also a member of Killington Commandory, No. 5 of Rutland.

Henry J. Allen.

Henry J. Allen died Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at his home, 13 Poplar street, following a week's illness with Bronchitis.   Mr. Allen had been a sufferer with heart disease for the past four years, much of the time being confined to his home, and was not strong enough to withstand the severe attack of bronchitis.   He was in the 52nd year of his age.

Mr. Allen was born and had always lived in this city, where he had a host of friends.   For 19 years he was foreman of the Free Press bindery, resigning on account of ill health four years ago.   He was skilled in his work and of much value to his employers as well as popular with those in his charge.   On February 29, 1892, he married Miss Marguerite E. Dooley, who survives him.

Besides his wife, Mr. Allen is survived by three daughters, Marjory, Dorothy and Marguerite, and by four sons, Arthur, Harold, Ethan and Leslie.   He is also survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. McGrath of Shelburne.

The funeral will be held at 9::30 tomorrow morning at St. Mary's Cathedral.

Mrs. Helen M, Spear.

Mrs. Helen M, Spear died Tuesday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock at the home of her sister, Mrs. Julia Latham of 221 Colchester avenue, after a week's illness with pneumonia.   She was 77 years of age.   A week ago last Sunday a sister of Mrs. Spear, Mrs. Miles W. Newton of Malletts Bay, died of the same disease.

Mrs. Spear was born in Rutland, but lived the greater part of her life in this city.   She was twice married.   Her first husband was Branscom Perrigo of Essex Center, whose death occurred in 1863.   Later she was married to Edwin F. Spear and his death occurred in 1901.

She is survived by three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Julia Latham and Mrs. Anna L. Fremau of this city, and Mrs. Fanny Bryant of Roxbury, and C. J. Harrington and James J. Harrington, both of Burlington.

The funeral will be held this afternoon, with burial in Elmwood cemetery.

Peter B. Cross.

Peter B. Cross died Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at his home at Malletts Bay following several weeks' illness with pneumonia.   Mr. Cross had been improving but about two weeks ago had a relapse and failed rapidly.   He had always been a resident of Malletts Bay.   He was 71 years old.

Mr. Cross is survived by two daughters, Miss Mamie Cross of Westport, N. Y. and Miss Carrie Cross who kept house for her father; by two sons, Martin and Calvin Cross of Webster, Mass., by four grandchildren, Charles, Bertram and Gerald Cross and Clayton Tyler; by four sisters, Mrs. John Browe and Mrs. J. Villemaire of Burlington and Mrs. Carrie Memoe and Mrs. George Memoe of Brandon, and by three brothers, Moses and Antoine of Burlington and Nelson of Malletts Bay.

The funeral was held at St. Joseph's Church Monday morning and the interment was in Calvary cemetery.

Miss Jennie F. Hoyt.

Miss Jennie F. Hoyt, for many years a resident this city, died Saturday evening at New York city after an illness of a year's duration.   The body will be brought to this city, arrivingto-day, and the funeral will be held tomorrow morning at nine o'clock at St. Mary's Cathedral, with interment in family lot at St. Joseph's cemetery.

Miss Hoyt lived for years in the Deming family homestead at 303 Pearl street, which was built by her grandfather in 1816, and sold a few years ago by Miss Hoyt to A. S. Isham.   Latterly Miss Hoyt had been living at Tenafly, N. J.   Of a family of 11 children, but three brothers remain: Frank O. Hoyt of Lakeside, N. J., Frederick Hoyt and Edward Hoyt of Brooklyn, N. Y.   There are many nephews and nieces.

W. W. Canning.

The body of W. W. Canning, who died after a lingering illness at the home of his son, Dr. T. H. Canning, in Port Henry, N. Y. arrived in this city yesterday noon was taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. R. A. Farrell, at 65 North Willard.   Mr, Canning formerly lived in this city.   Besides his son he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. R. A. Farrell and Miss E. M. Canning, and a brother, Oliver, all of this city.   The funeral will be held this morning at nine o'clock at St. Mary's Cathedral with interment in St. Joseph's cemetery.

Anita Remillard.

Anita, the five years old daughter of Joseph Remillard of 13 Bissell street, died Friday evening shortly before nine o'clock at the Mary Fletcher hospital of pneumonia, following an operation for appendicitis.   She Is survived by several sisters and brothers, her mother having died about two years ago.   The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at St. Joseph's Church, with burial in Calvary cemetary.

Mrs. G. W. Younger.

Mrs. G. W. Younger died at her home at 522 St. Paul street last evening at 10:30 o'clock. The funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Source = The Burlington Free Press and Times; Thursday, February 19, 1914, Page 4 Columns 4 and 5



Clarey - At Madison, N.J., February 17. John Edward Clarey, aged 59 years.

Hoyt - In New York city, February 14, 1914, Jennie F., daughter of William Henry and Anne Deming Hoyt.

Clarey - At Seattle, Wash., January 17, Wilbur Allen Clarey, eldest son of John Edward and Nellie Northrop Clarey, aged 33 years.

Baxter - Entered into rest at Washington, D. C., February 12, 1914, Mrs. Florence T. Baxter, widow of Dr. J. H. Baxter, late surgeon-general U. S. army.   Interment at Arlington cemetery.

Source = The Burlington Free Press and Times; Thursday, February 19, 1914, Page 5 Column 4